What do we look for in our colleagues?

Our people

….are inspiring 

They are curious. They ask questions. They have expertise and knowledge to inspire students and colleagues. They encourage others to make things happen. 

…are helpful 

They recognise what matters to others. They listen to students and colleagues. They know their stuff and use it to make things easier for others. They get stuck in and have a can-do attitude. 

…take ownership 

They know what to do and when to do it. They jump in and get things done. They look for ways round problems. They involve others to get the best for the students. 

…are passionate 

They have oomph and energy. They are passionate about education. They care about students, colleagues and show this all day every day. They love their work and our future.

How we find the best people

If you come to see us, or complete one of our recruitment and selection processes, we will want to explore your best qualities in different ways: 

  • We’ll talk about what you’ve done in your career so far, why you want to come and work for Delta Academies Trust and what kind of teams, challenges and environments get the best out of you
  • With all potential colleagues, we’ll complete a competency or criteria based interview, based on the skills and experience we think are really important for the role you’ve applied for
  • In our interviews, we look for examples of when and how you’ve been in certain situations before. We might explore your best example of difficult decision making, or the best lesson you’ve delivered, asking you what you did, how you approached it and what impact you had
  • We’re looking for your best past examples from your professional career so far, but examples from your personal life, education or voluntary experiences would be great too
  • We’d also really like to see you blow your own trumpet!
  • Depending on the role you have applied for, we’ll also ask you to complete practical tasks, such as a lesson, case study or role play to show us how you would approach a scenario you’d likely face in the role in real life

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We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. However, it is important to note that if we receive a high volume of applications, we may limit the numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people