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If you are interested in working at SWRA and would like to discover more please contact Courtney Dixon, 01400 272422 or email hr@aspireschoolstrust.org

Why work for us?

The Aspire Schools Trust is committed to delivering an outstanding education for all pupils. We recognise and value the contribution of every member of staff. Our employees are at the heart of making this vision a possibility.

We offer a wide range of rewards and benefits, and are committed to ensuring that all staff have access to learning, development and training opportunities. We will offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Excellent pension options
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Continuous Professional Development Opportunities
  • Social Purpose Activities

Click here for more details on Aspire Schools Trust – Rewards & Recognition.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will receive the Safeguarding Policy that outlines the duties and responsibilities of the employer and all employees. The Aspire Schools Trust is required under the law and guidance to check the criminal background of all employees. The nature of the work for which you are applying mean that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 175 (as amended in 2013). The amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. Further guidance on ‘protected’ convictions and cautions can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dbs-filtering-guidance and on the Filtering Flowchart

Click here to read our Policies for Child Protection and Safeguarding: https://swracademy.org/our-academy/policies/

Living & Working in Lincolnshire

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Recruitment Policies

Please click here to access the Recruitment and Selection Policy and the DBS, Vetting and Right to Work Policy

School admission appeals panel

Our recruitment round for admission panel members is now open. If you’re interested in volunteering, please submit an application by clicking on the link above.

About the role

We get a large number of school admission appeals each year. We are currently looking for volunteers with the following skills:
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good literacy and listening skills
  • Familiar with the principles of natural justice
  • Appreciation of each individual’s differing circumstances and backgrounds
  • Able to remain firm and calm
  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Courtesy
  • Tolerance
  • Decisiveness
  • Ability to work with other Panel members.

What you will be doing

  • Sit on independent admission panels for the benefit of children, parents, schools and academies.
  • Ensure that parents feel they have had a fair and independent hearing and been given every opportunity to put their case and that the points they have made have been taken seriously and carefully considered.
  • Help parents feel that their appeal has been handled competently, fairly, and within the law.
  • Follow a two-stage decision making process for all admission appeals.

How much time you need to give

The amount of time needed for this work varies depending on the level of commitment you wish to give.

Appeals take place all year round. Each appeal hearing lasts approximately 40 minutes. Appeals are usually grouped together to create a full day of hearings starting at 9am and finishing at approximately 4pm.


Hearings take place via Teams video-conference. You will therefore need access to a computer / device which can access the internet. In-person hearings are only offered if there are access reasons preventing remote hearings.

If you would like to know more, please contact: