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The College offers a wide range of generous staff benefits, to demonstrate the College's commitment to its employees.
Family Friendly Benefits
Flexible Working Practices
The College understands and supports the need for flexible working. Requests should be made in writing and given to your line manager in the first instance. Consideration is given to requests against the business needs of the College.
A childcare voucher scheme via the Edenred salary sacrifice scheme is available in the College. Details of how to enrol and further information can be obtained from the Human Resources department.
The College has a Special Leave policy (Leave of Absence) which allows employees to take some paid time off for certain special circumstances (maximum allowances apply). These days are at the discretion of the line manager, within the terms of the policy.
Health and Wellbeing Benefits
Employees who regularly use a VDU are entitled to receive an eyecare voucher which allows the employee to receive a free sight test from participating opticians.
Staff Gym Facilities
The College has a fitness suite available for all employees, which has a ladies only evening, and other sports activities at discounted rates.
Travel and Journeying Benefits
Season Ticket Loan
The College offers a facility to allow employees to request an interest free advance on their salary for the purchase of an annual rail ticket season loan, repayable over ten months.
The College has limited staff parking areas at the front and to the rear of the College. A parking permit must be obtained from the Estates department. Staff are also able to park in the student car park or in Harlequins.
Cycle to Work Scheme
The College enables you to buy a tax-free bike through Cyclescheme.
Training and Development
Employees are entitled and encouraged to further their own development. The Training Department is happy to fully or partially fund courses for CPD, the maximum reimbursement limits are reviewed each year. A number of the College's adult courses are also available to staff.
The College has a generous holiday allowance for all staff, which is considerably more than the statutory minimum. Further details can be found on your contract of employment.
As an employer the College contributes money each month, for all employees who are members of either the Local Government Pension Scheme or the Teachers' Pension Scheme. The contribution rates are normally reviewed each year, but are significantly more than the individual contribution rates.
Staff Counselling Service
The College and University Support Network provides counselling and support for staff and their families regardless of age, length of service or union affiliations.
The College has a large Library which all staff are entitled to join. The Library has a large fiction section and a wide range of DVDs.
The College has a number of students training to become chefs. The training restaurant is available for staff to use and try the meals prepared by the students at reasonable prices.