The Mercian Trust

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What we can offer you

Getting the basics right

  • We are proud to be a Living Wage employer.
  • When appropriate to the role, we are very happy to offer the right candidates with specific recruitment and retention incentives.
  • We follow the national teacher and NJC pay scales, including the awarding of nationally agreed pay increases.
  • We have a range of pioneering HR policies that we are particularly proud of - from our flexible working policy to our menopause policy. We always take an informed approach to ensuring our policies are fit for purpose and represent the most equitable deal for all parties.
  • We are a committed apprenticeship employer. Many of our current apprentices are former students from our schools, growing our own talent from within.
  • We have developed a newly-designed annual professional growth review underpinned by our cultural blueprint.
  • We are very proud of our time-back scheme to thank staff who provide students with valuable enrichment opportunities such as regular clubs and educational visits.


Additional benefits

All staff employed by The Mercian Trust are now able to access a fantastic range of additional employee benefits.

These include:

  • discounts on everyday purchases via EdenRed
  • a comprehensive free of charge health plan via Simplyhealth
  • a salary sacrifice electric car scheme via Tusker
  • a cycle to work scheme via Halfords


A sector-leading CPD offer

  • We offer a truly comprehensive training programme featuring exclusive Mercian Trust content from the world's leading education professionals.
  • You can be assured of getting the very best mentoring and support for all external professional qualifications and programmes such as ECT and NPQs.
  • We are proud of our package of goals-focussed training for non-student facing associate staff.
  • Our Digital Champions support all staff to maximise the benefits of our multi-million pound digital infrastructure and to transform the way we teach, we learn, we lead, and we operate.
  • We hold an annual staff development conference for all staff that is packed with content, valuable resources, and networking opportunities.
  • Staff can join our wide range of Professional Learning Communities, led by Trust Lead Professionals to develop collaborative practice across our schools and wider sector.
  • All staff are invited to have articles published in our half-termly education journal, The Education Exchange, and to be supported to write and speak for external audiences via our excellent links with leading publications and training organisations.