Career Opportunities

Enhance your career prospects with Ƶ

We welcome applicants who reflect our core values; you will be dedicated and ambitious, with an ability to deliver excellence, whilst demonstrating integrity and traditional manners.

Why work for us?

Ƶ is committedto “enriching lives and transforming futures”. We take pride in not only developing our students in order for them to reach their maximum abilities, but our employees too; expanding on their skills and knowledge and offering them the opportunity to progress within our Trust.

A major advantage to joining an Academy within our Trust is the greater potential for opportunities including cross training, secondments and promotion.


We are committed to making Ƶ a great place to work. As part of this we offer the following benefits to all employees:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Perkbox Wellness Hub
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Green Car Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Technology Scheme
  • Perkbox Discount Platform
  • Recognition scheme
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme or Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Onsite parking
Safer Recruitment

Ƶ is committed to providing the highest level of education and care to its students and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Ƶ recognises that the safe recruitment of its staff in the Trust is essential to safeguard the children in attendance. It is our duty to prevent unsuitable people from working with children – ensuring we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers who work with children.

Safer practice in recruitment means thinking about and including issues relating to child protection and safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children at every stage of the process and for all people being recruited.

For all posts, enquiries will be made with previous employers about whether a safeguarding concern has been raised against you.

Why volunteer for us?

Ƶ is governed by the Board of Directors, a group of individuals who are dedicated to volunteering their professional expertise and time to support the Trust.

The Trust are always interested in discussing in further detail the opportunity for the rightperson to make a real difference to the outcomesand life chances of young people acrossBirmingham and Solihull, by joining our Governance Team as an Ƶ Director or Associate. These roles provide an opportunityto give something back to the local communityand use and develop your own skills in a board or local levelenvironment.

We welcome individuals willingto commit some of their time and apply theirskills and experience to being a Director/Associate in our Multi-Academy Trust.

Ƶ has four secondary academies and
one primary academy, delivering education
to over 4000 students in total. We serve
students from a wide range of backgrounds
and our academies have higher-than-averageproportions of students from disadvantagedhomes and with special educational needs. Wefirmly believe that every student has the rightto realise their full potential, and to do that theyneed to experience a high-quality education in
a supportive environment to help them achievetheir career aspirations and live their lives to thefull.

For further information visit:

For any potential candidates that wish to
have an informal discussion, please contact
Rachel Sullivan, by email at r.sullivan@fmat.

Andrew Best
Chair of the Ƶ Board of Directors

View our Trust Candidate Pack for more information

Here’s just a snapshot of what our employees and Governors have to say…

Being a Director has given me a great deal of
pleasure. I feel I am able tocontribute to children andyoung people’s futuresand have a positive impactin governance across theTrust.

Joanne Charlton, Director

“The staff at Smith’s Wood are committed, caring and ambitious.

We all want the best for the students and outcomes for the school that we are
proud to work in”.
Emma Douglas, Maths Teacher,
Year 11 Achievement Leader
“To me being an Associate atFairfax is a privilege and greatopportunity to not only help the studentsat an important point intheir life, but also support and challenge the staff, alongsidedeveloping my own professionalskills. Attending celebrationevents and observing the talentand ambition amongst thestudents is one of the mostrewarding parts of my role.”

Dr Sophie Ward, Associate, Fairfax Academy