Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Education Leeds provides support to schools and families in Leeds. Education Leeds assists schools in helping to improve educational attendance and attainment.
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  • UK locations:
    Yorkshire & Humberside

About Education Leeds

EDUCATION LEEDS IS responsible for supporting schools in the city and helping them to improve attendance and attainment. Employees care about providing a great service, returning a 95% positive score, a result bettered by only six mid-sized organisations. They also think it makes a difference to the world (70%) and say work is an important part of their life (77%, the sixth highest score on this question, see table below).

Staff feel they can make a valuable contribution to the success of the organisation (77%) as well as a difference within it (73%). Work is stimulating (73%), say employees, who think chief executive Chris Edwards runs the organisation on sound moral principles (72%).

Employees can take up to three paid days a year to help the local community. Workers say profit and budget concerns aren't the only things driving the organisation (65%) and they believe its support of worthy causes isn't driven by a desire for good publicity (57%). Both are top 10 scores.

What is it like to work for Education Leeds

The Chief Executive believes everybody has the potential to be brilliant and release magic to deliver the Education Leeds agenda. He is inspirational and charismatic and is very positive in his outlook and messages. He continually reminds people that they are brilliant and are making a difference to the young people and families across Leeds. The Chief Executive also gets involved with local community work directly by visiting schools to officially open gardens or endorse environmental projects initiated by schools.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
People are encouraged to share lifts with each other through the company car share scheme whilst a bike buddy scheme helps new cyclists cycle to work safely and build their confidence when commuting. Employees can take up to 3 days, fully paid, per year to help and support the community through various initiatives including clearing waste ground for projects, building gardens in schools for children to learn about plants, gardening and healthy eating.
My Company
My Company
Educational Leeds is an inspirational organisation to work for and it genuinely does change and shape the future of young people across Leeds. This in itself adds a whole valued contribution by employees no matter where or what they do. The company feel it really is rewarding to know that the context of your job is working to ultimately improve the educational opportunities available to the whole city.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

Company Statistics

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  • Staff Turnover:


  • Male : Female:

    34% / 66%

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  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    Newly Qualified Teachers


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