We are keen to hear from individuals who are interested in developing a career in our trust, outside of formal recruitment windows. Get in touch here.
The Application Process
All candidates must complete the following application process.
- All applicants must submit a Trust application form. We do not accept CVs or Council Forms.
- Email your completed application to email@example.com or post it to:
MLT Recruitment Team
Mercia Learning Trust
79 Glen Road
After your application has been submitted:
- In all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage.
- All applications that have been submitted via email will receive an email confirming receipt.
- An email and/or letter will be sent to shortlisted candidates with details of the interview process.
- If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful.
- Take a look at www.merciatrust.co.uk/careers for more on what it’s like working for the trust, what we offer you, and what we’re looking for.
- Should you require any additional information about the role or the school, or would like an informal discussion or out of hours visit, please contact the school directly. You can find out more about our schools here.
- For more information about the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Small Print
- Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. If you are shortlisted, your suitability to work with children will be explored, and this will include disclosing convictions. The information you disclose may be discussed with you during the interview.
- The successful candidate will therefore be required to complete a DBS check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.
- We are an Equal Opportunities employer. Our staff are recruited and promoted on the basis of their merits and abilities and no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of racial group, origin or nationality, sex, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, political or religious beliefs or trade union activity. Please indicate whether there are any reasonable adjustments or access requirements you would need to help you to attend an interview. If you wish to discuss your requirements prior to submitting your form, please contact the Human Resources Team on 0114 349 4230. Alternatively, please give details on a separate sheet and return with your application form.
Applying to Mercia Learning Alliance
Mercia Learning Alliance offers aspiring teachers high quality training opportunities in primary and secondary schools. Working with either The University of Sheffield or The Sheffield SCITT, you will shadow colleagues and learn about teaching in a range of schools across the city. The placements in our partner schools, many of which are outstanding, provide an invaluable insight into teaching as a profession, and your training will prepare you fully for a successful career in teaching.
We will offer support with recruitment and job applications and should a suitable vacancy arise in one of our network of schools, you may be fast-tracked to the interview stage.
Applying to become a Governor or Trustee
We are always on the look-out for fantastic volunteers to join our experienced and dynamic governance teams.
You can find out more about what it's like to be a Governor, Trustee or Member here.
Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
The Trust pays full regard to ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ guidance and we ensure
that all appropriate measures are applied in relation to everyone who works for the Trust.
Safer recruitment practice includes scrutinising applicants, verifying identity, verifying
qualifications, obtaining professional references, checking previous employment and
ensuring that the successful candidate has the health and physical capacity for the job. It also includes undertaking interviews and checking criminal convictions.
If you are shortlisted, your suitability to work with children will be explored and this will
include disclosing convictions. The information you disclose may be discussed with you
during the interview.
The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.