Pension Scheme

As an employee of Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust you are offered membership of either the Teachers’ Pension Scheme; or for support staff, the Local Government Pension Scheme. As well as employee’s paying contributions into the scheme (banded, based on earnings level) Pathfinder also pays into the scheme on your behalf at the following rates (regardless of earnings):

Support Staff Pension Scheme
Pathfinder contributes an additional 20.5% of your salary

Teachers’ Pension Scheme
Pathfinder contributes an additional 23.68% of your salary

Cycle to Work Scheme

For staff who wish to purchase a bike for the purpose of travelling to work this can be done via Cyclescheme. You purchase the bike you want via the scheme and Pathfinder pays the initial cost upfront and then you pay for it directly from your salary on a monthly basis (12 months is the usual duration). The deductions for the Cyclescheme are taken from your gross pay each month so your taxable pay is lower than it otherwise would be.

Employee Assistance Programme

Making sure everyone in Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust gets the support they need whatever their worries, at home or at work. The 24/7 confidential Employee Assistance Programme offers specialist counselling and information meaning everyone has support at any time.

What does the programme provide?
The Employee Assistance Programme is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, is completely confidential and provides support by telephone or online from specialist call handlers and counsellors who understand the demands of working in education. It provides:

  • Emotional support and counselling
  • Specialist information on work-life balance
  • Financial and legal information
  • Management consultation to support those responsible for managing others
  • Up to six sessions of face-to-face or telephone counselling
  • Access to online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Information on local services such as elder care and childcare

The Educational Support Partnership experts assess each call individually and decide what the best course of action for each caller is, whether that be counselling, online CBT or signposting to additional services.