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Recruitment

Trust Benefits

Fortis Trust is dedicated to attracting and retaining the right teachers and support staff who are committed to developing and nurturing our students. We provide a range of rewards to support our staff.

Alongside providing a competitive pay package, we offer tax-efficient schemes for childcare and cycle-to-work purchases.

Rewards

Rewards vary according to whether you are teaching staff or support staff, but include the following:

Teaching staff

  • Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Retail, Health & Leisure Offers through CSSC Chatham & Maidstone Sports & Leisure scheme – Optional to join
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Tax-Efficient Cycle-to-Work Programme
  • Specsavers Vouchers
  • Free annual flu jab

Support staff

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous Annual Leave Package Plus Public Holidays
  • Retail, Health & Leisure Offers through CSSC Chatham & Maidstone Sports & Leisure scheme – Optional to join
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Tax-Efficient Cycle-to-Work Programme
  • Specsavers Vouchers
  • Free annual flu jab

All staff at Fortis Trust can also access the following benefits through our Employee Assistance programme:

  • Confidential emotional support and counselling available 24 hours a day, 365 days a week
  • Up to free six sessions of face-to-face or telephone counselling
  • Access to online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Management consultation to support those responsible for managing others
  • Specialist information on work-life balance
  • Financial and legal information
  • Information on local services such as elder care and childcare

Fortis Trust staff will receive full induction support upon joining the team, plus ongoing personalised professional development opportunities, and wellbeing support.

As a Mindful Employer organisation, we also encourage staff to take part in regular ‘wellbeing days & weeks’ during the year, which involves opportunities to engage in a range of leisure, sport and health based activities. The Trust also has their own women’s netball team who compete regionally against other schools.

Bursaries:

Applications from members of staff for a bursary will be given sympathetic support. Fortis Trust offers bursaries to employees who have registered for degree credit and professional body courses under the terms and conditions below.

Basic Eligibility

The bursary programme is available to:

All full-time and part-time staff with at least half-time appointments who have completed two years continuous service to the Trust by the first day of the academic session for which the bursary is awarded.

Courses covered

  • The bursary programme applies only to those courses and programmes related to gaining Qualified Teacher Status / Professional Certification.
  • A member of staff must have been admitted to such a course or programme to be eligible for the bursary.

Value

  • The value of the tuition bursary benefit is reviewed annually.
  • For the 2018-19 academic year, the value of the bursary is remaining at the 2017-18 figure: a maximum of £2000 for a full degree course; £1000 to a maximum of £1500 for certificate courses; and, up to £500 for courses and programmes of 1-3 terms duration.
  • The bursary awarded should also be used to assist with costs of travel, subsistence, books and other materials required for the course.
  • The bursary benefit will not be credited for charges for courses that are cancelled by the student.

Vacancies

We advertise our vacancies on various platforms, including, but not limited to; Jobs Go Public; e-Teach; KentTeach; and various recruitment agencies e.g. Apex.  Vacancies will also be published on the Fortis Trust website, and the relevant trust partner websites.