Staff Benefits

We know that, to achieve our vision, it is our people who will make the big difference.

In order to attract the strongest talent, we offer a competitive reward and benefits package.

Competitive salaries

We offer competitive salaries for both teaching and non-teaching staff based on the type and level of role you do. We are an accredited Living Wage Foundation employer . This ensures we are treating people fairly across the Trust as well as remaining competitive. Pay ranges are reviewed annually with our recognised unions. Your starting salary will be determined by the pay range for your role, your experience as well as external market conditions.

National Terms and Conditions

Star Academies is committed to offering national terms and conditions in line with the School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions document (“STPCD”), the Burgundy Book (for Teachers) or the NJC Green Book (for Support Staff). This commitment is protected via a Recognition and Collective Agreement between Star and the national Trade Unions and Professional Associations.

Pension Scheme

All contracted members of staff will be automatically enrolled into a career-average pension scheme with either the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or the Local Government Pension Scheme (whichever is appropriate). You don’t pay tax or national insurance on your contributions and Star adds a generous employer contribution, which varies depending on your salary. All staff are entitled to opt-out of the pension scheme should they wish to do so.

Holiday

We recognise the importance of a good work-life balance and provide generous holiday entitlements. This entitlement is in addition to any Bank or Public holidays. If you work part-time, your holiday entitlement will be pro-rated. Teaching staff receive the standard school holiday allowance.

Flexible and Family Friendly Policies

We understand that our employment policies need to be flexible and responsive in order to promote diversity and equality, and to attract and retain the highest quality workforce. We offer flexible working opportunities; job share arrangements and part-time roles; generous family leave packages; and leave to support you with emergencies or for compassionate reasons.

Recognition

We’re proud to have a range of schemes, which recognise the achievements of our staff and show our appreciation of their contributions. Our Star Letters scheme and annual Star Awards provide a way for managers to reward and recognise colleagues who go that extra mile. We also like to take the opportunity to formally recognise and celebrate the loyalty of those who have worked for us for a significant period of time.

Health Protection

All staff are offered a Healthcare Cash Plan from Simplyhealth. The Cash Plan allows you to claim money back on the cost of everyday healthcare, such as dental treatment, eye tests, physiotherapy, acupuncture, osteopathy, chiropractic treatment, homeopathy and chiropody/podiatry, all up to an agreed annual limit.

Advice and Counselling Services

Our Employee Assistance Programme offers free and confidential advice available 24hrs, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You will also have access to structured counselling of up to six sessions available either face-to-face or over the phone.

GP Services

Through our partnership with Simplyhealth, we offer 24/7 telephone access to GP services. You can speak to a GP at any time and if appropriate treatment requires medication, the GP can offer you a private prescription.

Lifestyle Benefits and Discounts

We provide a variety of discounts and deals on a range of health-related activities and experiences, including gym memberships, sports equipment and family days out.

Cycle to work scheme

Our Cycle to Work scheme enables employees to purchase brand-new bicycles and cycling equipment via salary sacrifice, making tax and National Insurance savings.

Work for us

If you’re interested in working for us, please search our latest vacancies for a role that suits your skills. If our school doesn’t have any suitable vacancies currently then you may find another Star school does. If you don’t see what you’re looking for now, check back at a later date or set up a job alert to receive updates.

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