and activate your career


At Activate Learning Education Trust (ALET), we are just as ambitious for our employees as we are for our students. We know that it’s our people that makes ALET a special and diverse place to work. Our staff are key to our continuous success and growth and have an enormous role to play in shaping the next generation.  

We are proud that our students leave our schools well prepared for the next phase of their lives, be that apprenticeships, university or employment. These destinations are not only a testament to our students’ efforts, but also the hard work and dedication of those who support them, both in and out of the classroom.  

At ALET we empower our employees to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers: our mission to Transform Lives Through Learning applies just as much to our staff. We value our people and aspire to create a diverse, open and inclusive environment that motivates everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish. We want to be the Employer of Choice for capable people who take pride in the Trust and share its values. You can be part of our exciting journey. 

Read more about us in our ALET staff recruitment brochure.




ALET central team vacancies

HR/Payroll Officer

We are looking for either an HR/Payroll Officer to work 35 hours per week (over 5 days) Term Time Only Plus two weeks (£29,269 – £31,364 FTE) or a split of the role for HR Officer 25 hours per week and 15 hours per week for Payroll.  The role(s) are to support our UTCs at Reading and Heathrow with both HR and Payroll, and payroll support to Theale Green School.

This role would suit a person(s) who have experience of working in a school, Human Resources, and use of payroll software.  The successful appointee will have a can-do attitude, a flexible approach to tasks, be highly organised and work to high standards.

For further information, job descriptions and an application form please contact


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what do our staff say?

“I firmly believe that ALET provides exceptional care and support for all students and staff. The vision of ‘Transforming Lives Through Learning is equally applicable to all.”

Teacher, UTC Swindon

“It is always illuminating to see at first hand the hard work and commitment. It often makes me reflect on and evaluate what best practice looks like in my own work setting – I definitely take away as much as I put in.”

Teacher, UTC Reading

“The ethos of Theale Green and ALET is what all education should be about… bettering lives I believe is the core purpose of education. I feel supported within my department. The department and school’s expectations of teachers is realistic and takes into account life work balance for teachers.”

Teacher, Theale Green School