At Oasis Community Learning we passionately believe that everyone’s contribution matters and that it is imperative to be constantly learning from and being supportive to one another.
We are committed to improving expertise through your continual professional development and place a strong emphasis on excellent pedagogy for teaching staff, offering learning and training opportunities at a local, regional and national level.
Whether you are joining us as an experienced teacher, an NQT, a member of Support Staff or an academy Principal, we want to support and invest in you at every step of your career.
Our Ethos and Habits
Our ethos is central to achieving and shaping our organisation and is therefore actively promoted. It is an expression of our character - a statement of who we are and therefore the lens through which we assess all we do. We are committed to encouraging everyone within Oasis to develop habits which enable us to model our ethos of equality, inclusion, hope, perseverance and healthy relationships throughout all the aspects of the life and culture of every academy community.
Our People Statement of Intent
At Oasis we understand that people are at the very heart of what we do. It is vital to our ethos, aims and mission that our staff are enabled and empowered to flourish as individuals and play their part in fulfilling the vision of Oasis. Therefore, across the Oasis family we held a number of conversations, gathering views about what it is like and what we want it to be like, being part of the Oasis movement, whether that be as a member of staff, volunteer or community member. As part of this journey, we have created the Oasis People Statement of Intent which outlines a powerful vision for Oasis and our commitment to ensuring every individual can flourish. Find out more at https://www.oasiscommunitylearning.org/careers/our-offer-to-you/our-peo…
Integrated training and development opportunities
As our curriculum and our technology develops, so do our staff. We offer opportunities for training to all our staff, whether that is through external certification courses, internal development or training days. If you are interested in taking your career with us in a specific direction, we will do our best to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and grow with us.
A clear progression route
Our staff understand that there is room to progress with us; our training packages and staffing structure allows for a clear progression route within the organisation.
Support and sharing best practice
Through ongoing support from our National Lead Practitioners, Best Practice Academies, Regional Directors and Monitoring and Evaluation Team, our academies are able to continually progress and innovate learning for both students and staff alike. The Oasis Teaching School, in Oldham, acts a key source for training within the family.
A competitive pension scheme
Do you like to plan ahead for your future self? Non-teaching Oasis employees have the opportunity to be part of the Local Government Average Salary (LGPS) Pension Scheme, that is highly competitive.
· It is a Defined Benefit Scheme Benefits build up at a set rate of LGPS 1/49 (e.g. £20k salary/year/49 = £408.16 pension)
· For support staff this averages 18% input from us!
· Life cover - you get life cover of 3x pensionable pay
· Lower tax
· Survivor benefits and
· Ill health cover
Teaching staff and Principals are part of the Teachers Pension Scheme.
Expenses and travel costs (as appropriate)
We remunerate our staff for incurred expenses and travel costs when asked to work outside of the normal school environment. This is in line with our Staff Expense Policy.
Cycle to work scheme
We have partnered with the Green Commute Initiative's cycle to work scheme to give our employees access to a conventional, electric or adapted bicycle that they can use for their everyday commute to work and during their leisure time.
A generous holiday allowance
When you join Oasis as a support staff member on a 52 week contract, you receive 25 days annual leave in the first instance, plus 8 bank holidays. This then rises to 30 days after 2 years of service, plus the 8 bank holidays. Our holiday allowance then continues to rise slowly depending on time in service.
Continuous service is taken into account when you join Oasis.
Staff wellbeing resources
We release regular wellbeing resources to help our family out with all sorts of needs. From advice and support on managing anxiety and low mood to guilt and shame, to podcast recommendations, recipes, helpful videos and signposting. We are there to support you in any way we can. We also have a good offer through our Occupational Health providers with resources for help with stopping smoking, stress, diet, exercise sleep and healthy living. You can find some of our resources on the website here.
We are proud to be part of the Health Shield Cash Plan Scheme. Our employees can opt in* for a small monthly fee for:
· Money back for everyday healthcare such as dental, optical, physiotherapy and chiropody
· Access to a GP over the phone 24/7 at a prearranged time to suit you
· Direct access to a qualified Physiotherapist
· Access to a selection of tests that help to detect the early stages of some common cancers
· A 24/7 helpline that offers practical information and emotional support for issues relating to family, bereavement, trauma, relationships, stress, personal legal information, tax information, medical information, money management, alcohol/drugs and debt support.
· An online rewards portal, which includes exclusive member discounts, great deals and cashback on weekly food shopping, travel, restaurants, etc
Children up to the age of 21 living at home and studying full time are covered at no extra cost.
*Opting in periods will depend on which month you join Oasis.
Free counselling service
As an employee of Oasis you will have access to a free confidential counselling service. Our leaders also go through training to be more understanding of the needs of their teams.