Working for WISE Academies

We want WISE Academies to be the employer of choice for talented staff looking to work in the North-East of England.  Below are some of the benefits of working for us: -


Pension Schemes

All staff are entitled to join the Local Government Pension Scheme. or Teachers' Pension Scheme. Both are excellent pensions and the employer contributions are extremely generous compared to other employers.


Health and Wellbeing

Access to a wellbeing package for all staff which provides a range of free benefits including counselling, physiotherapy, GP helpline and access to consultants and medical operations. See more at


Enhanced Contractual Sick Pay

Enhanced contractual sick pay in accordance with the Burgundy Book (teaching staff) and Green Book (support staff).

Working Together

We continuously develop new and unique ways for individuals and schools across our organisation to work together. This enables staff to share best practice and develop skills.


Trade Union Consultation

The trust maintains a positive relationship with recognised Trade Union Representatives who negotiate on behalf of the staff.


Continuous Service Recognition

Recognition of continuous service in accordance with the modification order.

Staff Surveys and Employee Engagement Forum

We are commited to being an employer of choice and regularly seek feedback from all colleagues through surveys and the employee engagement forum.


Professional Development Opportunities

A wide range of CPD opportunities offered through the Town End Associate Research School, through joint working between the academies within our Trust and through other opportunities.


Enhanced Family Friendly Schemes

Free flus jabs are offered to support the health of all employees.

We have a wide range of policies in place to support family life, This includes Maternity, Paternity, Addoption and Leave of abscence.

Annual Leave

Minimum of 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays for all support staff (pro-rated for part-time employees), increasing to 28 days after five years of service.

Free Flu Jabs

Free flu jabs are offered to support the health of all employees.

Over 97% of staff enjoy working for WISE Academies

Staff Survey 2021
I feel very much part of a forward thinking trust, we do not stand still and continually strive to improve our provision.
Staff Survey 2021
I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone at WISE for the understanding, support and, where relevant, challenge since Adderlane became a part of WISE academies.
It has been evident this year that the Trust has implemented measures to look after its staff. This has made me feel more valued.

Without the support from the Trust at all levels - other heads, the regional hub leads, HR, finance, estates (basically everyone) my job would be much more difficult.


100% of Head Teachers enjoy working for WISE Academies

Staff Survey 2021

Current Vacancies

We advertise our current vacancies via North East Jobs.