"I genuinely believe that it is one of the best employment moves I have made. I think the atmosphere and staff morale within the College is of an extremely high standard."
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Opportunities for Self-Employed Associates
Shrewsbury College is seeking passionate and dedicated Open and Distance Learning associates to join our team on a self-employed basis. You will be flexible and occupationally competent in the areas of Health and Business in order to mark a range of NCFE level 2 qualifications. We would like to reiterate that these roles are not employed by the College but engaged on a self-employed basis. If you would like to know more about these opportunities please call Caroline Thornton on 01743 342356.
Work With Us
Shrewsbury College is a vibrant, forward thinking place to work and we pride ourselves on having excellent staff. We have spent £15m improving the campus in recent years, so can offer industry standard facilities and a professional working environment.
It is thanks to the quality and commitment of our staff that we are able to offer a student focused environment to challenge our students to do the best they can.
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Great facilities including: a commercial restaurant and hair & beauty salon and extensive sports facilities
- Industry-standard and professional working environments
- Extensive car parking
- Pension scheme
- Family-friendly employment - helping you achieve a good balance between work and home life
- Annual well-being events
- Excellent professional development opportunities
To apply for any vacancy please complete the job application form here and email the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t forget to check out the job description and personal specifications.
Alternatively, you can obtain a hard copy of the application pack by calling 01743 342432. Once completed please return it to the following address by the closing date stated on the job description:
Human Resources, Shrewsbury College, London Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6PR.
If you would like the application pack in another format please call 01743 342313 or email email@example.com
Please note: If you have been shortlisted, interviews usually take place within three weeks.
The College is an equal opportunities organisation. Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job are guaranteed an interview. Shrewsbury College has achieved the ‘Positive about Disabled People’ award from the Jobcentre Plus.
Shrewsbury College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young and vulnerable adults and expects its employees to share this commitment, including the health and safety of staff and students. All staff are required to obtain a new DBS certificate upon joining us or be part of the update Service.
Shrewsbury College is a great place to work. Our aim is to provide easily accessible, supportive, flexible and high quality education, training, employment opportunities and services, which are free from any form of discrimination, harassment, bullying and unfair or less favourable treatment. We respect, celebrate and value the uniqueness of every individual and are committed to ensuring that everyone achieves their full potential during their time with us.
We support our staff in a number of ways, including a range of family friendly policies, discounted membership of the gym in the London Road Sports Centre, free eye tests for computer users with Specsavers with a contribution towards glasses (subject to terms and conditions), access to external counsellors and our annual Staff Wellbeing event. We have a no smoking policy across the College including all buildings, grounds and College Vehicles, except for the designated smoking area.
The College offers two pension schemes, the Teachers Pension Scheme for teaching staff and academic managers and the Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff and managers. Both Schemes are CARE (Career Averaged Earnings) schemes, and contributions are made by the employee and employer. They also offer death in service benefits and pensions for spouses/partners and dependent children.
Stuart Raine, Curriculum Leader for Construction & Trades has worked at the College for 17 years.
He started off as a part-time lecturer and was promoted to Curriculum Leader in 2015.
“I like the vibrancy of the College, working with like-minded people and the students are great. There is a real sense of making a difference to their education. I think the College is a good place to work because there are great opportunities to improve your skills at work through constant improvement to keep up-to-date with the sector and also driving forwards change to meet the needs of the organisation and the community we serve. My own role gives me challenges, the opportunity to be a fantastic training provider and I am part of premier construction college that is a beacon for employers to trust in when delivering vocational training and apprenticeships.”
Jill Ashford, Safeguarding and Welfare Lead, has worked at the College for 22 years and says it’s in her blood!.
“I am proud of our College and feel very lucky to work with students, visitors, parents, staff and others - I enjoy that buzz and feeling so much a part of things. I started here as a PGCE student and was given my first teaching contract in 1994! I taught the Health & Social Care BTEC and the Vocational Foundation, which led to me becoming the Behaviour Co-ordinator and working with students with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties and latterly for the last five years in Safeguarding. I am so pleased that I have spent the larger part of my working life at this College and would recommend it as a work place to anyone. I have always been listened to and treated well and encouraged to continue my professional development. I work daily with lots of great staff and, despite the content of the job, find time to have a bit of fun and the odd breather!”
Jules Condie, Course Sales Advisor, is new to the College this year.
“I genuinely believe that it is one of the best employment moves I have made. I think the atmosphere and staff morale within the College is of an extremely high standard and without a shadow of a doubt one of the friendliest and community-focussed places to be a part of. Within the position of Course Advisor I get the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life, with varied aspirations and to be able to aid in their personal goals and achievements provides great job satisfaction. I came into this role with transferable skills but was nervous as I had a lot to learn. With ample training and colleagues eager to help, I have settled in and thoroughly enjoy my role. No day is ever the same but on the same hand – no day ever has a negative outlook!”
Ruth Paisley, Interim Assistant Principal - Finance.
“I have worked at the College on a part-time basis for a year but was asked to stay longer, twice! I have now been asked to stay on for another year! I like the people, the can-do attitude, the willingness to embrace change and the real sense of wanting to do the best for our students. Oh, and the fantastic chips in The Hub! The real sense of purpose staff have manifests itself in a friendly, supportive environment. I have had to say ‘no’ many times to people since I have been in post and colleagues have accepted that and looked at how things can be done differently to ensure our students have the best possible experience. I work with a great team of people in the Finance department and the Senior Management Team. It has been a tough year for us financially and I have a huge sense of pride at what we have achieved together. What isn’t there to like?”
Congratulations on being offered employment with Shrewsbury College. The information here is intended to give you an introduction to the College and an overview of the information you need to help you settle into your role and the College environment.
This is designed to help new employees to understand the mission and values of the College, along with useful policies, procedures and guidance. Induction offers a fantastic opportunity early on to establish clear foundations and expectations.
The aim of this page is to provide staff and their line managers with a “one-stop” area of information that may be useful during the induction process. It is designed to act as a handy reference guide to supplement the induction sessions which are run by HR once each term. The tabbed area below provides links to useful information.
Your first day
Before you start, your line manager will let you know what time and where to meet on your first day. The first part of the day will include introducing you to your team and workspace, a tour of the campus which will include fire exits, toilets, where to get food and drink and other key facilities. You will also need to visit Human Resources, where you can hand in any outstanding paperwork from the Offer Pack, and your photo will be taken for your Staff ID badge.
Human Resources also run an Induction Session for New Staff, usually once per term. You will be notified of the date and should make every effort to attend. This session offers the opportunity to meet the Principal and a general overview of a number of topics.
Health & Safety
We pay our staff on the last Friday of each month, except in December. If your employment with the College starts before the payroll cut-off date, which is usually the second Friday of each month, you will be paid in the month that your employment starts with us.
We are committed to ensuring we provide a safe and supportive environment for our students and staff. Our Safeguarding team are trained to support students who need help, and also to support staff with any concerns they have over a student. Please take the time to read our Student Safeguarding Policy and the Safe Working Practice document, which contains important guidance on conduct and expectations of all staff employed at the College. All staff are expected to undertake a Safeguarding Workshop, and dates will be communicated as these are arranged.
There are a number of policies that we expect our staff to be familiar with. These are all stored on SharePoint, which is our staff intranet. You will be able to access SharePoint as soon as you log on to your computer with your college user id and password.
Governor and Co-opted Committee Member Opportunities
We are always looking for committed people to play a key role in helping the College to strengthen its governance.Find out more