GLF Schools

GLF is still welcoming applications. During this period it is our intention to continue with critical recruitment for key roles starting in September 2020. However, in line with Government guidance we have taken required actions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all involved. This is always a priority for us and for this reason we are holding all selection processes remotely via video conferencing or telephone. All applicants will be treated in the same way to ensure equality and that no individual is disadvantaged. Thank you for your cooperation.

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We continuously invest heavily in developing our colleagues who work in our schools. First-class schools have excellent staff with exceptional leadership teams. We believe in the continuous professional development of our staff across each and every level of the Trust.

Schools are complex communities. They are not a business, we do not have clients or customers nor a product, we have people. People with all their ups and downs, their hopes and fears, their bad days and good days. Together, if we invest in our colleagues we believe that we can make a truly positive difference to every child and student in our schools.

Jon Chaloner CEO

OUR Story

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Having worked in partnership since October 2010, both schools’ governing bodies and leadership teams believed that, as like-minded partners, working in different sectors gave incredible opportunities to the children, students and colleagues of both schools. Armed with that simple philosophy, we began our ‘journey’ — a journey that would help us become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Joining GLF schools brings a wealth of opportunity both personally and professionally.  Each school in our trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from a dedicated and experienced support team.  GLF Schools will recognise your skills, encourage creativity and provide opportunities for you to grow, learn and flourish. As a member of staff you can expect GLF to invest in your career progression, provide a bespoke career development plan and offer the potential to be fast tracked into leadership.


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Our Talent Pool

Sometimes the right opportunity doesn't always present itself at the right time and at GLF we understand that. This is why we encourage you to 'dive' into our talent pool so that we can help you to find the right opportunity at the right time. We constantly review our talent pool and match candidates to live vacancies.

Our Schools

We comprise 40 schools over 5 regions and 7 LA's. We have 33 primaries and 7 secondaries.

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West Region


Oxfordshire Region


Central Region


South Region


Eastern Region

YOUR Career Opportunities

We encourage all of our schools to think about flexible working and how we can tailor our vacancies to ensure that there are opportunities for all. As a values-led trust we create a strong ethos of collaboration. Our colleagues are the heart of our trust and we invest in them continuously.



  • Job Title

    Office Assistant

  • Location

    Croydon

  • Posted

    5th August 2020

  • School

    Chestnut Park Primary School

  • Salary

    Associate Pay Scale 2 - FTE £19,191

  • Hours

    Term Time

  • Description

    Are you ambitious and innovative?  Do you have the passion and skills to be part of our school office team?   Your opportunity  We are looking to appoint two e ...

  • Job Title

    Learning Assistant

  • Location

    Merstham

  • Posted

    5th August 2020

  • School

    Lime Tree Primary School

  • Salary

    Pro Rata: £13,740- £16,280, FTE: £17,322- £20,523

  • Hours

    Term Time

  • Description

    Learning Support Assistant Required Be part of our creative and passionate team as we plan the next step on our journey, and Grow, Learn and Flourish within GLF Schools. Your oppo ...

  • Job Title

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Location

    Banstead

  • Posted

    4th August 2020

  • School

    GLF

  • Salary

    Executive Pay Scale Tier 3, £70,00-90,000

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    We are looking for an individual who shares our ambition to ensure that our Trust is one of the highest performers in the country in terms of the outcomes and experiences of our c ...

  • Job Title

    Apprentice Data Analyst - Level 4

  • Location

    Banstead

  • Posted

    3rd August 2020

  • School

    GLF

  • Salary

    Apprenticeship salary - £15,000 FTE

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Your Opportunity  We are looking to recruit an Apprentice Trust Data Analyst to join our Trust team in September. Working with the Trust Data Manager, the role of the Apprent ...

  • Job Title

    Facilities Assistant

  • Location

    Epsom

  • Posted

    30th July 2020

  • School

    Rosebery School

  • Salary

    £16,893 - £16,950 FTE (£8,000 - £8,027 pro rata)

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    Your opportunity Are you in search of a new opportunity to work in a supportive and high performing school? We are looking to recruit Daytime Facilities Assistant to assist with c ...

  • Job Title

    Class Teacher

  • Location

    Redhill

  • Posted

    14th July 2020

  • School

    Merstham Primary School

  • Salary

    MPR

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Exciting Teaching Opportunity within Village Community Be part of our creative and passionate team as we plan the next step on our journey, and Grow, Learn and Flourish within GLF ...

  • Job Title

    School Standards Board Member

  • Location

    Oxon

  • Posted

    9th July 2020

  • School

    Hardwick Primary School

  • Salary

    £0 Voluntary Position

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    School Standards Board Member Collaborative board covering two Banbury Primary Schools  2 Positions Available   Instead of a traditional governing body, Hardwick an ...

Thrive in Your Career with GLF

GLF are proud to be approved by NASUWT and endorsed by other unions for becoming accredited via the Valued Worker Scheme. This shows our commitment to staff welfare and well-being. Please find some of the benefits that we offer as a Trust.

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We are committed in supporting the professional growth of our staff. We hold regular CPD workshops on over 100 topics via our Central Core CPD offer for both teaching and support staff. This core CPD offer compliments both school level training and bespoke courses. All staff have access to a comprehensive e-learning portal with various CPD courses including safeguarding and role specific training.

GLF Schools supports working parents through a number of policies and initiatives. We offer a generous enhanced maternity leave, shared parental leave and paternity leave. We recognise staff have commitments outside of school so we have developed a special leave policy which allows staff to apply for paid time off to attend significant events.

We are committed to drive forward flexible working opportunities across our Trust to ensure we are able to meet the work-life balance requirements of a diverse applicant market. We are open to discussing flexible working at hiring point and are pleased to be part of the CIPD pilot scheme as a ‘Flexible Hiring Champion Employer’.

As an employer, we are committed to staff well-being. All staff have access to a 24/7 confidential Employee Assistance Programme with access to specialist telephone counselling. We have well-being ambassadors within each of our schools to promote our well-being initiatives and to signpost staff to relevant support agencies. 'GLF in touch' is our termly e-newsletter that focuses on well-being. GLF are working in partnership with recognised unions to support its well-being strategy and looking at innovative ways to improve staff workload.

Teachers joining the Trust will become a member of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and for support staff we adopt the Local Government Pension Scheme. Staff have access to a benefits platform offering discounted shopping, gym memberships, childcare vouchers and cash back. We offer all staff an enhanced sick pay scheme and candidates moving from the public sector without a break in service can be reassured that continuous service will be honoured.

Working in the Trust offers a unique experience. As a member of staff, you can expect GLF to invest in your career progression, provide a bespoke career development plan and offer the potential to be fast tracked into leadership. We are keen to promote from within so if you are looking for a career with real potential for progression, then GLF is the place for you.

With 40 schools currently within our Trust, opportunities to share and collaborate is highly encouraged and facilitated. We have different forums to support the sharing of expertise including MAT subject leader forums, a conference/celebration called the Festival of Education, MAT Mondays (secondary schools working together by subject), SEND forums, NQT forums, Headteacher forums and Business Leader forums. Schools within GLF work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school would be able to.

GLF are proud to be approved by NASUWT and endorsed by other unions for becoming accredited via the Valued Worker Scheme. This shows our commitment to staff welfare and well-being. GLF was also the first MAT in our locality to sign up to a Joint Consultative Committee with our Unions, ensuring we work in partnership with them and seek their input when creating our staff related policies and initiatives.

Explore Our Career Pathways

At GLF we know that every level and every role across the Trust is invaluable. Which is why we have created career pathways for everyone ensuring that there is always a dedicated career path should you wish to explore.

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Our People and what they say

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Sam Britton
Senior Recruitment Partner
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Katie Sullivan
Recruitment Partner