LAP 17

Benefits

We offer the following benefits, designed to promote your wellbeing and make your time at The Arbib Education Trust enjoyable and rewarding. 


Core benefits

  • Holiday – 30 days’ paid holiday a year plus bank holidays (statutory leave for teaching staff)
  • Paid leave – enhanced sick pay, maternity pay and adoption leave pay (linked to service) and paid leave for unforeseen personal situations 
  • Pension – a generous defined benefit pension with the Local Government Pension Scheme or Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Death in service payment – lump sum payment and an ongoing pension for your partner & children (subject to conditions & membership of our pension scheme)

Health and wellbeing

  • Private healthcare – a Trust contribution towards your voluntary membership of Benenden Health for speedy private healthcare
  • Flu vaccinations – offered free on-site every year
  • Employee assistance programme – free, independent 24/7 help and advice for work-related issues, as well as problems affecting your home life
  • Wellbeing groups – each academy has a dedicated budget specifically for wellbeing activities
  • Gym – free use of the Trust gym
  • Environment – modern working environment with excellent facilities, where you might also discover a life-size plane hanging from the ceiling or an Iron Age roundhouse

Professional development

  • Professional development – full and part-funded training courses (including higher cost courses such as Masters, PhD) and a wide range of learning opportunities available to all
  • Museum learning – dedicated on-site team to support the creation of powerful and exciting experiences for our students and staff

Employee discounts

  • Car parking – free and on-site
  • Hot drinks – free tea & coffee provided for all staff
  • Cycle-to-work scheme – save up to 32% on a new bike and accessories
  • Discounts through Sodexo – discounts on shopping, restaurants, days out, holidays, cinema tickets

Family

  • Nursery – onsite nursery for children over 3 years
  • School – school place for your child with 2 years’ service within the Trust

Work-life balance

  • Trustee day – an extra day of paid holiday that can be taken during term time
  • Flexible working – all staff can make a request to work flexibly from day one and many of our staff work part-time and / or term-time only
  • Teacher cover - We have Cover Supervisors reducing the amount of cover required by teachers and PPA periods are on timetables and not used for cover purposes
  • Staff social activities – a range of fitness and social events throughout the year
  • Christmas party – subsidised by the Trust each year