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Build your career at United Learning

With almost a hundred schools, two central offices providing excellent professional and support services, and numerous specialist field-working opportunities, we can offer an exciting career path in locations across the country. If you’re just starting out in your career, explore our teacher training or apprenticeship programmes. If you’re looking for an opportunity to progress, browse our vacancies here. 

Why United Learning?

Since 1884, United Learning has been committed to providing the best education and opportunities for the children and young people in our schools. Just as we seek to nourish their lives, we want the best for our colleagues too. 

When you join us as a teacher or member of support staff, you can be confident that you will receive the opportunities, guidance and materials you need to excel in your role. 

As a long-established group of schools, stretching from the North West to the South Coast, one of the many benefits of joining us is the breadth and depth of resources and support available. With a shared curriculum, expert subject and business support advisors, a national pool of peers, coaching, mentoring and individual CPD plans, your career will develop and grow as much as you want it to. 

The strength of our Group is determined by our people, which is why we seek to recruit the very best in their field, with the skills and enthusiasm to inspire our young people and support their educational journey. 

We believe that diversity drives innovation and are determined to build a culture where difference is valued and celebrated. In creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve, we are committed to continuing to improve the diversity of staff within each of our schools and central teams.


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I’d like to train as a teacher, where do I start?

United Teaching is our bespoke teacher training course and a great place to start your teaching career. We also offer a Future Teachers programme to kickstart your career while being immersed in your local school setting.

Are there any United Learning schools in my area?

Almost certainly! We are an ever-growing Group of almost a hundred schools spread across England.

What's the pay like?

We are proud to offer competitive remuneration and benefit packages for all roles.  

For teachers in our academies, we guarantee to pay above the maintained sector; the average is currently 5% above. We also offer the generous TPS/LGPS pension schemes to all academy-based colleagues.  

Remuneration is just one element of the fantastic benefits package of working at United Learning.

Will I get any professional development opportunities?

Absolutely! We offer a huge variety of CPD options. From pursuing qualifications to mentorship and leadership training, we support our schools to offer every staff member opportunities to realise their full potential. 

Are benefits offered to every member of staff?

Yes, everyone receives a core benefits package that includes a contributory pension scheme, plus a vast array of discounts for shops and restaurants. 

I need to move house to take up a new role – will I be eligible for a remuneration package?

If your role is eligible, then you could receive up to £8,000 to help with relocation costs. This can be put towards the cost of buying or renting a new home, and you will also receive a health care package for your first year of employment. Talk to your recruiting school for more details.

Can I transfer between schools?

We’re always keen for staff to find opportunities to progress internally, and we welcome internal applications for roles. All vacancies are advertised on this website and on United Hub, our Group intranet. You can also talk to your line manager to find out about any other opportunities. 

I can’t see a role that matches my criteria – can I apply speculatively?

We’re always keen to hear from people who would like to join United Learning. You can set up tailored job alerts and be the first to find out about a role that matches your requirements. You can do this by clicking on the link below and creating an account, you can then personalise your profile and set up tailored job alerts.

Do you have any opportunities for staff who aren’t teachers?

Yes, many!

Of our 10,000 current employees over half are in education and business support roles. This is in our schools or central offices in Peterborough and London, or field-based colleagues working remotely. Our business support colleagues include expert professionals in many functions, including finance, human resources, marketing, estates and IT. These colleagues play an essential role in providing better life opportunities for our pupils and our schools couldn’t run without them.

United Learning comprises: United Learning Ltd (Registered in England No: 00018582. Charity No. 313999) UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

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