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Careers with NELT

Join a winning team

With unrivalled personal support and progression opportunities across our ambitious Trust, a career with NELT is an investment in your future.

Our Trust is successful because of our staff and we are never satisfied with being just good enough. We see ourselves as leaders in training and look for innovative ways to provide CPD as well as developmental and leadership opportunities for staff. At the core of this is an extensive CPD offer which is shared across our teaching school alliance.

Colleagues in Trust schools are able to access these core opportunities as well as contributing and sharing their own best practice to enhance staff development across the whole Trust. As we grow, these opportunities will increase across the Trust in line with a vision of offering clear developmental and leadership pathways for staff from ITT to headship

I was able to quickly access free medical support when I needed it thanks to the support package offered by NELT.

English teacher,

Bedlington Academy

The Trust takes its commitment to professional development seriously and offers staff unlimited opportunities to become outstanding in our profession.


Hermitage Academy

Since joining the Trust I have felt encouraged from day one. There are so many opportunities to develop professionally and support is never far away. 


Browney Academy

Despite being made up of separate schools, there is definitely a family feel to the Trust. We share ideas on a daily basis and it's great to be able to contribute our expertise to this.


Easington Academy

Employee Assistance Programme

At the North East Learning Trust, looking after our staff's wellbeing is a top priority. Our Employee Assistance Programme, provided by Health Assured, is a confidential service designed to help Trust staff and their family deal with problems that could be affecting home or work life, health and general wellbeing.


The programme offers:

  • The My Healthy Advantage app including a comprehensive library of resources to help people get through life’s challenges.

  • A 24-hour helpline.

  • Telephone counselling where staff can work through problems with a qualified therapist accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

  • Face-to-face counselling sessions with a qualified professional in a private and confidential setting.


Leadership and progression opportunities

As a Trust, we are focussed on growing and nurturing our own talent, with clear pathways running from teacher training all the way through to headship and Trust leadership. Recognising and rewarding talent and commitment is a cornerstone of who we are and is a key reason why we recruit and retain some of the most talented teaching and non-teaching professionals in the region.


Many NELT staff have been supported and funded to undertake their masters degree in education with Newcastle University. There are also opportunities for exceptional staff to join our growing list of now almost 30 SLEs and take part in support projects across our Trust and Alliance.


In addition, staff can be involved in the Trust’s SCITT, either as mentors to new trainees or for classroom training and observations.


NELT vacancies

Support Services Manager

Ashington Academy. Closing date: 27/6/22

Part time minibus driver

The Academy at Shotton Hall . Closing date: 27/6/22

Assistant Cook

Ashington Academy. Closing date: 27/6/22

Cover Supervisor

Ashington Academy. Closing date: 5/7/22

Cover Supervisor

Bedlington Academy. Closing date: 5/7/22

School Counsellor

Ashington Academy. Closing date: 5/7/22

Teacher of Science

Teesdale School. Closing date: 4/7/22

Teaching Assistant

Teesdale School. Closing date: 4/7/22

Lunchtime Supervisor

Teesdale School. Closing date: 4/7/22

Behaviour Support Facilitator

Teesdale School. Closing date: 4/7/22

Cook in Charge

Teesdale School. Closing date: 4/7/22

Support Services Manager

Teesdale School. Closing date: 11/7/22