Our Offer to Staff

Thank you for your interest in joining SELCAT Catholic Academy Trust. Our vision is to create a family of schools that together, through shared support and challenge, strive to provide the highest quality of Catholic education for every young person we collectively serve. This can only happen if we recruit, retain and develop the highest quality staff.

Whether you’re a trainee teacher, experienced educator, administrative professional or support staff member, we provide opportunities for personal and professional growth, the chance to make a positive impact in the community, and the potential for a fulfilling career.

What can we offer you?

Professional development

Whether it be in the form of continuing professional development (CPD), providing the chance to collaborate with colleagues across the Trust, or simply providing support and encouragement, we will empower you to enhance your skills and knowledge, inspire you to make a difference, and enable you to flourish and grow.

  • Bespoke induction programmes in each of our schools
  • Trust conferences and inset days
  • Termly meetings / conferences for ECTs across the Trust to meet and collaborate
  • Collaborative projects and cross phase co-operation with primary and secondary schools across the Trust, offering the chance to share knowledge, skills and expertise
  • Group networking meetings (both teaching and support) to share good practice
  • Support with studying for professional qualifications.

Incentives and benefits

We offer a comprehensive range of employee incentives and benefits to enhance and support both your personal and working life. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Shopping discounts
  • Discounted cinema tickets
  • Pension Scheme (Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme) with generous employer contribution
  • Terms and conditions of employment that mirror the STPCD and NJC documents
  • Our Support Staff on 52-week contracts benefit from an annual leave allowance of 29 days in addition to any Bank or Public Holidays
  • We can offer flexible working opportunities through part time and/or term time only positions.

Prioritising wellbeing

We will spend more than a third of our life at work and here at SELCAT we recognise that this can have a huge impact on your quality of life. We strive to create a positive work environment in order to increase engagement and motivation amongst staff, boost job satisfaction and therefore retention, enhance performance and productivity, and promote a healthy work life balance. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Trained Mental Health Ambassadors across the Trust can be directly approached for support.
  • Free, confidential staff advice and counselling service from external providers such as Mind, Qwell and MoneyHelper.
  • 30% off Nuffield Health Gym Membership plus some schools provide free access to onsite gyms.

A desirable location

South East London’s accessible transport links, green spaces, exciting entertainment and rich heritage and history makes it an appealing place to both live and work. Visit each of our school’s websites to find out more about the boroughs in which they reside.