Careers with us

Our mission is to deliver the highest possible quality of education to ensure that all our young people and children are able to succeed. By joining us you will become part of our family of schools.

We educate the whole child through a rich and deep curriculum. We know that it is through our shared passion, values, and determination that we deliver the best educational outcomes to pupils from all backgrounds.

Our strength lies in belonging to a clear values-based organisation which enables us to focus on building the connections between staff, pupils, and families. Our schools are community-oriented centers, and by joining us you will be as committed to maintaining the viability of rural schools and all that they offer.

We seek applicants who share our values and possess the determination to successfully deliver our vision.

Kai LauDigital Services Technician Holsworthy College

‘It is a privilege to work amongst many selfless and hardworking colleagues/friends to aid in the delivery of teaching and learning. The direction of the Trust allows access to opportunities in upgrading our skillsets which in turn is reflected in the excellent support we provide to our staff, students and 3rd parties.’

More than teaching opportunities…

Schools rely on a dedicated team of support staff and services. Teaching Assistants and HLTAs with energy, drive and commitment are always needed, to work closely with colleagues and pupils to provide outstanding learning experiences for all children and young people. Our estates and catering teams ensure a welcoming and nourishing learning environment for the children we serve.

As well as our fantastic teaching teams, we have many opportunities to progress a career in People & HR, Digital Services, Administration, Finance, Estates and Catering. We offer a passionate commitment to your continuing professional development with learning routes to match your interests and ambitions. With the opportunity to work in partnership with colleagues across our schools, expertise is shared and developed, with opportunities to progress within the trust.

Why join our trust family


Flexible working opportunities. Whether you are new to the workplace, an experienced employee, a parent or a carer, we endeavour to support everyone to work in ways that enable them to fit their life around their work. You can apply for a range of options which we are committed to exploring with you.

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Competitive pay
  • Annual pay progression for teachers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Tech and salary sacrifice scheme
  • Provision of IT equipment (dependent on role)
  • Free onsite parking

What we offer

  • Being part of a family of schools within a values-based Trust
  • A comprehensive induction and support programme
  • Recognition of the importance of work life balance. Your emotional well-being is important to us. We strive to balance life and work. We endeavour to create the best possible environment in which you can grow and enjoy a genuinely fulfilling professional life
  • A passionate commitment to your continuing professional development with learning routes to match your interests and ambitions
  • Opportunity to work in partnership with colleagues across the Trust
  • Career progression within the Trust ​

Professional development

We understand that school culture and job satisfaction are together associated with higher achievement for our children. We will ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet new and challenging opportunities with confidence. We want you to thrive in your role and move towards your future goals. It is in this commitment that we live our co-operative values. We all need to feel that we are part of an effective team, and that we are valued and respected by others. At Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust we encourage everyone to develop their skills and knowledge through enriching learning experiences. This starts when you join us with a comprehensive induction and support programme.

Our aim is to recruit, develop, and retain people who are committed to their own growth through high quality continuing professional development. We offer a range of training routes to match your personal interests and ambitions. It is through this commitment to professional learning that we strive to support everyone in achieving a genuinely satisfying and fulfilling professional life. We strive to grow together, as part of the communities which form our wider family of schools.

The development of all our staff is of key importance and we have held support staff conferences which offer a genuine choice of development and training. Our Educare learning platform offers many more possibilities which will enable you to build your knowledge, understanding and confidence in areas such as Safeguarding, First Aid, and wellbeing in children and young people.

Great place to live

One of the best things about being part of our Trust community is the opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Its varied and stunning landscapes offer a range of activities to be enjoyed. Devon is the only county to have two coastlines which include the fascinating Jurassic coast of the south, and the beaches of the north. So, if you love surfing or any other water sports, we will have the perfect beach for you, from Croyde to Salcombe. Both coasts are encompassed by the South West Coast Path, much-loved by walkers. Devon boasts two of the country’s 15 National Parks and Dartmoor, with its high granite tors, ancient settlements and myths and legends provides the spectacular backdrop to our Trust. This makes our immediate setting a great place for walking, mountain biking, wildlife watching and all kinds of outdoor activities.

The Cathedral city of Exeter sits approximately 30 minutes’ drive from many of our schools. This exciting city offers the Princesshay shopping centre, and a variety of independent bars and restaurants, many of which can be found on the popular quayside. This historically significant city is also home to the Exeter Chiefs at the Sandy Park stadium.

By working for the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust, you will be supported to make a real difference to our communities which make up this vibrant county. Whatever your interests, Devon has something for everyone. We hope that you will have the same passion for our county, its countryside, and our communities as we do.

Career opportunities

Early career teachers

We welcome applications from Early Career Teachers (ECTs). As you are aware, following changes to the statutory induction process, induction for ECTs (formally NQTs) is now two years.

To support ECTs through induction, our programme of support is designed to help ECTs form a secure foundation upon which to fulfil their professional responsibilities and go on to build a successful and fulfilling career.

As an ECT within Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust, we are pleased to provide:

  • A structured two-year package of support, development and training; delivered through a mix of face-to-face and online modules; in partnership with the South West Institute for Teaching and Teach First
  • Access to resources and research via a dedicated virtual learning environment
  • Access to coaching sessions via a dedicated mentor
  • Membership to the Chartered College of Teaching
  • Opportunities to collaborate and share practice with fellow ECTs
  • Further professional development opportunities within the Trust

Local stakeholder board and trustee roles

Do you want to be a Governor? Our local boards are always keen to hear from members of our communities who would be interested in shaping our future. To find out more or to arrange an informal chat, please email . For more about LSB and Trustee roles click here.


Do you want to kick start or change your career?

Do you want to earn a living and train at the same time? There could be an Apprenticeship Programme to support you.

Apprenticeships aren’t just for school leavers. They aren’t just for ‘new’ employees either. We provide a comprehensive range of Apprenticeship Programmes for our existing staff and those wishing to join our forwarding-thinking team. Apprenticeship Programmes range from Level 2 to Masters’ level and include opportunities to gain qualified teacher status.

Facts about apprenticeships:

  • Apprenticeships are available to all staff in the trust. We also recruit external apprentices
  • For existing staff, your pay and terms and conditions will stay the same during an apprenticeship
  • We offer enhanced pay to new apprentices, currently £9.00 per hour.
  • Teacher Training Apprenticeships lead to qualified teacher status and are paid at the unqualified teacher rate of £18,169
  • Apprenticeships support work in schools and develop your career opportunities
  • The DfE reports that 89% of apprentices are satisfied with their apprenticeship; 97% of apprentices said their ability to do the job had improved, and 92% of apprentices said their career prospects had improved

External applicants can view our current apprenticeship vacancies on our Vacancies page.

Existing staff can download an application form and discuss suitable apprenticeships with their line manager.

Departments or schools wishing to recruit an apprentice should complete an application form in advance of placing an external advertisement to ensure levy funds are available.

Apprenticeship application form

Completed applications should be emailed to

We have partnerships with a number of local training providers. Follow the links below to their websites to view the list of apprenticeships available. If the apprenticeship you are interested in isn’t listed, but you’ve found an alternative provider, talk to your line manager or school leader. We may be able to create a partnership agreement to support you.

You can find a list of current and planned Apprenticeship standards at the Institute for Apprenticeships website.

You can find a list of Apprenticeship Training options on the find apprenticeship training website

You can also find a list of all apprenticeships (jobs) being advertised at

Information specific to childcare and education apprenticeships can be found at