The Inspire Learning Partnership

Transforming lives. Building Futures.

Careers at ILP

Embark on a rewarding career journey with us in the dynamic realm of education!

At Inspire Learning Partnership, we believe that people are the key enablers in delivering exceptional education for every child. Certainly, there are certain advantages to being part of our Trust. However, we believe the most notable one is that we offer an environment where you can excel in your work, experience professional development, and feel heard, engaged, and appreciated. Our people strategy is a key part of the Trust Big Moves.

In an era where retaining exceptional teaching and support staff is a formidable challenge, we've set our sights on more than just being an organisation – we aim to be the "employer of choice." This isn't merely a strategic goal but a resolute commitment to fostering a culture of excellence, inclusivity, and growth. Here's why making this significant move is crucial:

1. Attracting Top Talent We position ourselves as the preferred employer, attracting the finest minds in the education sector. This influx of top-tier talent injects fresh perspectives, innovation, and expertise, elevating our MAT's overall effectiveness and impact.

2. Nurturing a Sense of Belonging Our emphasis on creating a culture that nurtures a sense of belonging ensures that every team member feels valued, respected, and included. This not only boosts morale but also enhances collaboration and productivity.

3. Embracing Diversity and Inclusion We don't just talk about valuing diversity; we live it. Our commitment to embracing differences leads to more creative solutions, better decision-making, and a richer Trust culture that directly benefits our learners.

4. Knowledge and Skills Development Empowering our employees with opportunities for knowledge and skills development not only benefits them individually but also strengthens our MAT's capacity to deliver high-quality education. A well-trained and knowledgeable team is better equipped to face challenges and seize opportunities.

5. Fulfilling Career Paths We recognise that our employees have aspirations, not just job roles. By offering growth opportunities, clear career progression, and professional development, we create an environment where employees can envision long and fulfilling careers within our MAT.

6. Ethical Practices Upholding ethical standards is a moral imperative and a reflection of our commitment to transparency and integrity. Being an ethical employer enhances our reputation, building trust with employees, partners, and the wider community.

7. Motivated Teams Motivated teams are more productive, innovative, and adaptable. By empowering our teams, we foster a motivated workforce dedicated to our mission and values, translating into improved outcomes for our children and schools.

8. Retention and Institutional Memory Becoming the employer of choice helps us retain valuable talent, preserving institutional knowledge and experience for greater stability and continuity in our operations.

9. Community Engagement and Reputation As the employer of choice, we stand as an exemplar in the MAT sector, attracting positive attention and recognition. This positive reputation benefits recruitment efforts and enhances our standing within the wider community.

10. Long-Term Success In a sector marked by change and complexity, the ability to attract, retain, and develop top talent is fundamental to our long-term success. By investing in our employees and cultivating a positive workplace culture, we secure our MAT's position as a leader in the sector. Join us on this journey, where your career growth aligns with our commitment to excellence!

What we can offer you: 

Trust Application Pack Click here to find out more 

  • The opportunity to work in settings which benefit from being part of a multi-academy trust that is large enough to effectively support schools but small enough to know and care for them individually, and the people who work and learn within them, well. We take staff wellbeing seriously

  • A competitive salary and longer school holidays than maintained schools, including a two- week October half-term break

  • A variety of career pathways and bespoke professional development, including a thorough and tailored induction, performance development with a linked Line Manager, network groups, face to face and e-learning. We invest in people

  • Supportive colleagues who are committed to the #oneteam ethos. Opportunities to observe and ask questions of colleagues and to ‘give things a try’. We encourage innovation, research, bravery and development

  • Eligibility to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme

  • Recognition of continuous service with Local Authorities and other Academy Trusts

  • CEO Awards to recognise those amazing everyday achievements

  • Cycle to work scheme and ongoing discount offers at Halfords and Tredz

  • The ability to be the change within the community that you will work in

Established in 2014 Inspire Learning Partnership is a Multi Academy Trust. We are based in two hubs located in the New Forest and Southampton, currently comprising of a committed central team, five member academies Blackfield Primary and Nursery School, Fawley Infant School, Hightown Primary School, Kanes Hill Primary School and St Monica Primary School.

Our shared vision is to relentlessly pursue excellence across our Trust family. We are a community of ethical, inspired and passionate people, who place children at the heart of all that we do. We use our expertise, innovation and #oneteam ethos, to ensure that everyone is healthy, happy and can achieve excellence. Our ultimate mission is To Transform Lives and Build Futures.

The Trust is built upon seven key values (Innovation, Nurture, Success, Passion, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence) that are integral at every level of our organisation.

Risk taking to harness creativity

Growing within a framework of care and support

Achieving our personal best

Compelling enthusiasm for learning

Demonstrating a strong moral purpose through trust, tolerance and respect

Accepting accountability for ourselves and our actions

Aspiring to achieve the extraordinary

Click on the link below to view our current vacancies. Here you will also find details of how to apply for a vacancy.



View Our Current Vacancies 

Equal Opportunities

The Trust is a fair employer promoting equal opportunities, which do not disadvantage any person on the grounds of a protected characteristic. We aim to ensure that clear and transparent guidelines are provided for all working in the Trust and to ensure that the Trust complies with its legal obligations under the Equality Act (2010). 

Click here to read our Recruitment Policy. Please note that we undertake online searches on shortlisted candidates. Further details can be found in our Recruitment Policy.

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

Click here to read the Trust's policy statement.

Candidates and employees can obtain independent advice on this matter from organisations such as Unlock and NACRO.

Trust Application Pack 

Contact Us

Please click here to contact a member of the Trust HR team with any queries you may have.