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BST RECRUITMENT BONUS UPTO £1500*

Recruiting the best teachers for our member schools.

*Terms and Conditions

What is the recruitment bonus?

  • On successfully being offered a teaching post with a salary on the Main teaching pay scale the candidate will be offered a one-off recruitment bonus equal to £1,500 before tax
  • Where employment is on a part time basis the salary and bonus will be pro-rated in line with the agreed hours.
  • The payment is a one-off payment that will be received by the employee via standard payroll process, within the first two months of their employment.
  • Should the employee leave the Trust within 24 months of the date of employment, the bonus payment will be clawed back on a sliding scale as detailed in the tables below:
 

Number of Months Since Start of Employment at Berkshire Schools Trust

End of contract within
(x months)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

%  Clawback
(gross salary)

100%

92%

88%

83%

79%

75%

71%

67%

63%

58%

54%

50%

                         
 

Number of Months Since Start of Employment at Berkshire Schools Trust

End of contract within
(x months)

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

%  Clawback
(gross salary)

46%

42%

38%

33%

29%

25%

21%

17%

13%

8%

4%

0%

Who would be eligible:

  • Teachers applying directly to the Trust for permanent, non SLT roles.  This policy does not apply to applicants introduced to Berkshire Schools Trust via an agency.
  • Successful applicants must be offered a post on the Main teachers’ pay scale as defined within the BST Teachers’ Pay Policy.
  • Where a TLR is offered this will be in relation to specific additional responsibilities in line with the STPCD and will not attract bonus payments.
  • Teachers cannot have been employed by Berkshire Schools Trust within 2 years of the date of recruitment.
  • The bonus scheme would not apply to teachers employed on a Fixed Term Basis.
  • The bonus payment is applicable to posts with a contract start date within the period: 1st September 2020 to 31st August 2021