Leeds East Academy


Joining the LEA Team

Thank you for your interest in working within the White Rose Academies Trust, an aspirational educational trust within the heart of Leeds. From this page you can view all our job opportunities including Leeds City Academy, Leeds East Academy, Leeds West Academy and Alder Tree Primary Academy.


Our Academies are based in some of the most diverse and challenging areas of the UK, but all have at their core a truly inspirational student community. We are confident that our students will be the leaders of the future and that under their leadership, communities and nations will be radically transformed.


As a Trust we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students which is why we employ almost 400 outstanding professionals, all committed to unlocking the potential of young people whilst advancing their aspirations. If you believe you have the skills and experience to further the vision of our exciting future, we want to hear from you.


Joining our vibrant team of staff within the Trust offers unique benefits, including:​​​


  • A dynamic system of technical and teaching assistance throughout your role, buttressed with outstanding open-door management.

  • Health & Wellbeing support, ensuring that the individual needs for every colleague to thrive and develop are guaranteed.

  • An ever growing staff benefits package including the Cycle2Work Scheme and Tastecard.

  • An exceptional White Rose CPD programme alongside further CPD opportunities within the extended Luminate Education Group. 

  • Award-winning facilities with cutting-edge technologies and resources, including access to advanced Microsoft and Adobe software packages.

  • An inspirational working atmosphere providing rewards, trips and celebrations for unique achievements and above and beyond accomplishments.

  • A tangible satisfaction of directly improving the community and lives of individuals through the quality of your work.

Our Trust is sponsored by Leeds City College, one of the largest further education providers in the country. Leeds City College’s mission mirrors our own vision; “To be an exceptional and responsive College providing life-changing education, skills and experiences for individuals, businesses and communities.”


Along with the White Rose Academies Trust, Leeds City College is part of the Luminate Education Group. Other members of the group include Leeds Conservatoire, Keighley College and Harrogate College. As well as sharing our vision, our sponsor provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our academies. 


We want to expand our family of committed and skilled people, who will directly benefit the future of the next generation. If you wish to discuss any of the opportunities we have on offer, please contact us at Recruitment@whiteroseacademies.org or call 0113 284 4260.

We look forward to hearing from you.






Andrew Whitaker

Chief Executive Officer

White Rose Academies Trust



Danny Bullock


Leeds East Academy


The Academy ensures that safer recruiting procedures are in place and committed to the principles of The Children's Act and Every Child Matters, with regard to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

WRAT Application form 
Equal Opportunities Policy


Please see below for the current job vacancies. 



Leadership Roles

Teaching Roles

Associate Staff Roles

The Governors and Principal of LEA are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and ensuring that safer recruiting procedures are in place. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure. ‘We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age or disability.