Work With Us

Work at a place where you feel valued and recognised. An environment where imagination and creativity counts. Work with us.


Currently the third largest secondary school in Essex as a single academy trust and growing, we are focussed on enhancing our future structure and have roles where we are seeking people who can bring fresh perspectives and new variety for the benefits of our students. At Plume Academy you will find the space to develop your talents, the freedom to contribute and the opportunity to grow as part of our welcoming and inclusive family. 


Employing over 300 staff, from teaching and learning to management and administration, you will find opportunities at every level, across both of our campuses.

Our people share a determination to push boundaries, think differently and achieve more. 

As an employee, you’ll play a crucial part in assisting with our continual development. 

In return, we will support, nurture and reward you with benefits from training and development to responsibility recognition. 

Search our current opportunities in teaching, professional and support roles at Plume Academy, by selecting one of our roles and if you are interested in finding our more, please email to arrange a further conversation or arrange a time where you could come and meet Sarah Freeman, Director of Human Resources for a tour of our facilities.


If there are no opportunities that are suitable for you right now, we would still be pleased to hear from you via our talent pool. Please submit your CV by emailing and our HR team will be only too pleased to confidentially retain your details on file and will contact you should a suitable position arise. 


We look forward to hearing from you!

Current Opportunities

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Continuous advertisement

We are seeking to appoint Cleaners on a casual basis with immediate effect due to expansion of our team. The posts offer an excellent opportunity to work in our highly successful academy which holds a good Ofsted status. The Cleaning Department has a strong team working ethos, is very supportive of new members of staff with induction programmes in place and on the job training provided.


Application Form  |  View PDF

Application Form  |  Word Doc

OFSTED Report    |  View PDF

Guidance Notes     |  View PDF

Volunteering at Plume

If you are interested in volunteering at Plume Academy you will need to complete a volunteer application form.





The Board of Trustees is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointment are therefore subject to satisfactory DBS and Immigration Checks, together with the receipt of References and Health Clearances.

Volunteer appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS and Reference checks

Plume Wellbeing

Fitness Centre
Free membership to our fitness centre is available to staff at the end of the academy day. Discounts are also available at Park Drive Leisure Centre.

Wellness Classes, Yoga, Pilates and Mindfulness sessions
Staff are encouraged to participate in a selection of activities and events as detailed within the Plume Wave newsletter. All staff are entitled to use the Live Life Connected app, specifically designed for all Plume Family members. Activities include yoga, mindfulness, Pilates, physical training classes and Zumba. Wellness is everybody’s responsibility and information is published to assist staff to remain well. All aspects of our wellness programme is monitored through our six weekly “Pulse Survey” so that we can continually improve our options for all staffs.

Occupational Health Service
Our Occupational Health Service with Innovate Health provide specialist health advice for staff in the workplace.

Mental Health First Aiders

All staff are able to book a chat with our trained mental health first aiders in the workplace at either site. Conversations can take place via our wellbeing hubs or at an onsite location to suit them.

Education Support Partnership
The Education Support Partnership is a free, confidential and independent resource to help staff balance work, family and personal life. Available any time, any day, by phone, email or online, the service provides information, resources and counselling on any of the challenges that life may bring. Independent support and advice can include bereavement, counselling, financial, legal, illness and injury and nutrition.

Plume Family Discounts

External Discounts
Staff are entitled to various local discounts with local shops and providers and these are communicated via our Plume Wave newsletter.

Academy Catering and Coffee Shop
Staff can enjoy our catering facilities payable via parent pay linked to their staff card during break and lunchtimes at both sites. Our catering team ensures that food and drink offered are nutritious and many options support the healthy eating regime.

Internet Access
Staff can connect to the academy’s internet for appropriate personal use during break or lunchtime periods.

Library Facilities
Staff are able to enjoy free books and resource rentals from our three on-site libraries.

Free parking is provided to staff to park their vehicle in either campus in the approved car parking spaces. This is also available at weekends and holiday periods when gates are open.

Academy Plays, Concerts and Shows
The academy arranges a variety of music, drama and dance performances throughout the year, which our staff are welcome to attend.

Eye Examinations
Staff who regularly use display screen equipment are entitled to receive free eye examinations upon production of a receipt to the Finance Department.

Cycle to Work Scheme

The academy operates a cycle to work scheme for the purchase of cycles. This allows staff to purchase a new cycle through a repayable loan scheme.

Plume Family Friendly Rewards

Academy Sick Pay
Where staff are unable to attend work due to sickness, there is a provision for academy-paid sick pay. The amount of sick pay increases according to the length of service up to a maximum of 100 working days of full pay and 100 working days of half pay for teaching staff and six months full-pay and six months half pay for support staff.

Adoption, Maternity, Paternity and Shared Parental Leave
Members of staff who adopt a child through an approved adoption agency, or a woman that has a baby, is entitled to up to 52 weeks leave with enhanced pay options. Men can receive two week’s paternity leave, paid via the policy terms.

Annual Leave
Staff on all-year round contracts are entitled to a basic entitlement of 23 days paid annual leave each year plus public holidays, which increases with length of service as per the employment contract.

Urgent Family and Compassionate Leave
Staff may have time off approved by the Executive Principal during their normal hours of work for unexpected problems or emergencies. In some cases, this may be with pay, however, each case will be looked at individually and in accordance with the situation at the time.

Plume Contractual Rewards

The Trustees are keen to ensure that staff remuneration is in addition with the Teachers’ Pay Scale and Local Government Pay Scales as indicated within contracts of employment. This compares favourably against other maintained sector educational establishments and the academy review salaries annually for all staff.

Jury Service
If a member of staff is required to attend Jury Service, they will continue to be paid at their normal rate of pay.

Life Assurance
Staff who are members of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and Local Government Pension Scheme receive free life assurance cover worth three times their basic salary. The reward is active from the first day of employment and covers staff up to the age of 65.

Pension Plan
Staff and employer contributory pension provisions are made available to all staff in accordance with contracts assuming the minimum salary required is met.