Working for us

The Sir John Brunner Foundation is a Multi Academy Trust employing over 430 Staff and educating some 3400 students.

The Multi Academy Trust comprises of Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College, The County High School, Leftwich and Middlewich High School, all of which are high performing Academies. Founded on the shared ambition that every child’s life shall be enhanced through the highest standards in education. We let our results speak for themselves.

We are a warm and welcoming community, situated in the heart of Cheshire. The Foundation is an excellent place to work whether you are beginning or continuing in your profession. Our Academies have superb teaching, learning and recreational facilities, and staff will receive excellent benefits. Combined with a community of high calibre staff and students, the Foundation is a place you will look forward to coming in to work each day. New colleagues will be fully supported with tailored induction programmes.

Career Development

As an educational organisation, we value career and professional development. We are committed to ensuring that colleagues benefit from engaging professional development that includes:

  • A structured induction programme for new starters to help them settle into their new role
  • An annual performance and development review
  • Support to develop in their chosen field and reach their full potential
  • Opportunities across the Sir John Brunner Foundation Multi-Academy Trust

 Culture and Ethos

We pride ourselves on being an extraordinary community where our professionals hold a shared ethos and mission of excellence, integrity and passion:

  • Highly motivated and ambitious students, as evidenced in our Academies track record.
  • Professional and supportive colleagues.
  • Opportunities throughout the year for inter-departmental knowledge sharing and best practice.

Employee Wellbeing

In commitment to ensuring a high standard of employee wellbeing, all our Academies have signed up to the Department for Education’s Wellbeing Charter.  Similarly, the Foundation is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of colleagues by offering a variety of initiatives:

  • Access to the Sir John Deane’s Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool (currently closed).
  • Access to fitness suite (County High School, Leftwich out of school hours).
  • Personnel department with a focus on wellbeing and tailoring support.
  • Enhanced Family Friendly policies to support work-life balance.
  • Staff Consultative Association.
  • Access to Occupational Health and counselling service that offers support through times of difficulty.
  • Access to an employee health plan.

General benefits

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Site closure for c.2 weeks at Christmas, and the ability to take time off to coincide with other key school holiday periods.
  • Public Sector Pension scheme membership (TPS or LGPS as appropriate)
  • Free on site car parking
  • Free WiFi access
  • Onsite canteen facilities
  • Funding for training and development
  • Long service recognition
  • Staff discounts available at participating organisations

The Sir John Brunner Foundation Centre

Situated off the gallery in the impressive Brunner Hall, at Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College campus, The Sir John Brunner Foundation Centre facilities include pleasant and spacious open-plan office and board room. 

Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College, is a  modern, purpose built, architecturally designed campus, this sets the scene for a culture and ethos that puts the learning and success of students at the heart of everything we do.  Colleagues enjoy access to two Starbucks Cafes, a delibar and daily home-made cakes.  The beautiful College grounds are enjoyed by students, colleguaes and the resident wildlife, and is a short stroll to the River Weaver.  

Colleagues employed in central Foundation posts, are welcomed to visit and work from all Academies within the Foundation, from time to time.

For more information about posts that are based within one of the Academies, please see the relevant Academy website.

We are committed to Equal Opportunities and positively welcome applications from every section of the community. We particularly welcome applications from a black and ethnic minority as they are under-represented within the Foundation. The ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English is essential.  The Sir John Brunner Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

View all current vacancies across the Foundation