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Working at Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust

Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust (previously known as Trinity Catholic MAT) was formed in 2019. We are a vibrant, forward thinking, innovative and ambitious education trust in the North East of England.

About Us

We are at an exciting time in our journey, having formed in 2019, we are proud to be the largest catholic education trust in the region, bringing together into one Trust, forty-eight schools in the West of the Diocese by 2022.

Our family of schools encompasses provision across nursery, primary and secondary phases of education covering schools in the areas of Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham and Northumberland.

The Trust is led by a strong and effective Board of Directors who collectively provide support and challenge to achieve excellence in education, and ensure we provide first-class teaching and learning school environment in which our children feel safe and flourish.

We enjoy excellent partnerships with our schools, as well as the relationships we have with the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, our parishes, the Local Authorities in which our schools are located, our local governing committees and our communities.

Why Work For Us

Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust is a great place to work, first and foremost because of our fantastic students, we have some of the most oversubscribed schools in the north-east.

We benefit from having first class, committed and dedicated staff who work in our Trust. We offer excellent terms and conditions of employment, and working arrangements to ensure that we attract, reward and retain our talented people. We continually develop our commitment to our colleagues and understanding the importance of their wellbeing and work life balance. This includes striving to promote a healthy working environment with the wellbeing of colleagues at the forefront.

At Bishop Wilkinson, teaching quality is extremely high, as is middle and senior leadership. We empower individuals in our schools to provide the highest quality education, enabling every pupil to realise their full potential.


We know our success is down to our people. So, we like to offer our staff great benefits.

We offer pension scheme, flexible working and generous annual leave entitlement. We also provide excellent policies and procedures to support our staff.

Our benefits include:

Pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Family-friendly policies

Professional development opportunities

Car mileage allowance

Employee assistance programme

Gym membership

Generous holiday entitlement

Apprenticeships and Work Experience

We understand the importance of gaining practical experience in the workplace whether that be through an apprenticeship programme or work experience.

At Bishop Wilkinson, we are committed to developing talent, and offering apprenticeships to support people with their chosen career path. We have successfully recruited many enthusiastic apprentices, supporting them to obtain the skills and qualities needed for their chosen career.

Our exciting apprenticeships come with excellent pay and conditions of employment, generous holiday entitlement, and pension scheme.

We also offer work experience where we can assist you in gaining knowledge for your course or qualification. Work experience provides many benefits, giving you skills and experience, and helping you to chose the right career path.

If you have any questions, please email

Cook in Charge

St Godric's Catholic Primary School

Hours: 20 Hours/Week, Term Time Only, Permanent

Grade: Grade F, SCP 14-19 (£23,484 - £25,927 per annum, pro rata)

Phase/Establishment Type: primary

Closing Date: 15th August, 2022

Days Remaining: 4

Location: Durham

Teacher of A Level Psychology

Cardinal Hume Catholic School

Hours: Part-time, negotiable hours, initially fixed-term for one year

Grade: MPS/UPS (£25,714 - £41,604)

Phase/Establishment Type: secondary

Closing Date: 19th August, 2022

Days Remaining: 8

Location: Gateshead

General Kitchen Assistant

St Leonard's Catholic Comprehensive School

Hours: 12.5 Hours per week over 5 days, Term Time Only, Temporary - Maternity Cover

Grade: Grade B SCP 03 - £18,887, pro rata

Phase/Establishment Type: secondary

Closing Date: 30th August, 2022

Days Remaining: 19

Location: Durham

Senior Administration Assistant

St Augustine's Catholic Primary School

Hours: 37 hours per week, Term Time Only plus 10 days to be agreed

Grade: Grade F (SCP 14-19) £23,484 - £25,927 pro rata

Phase/Establishment Type: primary

Closing Date: 5th September, 2022

Days Remaining: 25

Location: Gateshead

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant

St Oswald's RCVA Primary

Hours: 5 hours per week (Mon – Fri 12-1pm) Permanent, TTO

Grade: Grade B, Point 3 (£18,887 pro rata per annum)

Phase/Establishment Type: primary

Closing Date: 19th September, 2022

Days Remaining: 39

Location: Gateshead

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