National Lead Practitioner for Enrichment (Careers, Student Voice and Eco-Trust)

Location: Flexible

Salary: L11-L15

Status: Permanent, full time

Hours: Full time

Closing date: 13 July 2020, 12:00 pm

Interview date(s): TBC

Start date: January 2021

We are looking to recruit an outstanding teacher to work as a National Lead Practitioner for Enrichment, specifically to lead Careers, Student Voice and lead our ambition to be the most eco-friendly trust in the UK.

About OAT

Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) is a not-for-profit sponsor of 40 primary and secondary academies. Our vision is for all young people to have access to the highest academic, social and practical skills required to achieve their full potential, whether going on to study at a leading university or entering the world of work. We are determined to become the Trust that makes the biggest difference, both inside and outside the classroom.

Our successful family of schools educates over 30,000 students across many areas of the country. We are continuing to improve outcomes for our students despite being largely in areas of historic academic underachievement

Our expectations are high and we are looking for someone with great drive and energy, who will go above and beyond in their pursuit to improve our children’s life chances.

About the job

We are looking to recruit an outstanding teacher to work as a National Lead Practitioner for Enrichment, specifically to lead on Careers, Student Voice and our Eco agenda.

The support you offer our leaders and teachers will be vital in ensuring that all of our schools achieve the same successes.  Joining a national school improvement team led by the National Director of Teaching and Training, you will use your passion, subject knowledge and expertise to drive forward the quality of teaching and learning in your key areas and curriculum development. Working in different schools, you will model great practice through a partial teaching timetable, but you will also coach and lead others across our network. This in an exciting role that requires flexibility, a team spirit, and a willingness to learn.  It will suit individuals who want to work at a more strategic level, across a range of schools. Training will be provided whether the successful candidate is new to senior leadership or they are looking for additional experience before applying for deputy headships.

About you

The successful candidate will:

  • be an outstanding teacher with a proven track record of securing sustained excellent outcomes
  • have up-to-date knowledge of careers education and a sound understanding of the Gatsby Benchmarks.
  • have proven experience of identifying and implementing effective strategies for improving attainment in challenging schools
  • be able to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to enrichment within their school
  • be passionate about student voice and student leadership
  • be passionate about eco-sustainability
  • have a highly effective style that is both consultative and influential
  • be able to demonstrate resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards
  • will have operated at middle or senior leadership level for a period of at least three years

In return, we offer great career prospects in a supportive environment, commitment to your continued professional development, pension, health cash plan and other generous staff discounts.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about the role, or if you have any additional queries, please contact the National Director for Teaching and Training at Tuesday.Humby

Completed applications together with a covering letter explaining why you are interested in and suitable for the role, should be submitted by Monday 13 July 2020 at 12.00pm using the OAT application form which can be found below and emailed to

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applications in other formats but please contact us if you require an accessible application pack.


OAT is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


NLP for Enrichment (Careers) JD and PS

OAT Teacher application form