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The White Rose Academies Trust offers a wide range of benefits for all of its employees. Click 'staff benefits' to find out more. 

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Andrew Whitaker

Chief Executive Officer

White Rose Academies Trust

Thank you for your interest in working within The White Rose Academies Trust, an aspirational educational trust within the heart of Leeds. From this page you can view all our job opportunities including Leeds City Academy, Leeds East Academy, Leeds West Academy and Mill Field Primary Academy.


Our Academies are based in some of the most diverse and challenging areas of the UK, but all have at their core a truly inspirational student community. We are confident that our students will be the leaders of the future and that under their leadership, communities and nations will be radically transformed.


As a Trust we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students which is why we employ almost 400 outstanding professionals, all committed to unlocking the potential of young people whilst advancing their aspirations. If you believe you have the skills and experience to further the vision of our exciting future, we want to hear from you.


Joining our vibrant team of staff within the Trust offers unique benefits, including:​​​


  • A dynamic system of technical and teaching assistance throughout your role, buttressed with outstanding open-door management.


  • Health & Wellbeing support, ensuring that the individual needs for every colleague to thrive and develop are guaranteed.


  • An ever growing staff benefits package including the Cycle2Work Scheme and Tastecard.


  • An exceptional White Rose CPD programme alongside further CPD opportunities within the extended Luminate Education Group. 

  • Award-winning facilities with cutting-edge technologies and resources, including access to advanced Microsoft and Adobe software packages.


  • An inspirational working atmosphere providing rewards, trips and celebrations for unique achievements and above and beyond accomplishments.


  • A tangible satisfaction of directly improving the community and lives of individuals through the quality of your work.


Our Trust is sponsored by Leeds City College, one of the largest further education providers in the country. Leeds City College’s mission mirrors our own vision; “To be an exceptional and responsive College providing life-changing education, skills and experiences for individuals, businesses and communities.”


Along with the White Rose Academies Trust, Leeds City College is part of the Luminate Education Group.  Other members of the group include Leeds Conservatoire, Keighley College and Harrogate College.   As well as sharing our vision, our sponsor provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our academies. 


We want to expand our family of committed and skilled people, who will directly benefit the future of the next generation. If you wish to discuss any of the opportunities we have on offer, please contact us at or call 0113 284 4260.

We look forward to hearing from you.



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Andrew Whitaker

Chief Executive Officer

The White Rose Academies Trust

Colin Booth

Group Chief Executive Officer- Luminate Education Group

Sponsor of White Rose Academies Trust

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The Trust’s vision is to be an exceptional and responsive academy group providing life changing education, skills and experiences for individuals in our academies and in their communities. Our academies are outward facing schools, working closely with local secondary and primary schools/academies and other educational institutions on a national and international basis. They will also develop close links with other training and education providers including local colleges, universities and private training providers.


Our academies will be part of their local community and will develop relationship with community groups and employers. The aim of collaboration in every case is to raise standards of achievement of students. White Rose Academies Trust believes that by working in partnership with Leeds City College we will be well placed to provide an innovative local solution to the educational needs of Leeds to benefit and support more young people across the city and raise their ambitions and aspirations.


The college, as academy sponsor and strategic partner, believes that it can make a unique contribution to the work of our academies through its expertise and national and international networks. The profile of Leeds City College as the largest educational provider in the area will be of great benefit to the students and staff of White Rose Academies Trust. As sponsor the college will play an active part in developing any specialisms with extensive work placements, alongside the design and possible delivery of vocational qualifications. The college is also keen to promote the employability prospects of the students attending our academies through a range of activities.

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Colin Booth

Group Chief Executive Officer- Luminate Education Group

Sponsor of White Rose Academies Trust


Sarah Carrie

Executive Principal

White Rose Academies Trust

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Richard Chattoe


Leeds City Academy

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Danny Bullock


Leeds East Academy

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Dan Whieldon


Leeds West Academy   

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Kate Burton


Alder Tree Primary

Leeds East, Leeds City and Leeds West Academies students
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