Working for the College
As one of the fastest-growing Colleges in the UK, delivering courses from entry level right up to Master's degrees, Weston College is an inspiring place to work.
This is an exciting time to join Weston College. Over recent years, the College has gone from strength to strength, earning Ofsted's ‘outstanding’ rating, our higher education provision is graded ‘Gold’ by TEF, and in 2018 we received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.
Furthermore, the College is an Investors in People ‘Champion’ and has been awarded ‘Platinum’ by Investors in People, which demonstrates our commitment to invest in our staff to improve performance.
We offer a wide variety of opportunities including:
- Full and part time lecturing roles across a broad range of subject areas
- Vocational trainer assessor roles
- Learning support roles
- Business support roles within areas such as customer service, finance, management information systems, marketing and estates
- Teaching and support roles within the prison education departments of prisons throughout the South West of England.
Weston College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
It is well recognised that Weston College staff are key to the continued success of the College, and we want to make sure they are rewarded accordingly.
There are a number of benefits available to you as an employee of Weston College.
The financial benefits of working for Weston College are not limited to your monthly salary.
All staff at Weston College are entitled to a minimum of 30 days plus statutory bank holidays per year. This is reduced on a pro-rata basis for part time staff.
All staff are automatically entered into a pension scheme relevant to their role with generous employer contributions.
Business support staff are automatically entered into the Local Government Pension Scheme, provided by the Avon Pension Fund.
Teaching staff are automatically entered into the Teacher’s Pension Scheme, a contributory scheme administered by Teacher’s Pensions on behalf of the Department for Children, Schools and Families.
Health and wellbeing
The health and wellbeing of our staff is very important, so as well as an excellent Occupational Health referral system, the College offers the following to all staff:
BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
The Bupa Employee Assistance Programme is available to all staff. The service provides free and confidential support that is available 24 hours a day.
The College will contribute towards the cost of your eye examination and up to £40 towards the cost of glasses, if it is deemed necessary for your role.
College Fitness Suite
All staff have access to the fully equipped, sport and fitness centre on the 7th floor of the Knightstone Campus. There are no membership fees involved, however a full gym induction must be completed.
Hair, beauty and relaxation treatments
Discounts are available to all staff across the College on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments including hair cuts and colours, massage and manicures. The treatments are carried out by our Weston College students under the close supervision of the highly qualified hair and beauty lecturers.
We recognise that many of our staff have responsibilities for family or dependants and operate a number of initiatives to help colleagues balance these responsibilities with work.
Family leave and benefits
The College has a number of schemes that cover the following family circumstances:
Fertility treatment leave.
We are happy to consider requests for flexible working in line with the flexible working policy.
We provide an excellent programme of staff development and CPD opportunities to all staff. The College also offers staff discounts on a wide range of leisure and special interest courses
Learning resource centre
The College has well stocked and well equipped Learning Resource Centres at all campuses; these are open to staff as well as students.
The training restaurant the College's Knightstone Campus offers a high-quality menu at discounted prices with a fully-licensed bar. Themed evenings are offered on a regular basis and there is a regular Friday lunch time service.
Staff members also receive a 10% discount at Lasseter's at the Winter Gardens Pavilion, a commercial restaurant owned by the Weston College Group and run by a team of professional chefs.
Microsoft Home Use Programme
All employees of Weston College, are able to benefit from a free subscription to Microsoft 365 whilst employed by the College.