Working with us

Current opportunities:
e want to attract the best staff to work with our children - people who really believe in our vision and values and want to make a difference to the lives of children in our schools.  In return, we pledge to offer the best working conditions possible, the best training and support and career pathways at every level.  

If you want to join us in this quest, please check this page regularly and contact us about vacancies as they arise.

Strategic Lead for Service Delivery to Schools

An exciting opportunity for a secondment/fixed term appointment

4 days per week, 40 weeks, grade 7, point 41 (£36,931 FTE)

Fixed term:  1st September 2018 to 31st August 2019

Reporting directly to the Trust CEO/Executive Principal

Based in ASSET office within 10 minutes of Ipswich centre, some independent work

This post is funded from MDIF to support the CEO to develop and establish a structure of service provision for schools which stands apart from the more traditional MAT structure of a COO leading a business unit.  It would suit a creative and innovator thinker with a proven ability to strategically plan and deliver.

For more information, please email:

Opportunities for Headship within ASSET Education

Apply for a headteacher post in an ASSET Education school and go through stage one of the process with complete confidentiality.  

Finding the right headteacher to lead a school is one of the most important aspects of our work as a trust.  We now only appoint to a headteacher position if a candidate has satisfied us that they have excellent leadership skills, the potential to improve a school and very importantly share our vision and ethos.  By getting to know you and your aspirations in stage one of our headteacher recruitment process, we can then consider the best placement for you. If a vacancy exists, or when a vacancy arises, we will consider all candidates who have been successful in stage one and find the best match for the school.  At this point the process will become public, references will be taken up, and you will visit the school, meet the staff, pupils and parents and a final decision can be made.

If you are considering your next challenge, or have aspirations to be a headteacher in the near future, we encourage you to apply!  

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Reading Advocate Vacancy

Following a successful bid to the Strategic School Improvement Fund, we are looking for a Reading Advocate to support us in our work of raising achievement for children across Suffolk.

We are working to improve the reading skills of all our children but with a particular focus on the engagement of KS2 boys in reading. This exciting role would require somebody with a passion and excellent knowledge of children’s literature who can communicate that love of books to children across the primary age-group. You would be required to work across Suffolk in up to 14 schools (who are all part of this project) and would therefore be willing to travel – a car would be essential. You would be working with groups of children and their families to engage them in a love of reading. This might be in the form of running book clubs, improving reading environments in schools, supporting school staff in selecting a good range of books to use with their children and keeping up to date with new publications. In addition, you would be working alongside Reading Advocates who are already in post in several of our schools to support them in their work, and you would be required to support and advise all staff who may work with children in a range of different roles within school.

Applicants will bring with them a variety of experiences from a range of backgrounds. We are seeking somebody who is creative and resourceful, able to communicate effectively with children, parents and staff and has an excellent understanding of children’s literature. In return, you will be provided with high-quality training and a high level of support.

For an informal discussion, please contact Martin Gregory on 07955 210402

Learning Support Assistant


Grade 3, Point 12

30 hours per week – 38 weeks per year

The Oaks Primary School is a friendly and happy school and if you join our team you can be assured that you will be part of a caring community of staff who put children at the heart of the learning process.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • A flexible approach and ability to work as part of a team

  • A willingness to fully participate in all aspects of school life

  • The ability to use their initiative

  • A commitment to professional development

Candidates are welcome and encouraged to visit the school and meet our outstanding pupils and staff.

Completed applications forms to be returned by post or email and details can be found on our website

Closing date: Wednesday 30th May 2018

Do you have skills to bring to the world of education?

Have you thought about volunteering as a School Governor?

ASSET Education is looking to recruit governors to our excellent primary schools in Ipswich - St Helen’s Primary, Whitton Primary and The Oaks Primary.  

You will need to have a real interest in the communities that are served by our schools and a desire to see children succeed.  We are particularly looking for people who have a passion for education and learning and also have expertise to bring in one of the following areas:  finance, HR, property, communications, IT, ……..

Our Governors report to the Trust Board and provide “support and challenge” to our school leaders.  They meet as a group at least once a term to understand how the school is performing and are expected to take an active and involved part in at least one aspect of school life.  For example, a governor with finance expertise would meet with the Headteacher and School Business Manager regularly to support financial decision making and ensure value for money.  Equally a governor with expertise in IT might visit the school on a regular basis to support the development of the computing curriculum.  

At least two places on the governing body of each school are allocated to parents of children in the school.  Skills audits are undertaken annually.  

When a vacancy becomes available it is advertised within the local community, to staff and to parents.  Interviews are held and appointments are made on the basis of the skillsets that are needed by the school.  Appointments are made by the Headteacher and Executive Principal with approval from the Trust Board.  

Governors perform the most important voluntary role in education…. If you would like to make a difference to one of our schools and feel you have something to offer please contact We welcome applications from all members of the community and will undertake full safeguarding checks prior to appointment.   This is a voluntary post, reasonable expenses can be claimed.  

"A single good teacher who cares and shows that they care, who is passionate about children, about learning and about life, can inspire a child and have an influence beyond their own life span."

"Teachers change the world every day through acts of kindness, courage, hope and integrity."

Jennifer M Fox Eades, Celebrating Strengths 2008