Why Work With Us

Interested in working with us?

We believe Empower Trust is a great place to work. We specialise in providing high quality support and services for primary, infant, junior and nursery schools across Shropshire, through a close knit network of unique schools.

We are always looking for the very best people to join our team, people who share our values and passion for providing an outstanding education to all children within our locality.


People First

Everyone who works with us is crucial for the Trust’s success and learning and development plays a central role in how we work. Every individual is encouraged and supported to develop themselves to achieve their full potential.

Colleagues working within Empower Trust are our most prized asset. We are committed to the wellbeing of all employees and have developed a Trust Wellbeing Strategy and Charter, a network of mental health first aiders and mental health leads to support colleagues across the Trust.



You will be part of an amazing network that makes a huge difference to children’s lives each and every single day.

We offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities and high quality professional development through our bespoke school improvement services and leadership development programme.

Staff networks offer a place for colleagues to come together, share experiences, talents and skills and facilitate learning and development. Our established networking groups reduce workload and share good practice across all Trust schools.

Employee Benefits


Working for Empower Trust is rewarding in lots of ways. We value and appreciate our people and recognise our staff are instrumental to the success of the Trust. We offer a wide range of exciting and useful benefits to all our employees:

Health and Wellbeing Benefits

Employee Assistance Programme

Staff Development

Flexible & Family Friendly

Pension Scheme

Other Benefits

What our staff say about us


We asked staff across the Trust to tell us why they like working within Empower Trust and this is some of the feedback we received in our annual Trust Staff Wellbeing Survey:


‘I enjoy working for the Trust and my school. Collaborative working with other SBM’s within the Trust schools is very helpful in my role. The finance team are extremely helpful, positive, and supportive to the administrative team and HT which is working extremely well. Working in a school is a very demanding and unique role with a lot of variety.’


‘I like working within the Trust because of my colleagues, the children, Trust support, ethos and practice. I have the opportunity to make a positive difference and to access CPD opportunities.’


‘This school has staff members who care and it is a privilege to work here alongside them. It can be frustrating at times but, like any school, it is the nature of the beast – with the role that school plays changing so significantly within recent years. However, I believe that this school and Trust will be able to meet with the challenges schools face and continue to make a positive difference to the lives of children (and families) within their local communities’.


‘We have very strong teams of colleagues who are proactive in sharing best practice. I enjoy having the opportunity of developing new facilities which support the local community. It is very reassuring knowing that there is a colleague at the end of the phone who can support you with an issue that you may be concerned about. I like the solution focussed approach’.


‘The Trust is very well organised and the SLT are approachable. The team is strong and I feel like if I had a problem I could go to SLT/a colleague so that they could help me resolve it’.


‘Supportive team, cross-school links to form teams of people working on aspects of the curriculum’

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