Staff Benefits

A happy workforce is a 
productive one.

The White Rose Academies Trust is a highly ambitious organisation that serves the great city of Leeds, situated in the beautiful county of Yorkshire.


The Trust is a member of the Luminate Education Group, a diverse family of education providers which currently includes:

  • The White Rose Academies Trust

  • Leeds City College

  • Leeds Conservatoire (formerly known as Leeds College of Music)

  • Keighley College

  • Harrogate College

  • The University Centre

  • Leeds Sixth Form


This group educates over 25,000 students across secondary, further education and higher education.


All parts of the group are relentless in their vision to provide world class education for our amazing students.


We are delighted that you are considering applying for a role within The White Rose Academies Trust.  In addition to highlighting your opportunity to work for a progressive, highly supportive and visionary Trust, we also want to share with you a sample of the amazing benefits package available to all staff.

Access to the Nuffield hospital (Leeds City Centre) Staff have access to physiotherapy, counselling and appointments with medical specialists in a range of fields. Nuffield also offer discounted gym memberships and private medical plans to all our staff, as well as a FREE annual health check available in the academies.

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Teaching staff also have a wide range of access to excellent CPD opportunities – including a new trust-wide CPD programme, attendance at national and international conferences, visits to ‘outstanding’ academies / trusts nationally and formal qualifications up to Masters level.

Staff are entitled to discounted meals at over 6,000 restaurants worldwide including 50% off and 241 deals, home hub discounts including up 27% off movie rentals, discounted cinema, days out and attractions, theatre tickets, and hotels and resorts worldwide, as well as retail discounts off gym memberships, retail and online stores all with the Tastecard+ membership.


Commuter Travel Club

  • Discounted monthly bus ticket

  • Automatic mobile ticket renewal

  • Unlimited bus travel for work or leisure

  • Price frozen for 12 months

  • Tickets sent straight to your mobile

  • Never worry about renewing your bus ticket again

  • If you lose your phone we can transfer your ticket to a new one


The Trust continues to support a wide number of colleagues in undertaking apprenticeships, undergraduate and post-graduate degrees and professional qualifications (eg. CIMA).

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a Statutory Scheme. This means that the rules of the scheme are issued by Parliament and have the force of law. The legal status of the pension scheme rules gives it a great deal of security.

Generous public sector pension


Free parking for staff at all of our academy locations.

We are part of the CycleScheme.


Visit their website for more information on how to sign up to this fantastic scheme.

WRAT Employer Code - b111c03