Working for Us

Creating opportunity, changing lives

At Kirklees College we know that the dedication of all of our colleagues, is central to ensuring that our learners achieve their full potential. By facilitating a truly engaging work environment we aim to fulfil our mission of “Creating Opportunity, Changing Lives”.

We want to attract and retain the very best talent – colleagues who will be committed to supporting our values of Inclusive, Nurturing, Supportive, Pride, Integrity, Respect and Excellence. We provide a safe and healthy working environment in which we can all maximise our potential and add value. As a learning organisation we instil the principles of Continuous Professional Development and Continuous Improvement in all that we do.

While employability for our learners is a key driver, we are also focusing on developing learners who can learn and thrive in a digital society and digital literacy for both our staff and students is key. Please click on this link to gain some more information about our digital agenda.

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On the 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect and effectively supersedes the provisions of the Data Protection Act (DPA).

As part of any recruitment process, Kirklees College collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. The college is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

Please click the link below to access the college’s updated privacy notice – click here


“Coming to work is an important part of our lives; it helps to define who we are. If you join us you will have the support of a great team, the satisfaction of contributing to our learners’ achievements, and access to learning and development opportunities which will help you to reach your own career goals too. We are committed to ensuring best practice and are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of both our learners and our colleagues.

Our extensive facilities across nine centres offer a stimulating learning and working environment, which is enhanced by colleagues who are committed to providing the best learner experience.”

Marie Gilluley
Principal and Chief Executive
Kirklees College

Staff Benefits

We also recognise that our staff need to maintain a healthy work-life balance and offer some great benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, government pension scheme, health and well-being initiatives to name a few.

  • Generous annual leave entitlements (and the opportunity to purchase more!)
  • Health and wellbeing events
  • Occupational health support
  • Government pension scheme
  • Generous, maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Staff reward and recognition events
  • Flexible Working
  • Employee Assistance Programme
What Kirklees College can offer you

“The College promotes and gives good support and access to a variety of services and courses to aid with meeting regulations, self-development and a healthy mind and body. A broad range of customers makes for interesting days and I get to work with approachable and friendly staff at all levels. Flexibility of hours also allows a good balance between work and home life.”

Lydia Precious
Examinations Administrator

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“What I enjoy the most about my role is that no two days are the same and my work-life balance is amazing; I could be in a local school Monday, a football stadium Tuesday at a large scale careers event, Wednesday I might catch up on some admin and use my overtime for a short afternoon!”

Marica Shelbourne
Student Recruitment Officer

See how we celebrate our staff

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Celebrating diversity

We respect our colleagues as individuals and celebrate diversity in the rich mix of backgrounds and experiences they bring to the College. At Kirklees College, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our students, our colleagues, and our community. Kirklees College is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and the College welcomes applications from all sections of the community, as we aim to ensure that our workforce is representative of our wider community.

To learn some more about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Kirklees College, please see our latest Equality and Diversity Annual report.

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