WHY WORK WITH US?

Because together We are mighty!

“At Kirklees College, we believe that we are all educators and are passionate about shaping a better future for all in our community through excellent teaching and powerful knowledge with a strong social purpose. The college is on a journey to excellence and as part of this, we are committed to providing a collaborative and supportive environment, underpinned by our values of kindness, unity and excellence.

We empower all staff to feel recognised and part of the KC Community. We ensure they see how their contribution makes a difference in delivering positive change to people’s lives and helps us to be a thriving college for future generations. We are uniquely vocational and our teaching and support expertise, coupled with state-of-the-art facilities across our seven centres, allows us to provide the best possible outcomes for our students, staff and community.”

Palvinder Singh

Principal

Featured Positions

We want to attract and retain the very best talent to work with us, developing our college, creating opportunities and changing lives for the next generation.

Assistant Football Academy Coach (hourly paid)

In the role of Assistant Football Academy Coach, you’ll be based predominantly at Leeds Road Sport Complex and your focus will be on delivering an outstanding football programme to our students.

The ideal candidate will have a background in football coaching, with experience of player performance pathways. Experience of working within an education setting is desirable. To be considered for this role, applicants need to demonstrate they hold a minimum of a Level 2 (UEFA C) FA coaching qualification or equivalent coaching qualification and relevant industry experience. Experience of managing sports teams would be preferred but we can offer support to develop the right candidate if required.

Part-Time 8-10 Hours per week(plus holiday pay)

Salary: £20.29 per hour (plus holiday pay) Closing date
4 June

Exams Access Arrangement Assessor

In the role of EAA Assessor you’ll predominantly be based at Waterfront but moving across all campuses and your focus will be on assessing students for EAA, completing the Form 8 accurately, supporting staff to complete form 9’s in a timely manner to meet external and internal deadlines.

You must have a post-graduate course at, or equivalent to, Level 7 (including at least 100 hours relating to individual specialist assessment); or a current SpLD Assessment Practicing Certificate as awarded by Patoss, Dyslexia Action or BDA, listed on the SASC website, and be experienced in undertaking EAA assessments. It’s important that you understand different SEND needs and are able to demonstrate our College values of Kindness, Unity and Excellence in the role.

Full-Time
Salary - £20,498.36 - £20,498.36
Closing date
28 June

Employee benefits

Over recent years, the college has gone from strength to strength, earning Ofsted’s ‘Good’ rating at last inspection. We recognise that this achievement was due to the hard work and dedication of our staff members and we understand the importance of recognising and rewarding this.

 

The college hold KUE Awards (Kindness, Unity and Excellence) every six months where staff are nominated by their peers and can win additional holidays, shopping vouchers, food vouchers and much more.

 

Every other year, the college hosts a slightly more prestigious awards ceremony, KC Stars, where the whole college come together to applaud the achievements and actions of those who have gone above and beyond.

All staff are entered into a pension scheme relevant to their role with generous employer contributions.

Business Support staff are automatically entered into the West Yorkshire Pension Scheme, with 19.1% employer contributions.

Teaching staff are automatically entered into the Teacher’s Pension Scheme, with 23.6 % employer contributions.

The health and wellbeing of our staff is very important, so the college offers the following to all staff:

 

  • Health Assured EAP Scheme (Employee Assistance Programme)

 

This health programme is available to all staff. The service provides free and confidential support that is available 24 hours a day. Furthermore, six counselling sessions are included with no cost to staff.

 

  • Eyesight tests

 

The college will contribute towards the cost of your eye examination and the cost of glasses, if it is deemed necessary for your role.

 

  • College gym or local gym membership discount

 

At our Huddersfield Centre, staff have access to the fully equipped sport and fitness centre for just £2.50 per month, and can also access to any KAL gym at a discounted rate.

 

  • Hair, beauty and relaxation treatments

 

Discounts are available to all staff across the college on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments including haircuts and colours, massage and manicures. The treatments are carried out by our Kirklees College students under the close supervision of the highly qualified hair and beauty lecturers.

 

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

 

This tax exemption initiative is to promote healthier journeys to work and allows you to purchase a bicycle and claim it back via your wage before paying tax, in effect making it 20% cheaper.

 

  • Family Leave and Benefits


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.


The college has a number of schemes that cover the following family circumstances:

 

  • Maternity leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Adoption leave
  • Parental leave
  • Carer’s leave

We are happy to consider requests for flexible working in line with the flexible working policy.

All staff at Kirklees College are entitled to a minimum of 40 days holiday, including bank holidays and closure days per year (allocated on a pro rata basis for part-time staff).

Not just available to students, college staff are also eligible to purchase a student discount card through TOTUM. Once purchased this allows access to discounts on clothing, days out and much more. Furthermore, you get a free TASTE card and Coffee Club membership to use at restaurants and cafes.

 

All employees of Kirklees College are able to benefit from a free subscription to Microsoft 365 whilst employed by the college.

 

Curry’s PC World voucher scheme: with this scheme you can buy a voucher for any amount up to £1500 and spread the cost over a 12-month period to come out of your monthly pay. The voucher can be used online or in store on any products in Curry’s PC World.

 

Discounted Rail and Bus Travel: discounts on Metro yearly passes can save you 12%, furthermore college will loan you the money and repayments can come directly from your wage monthly. Take the bus? No worries we also have you covered too with 16.5% discount on monthly bus passes with Arriva and Yorkshire Tiger bus.

We provide excellent CPD for our staff through a range of opportunities, including:

 

  • Hosting three all staff learning and development days
  • An annual Festival of Learning and Celebration at the end of each year
  • Funding contribution for staff to attain further qualifications, e.g. teacher training
  • Corporate partnership for subsided membership of the sector professional body, the Education & Training Foundation
  • Upskilling through apprenticeships
  • Dedicated digital learning space within our new Innovation Hub
  • An Aspiring Leaders programme
  • Leadership and management training
  • Coaching and mentoring as partners in the Yorkshire Accord scheme
  • Our sparkling biennial staff awards event, ‘KC Stars’
  • Communities of practice through our Teaching, Learning and Digital Leads
  • Our SPARC professional learning programme
  • Support to attend external CPD conferences and events

An annual individual Performance Development Review (PDR) provides the opportunity to discuss your personal CPD requirements and career aspirations.

Why work for Kirklees College?

Kirklees College is situated at the heart of its community, providing inspirational teaching and ensuring our curriculum is developed with employers, enabling all students to progress.

With over 10,000 students and approximately 1,000 employees, we are the largest Further Education provider in the region.

We are a college that embraces people of all ages and backgrounds and, by providing a brilliantly enriched education, helps each individual realise their potential to flourish as an effective working citizen who contributes to the economy and to their community as a whole.

Our Mission:

‘Creating opportunities, changing lives’

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Our Values:

Kirklees College welcomes all students who want to learn. The college has a common set of key values for both students and staff that are at the heart of everything we do. The values define who we are, how we behave and how we interact with each other, making Kirklees College a vibrant, inclusive and educational place to work and learn. Our values are:

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Kindness

An honest and compassionate approach to ourselves, our people and our environment

  • Embrace a spirit of appreciation and helpfulness
  • Be respectful and considerate to our Kirklees College Community
  • Speak the truth with courage and professionalism
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Unity

A shared purpose across our Kirklees College Community

  • Collaborate for the common good and celebrate success
  • Establish positive trusting relationships
  • Build connections to share our ideas, information and knowledge
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Excellence

A culture of high aspiration, expectation and success

  • Take ownership and be ambitious
  • Encourage determination and innovation in others
  • Always seek to develop and improve performance

We are forward thinking in our approach to teaching and learning, aspirational in our approach to delivery, open to new ideas and collaboration, ahead of the curve and held up as an example of best practice.

Kirklees College reflects the demands of the employer market, is the first port of call for industry, regularly sees its
students snapped up by employers and universities and has an enviable reputation that makes it the first-choice destination for thousands of students every year.

If you feel inspired by what you have read and are interested to know more about us, click on the link below.

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Together We Are Mighty

Together We Are Mighty encapsulates what we do best here at Kirklees College. It’s a celebration of our values of kindness, unity and excellence and a tribute to our staff and students and embody these values every day. Be inspired as we take you on an unforgettable journey into our KC Community, narrated by our Music student, Charlotte Bulloch.

Interested in joining the team?

Accreditations and Charters

Inclusive Employer

As a member of Inclusive Employers, the college commits to provide a workplace that values every employee and acknowledges their differences. With the help of our EDI Champions, we strive to creating equal access to resources and opportunities.

Sharon Archer Head of Faculty Adult Education

Sharon Archer

Head of Faculty Adult Education

Hayley Chinnock Lecturer in Health and Social Care

Hayley Chinnock

Health & Social
Lecturer

Alex Domun Engineering PMC Lecturer

Alex Domun

Engineering PMC
Lecturer

Tracey Elliot Facilities Operations Manager

Tracey Elliot

Facilities Operations Manager

Karen Lawrence Support Worker

Karen Lawrence

Support Worker

Joshua Robinson Electrical Lecturer and Academic Staff Governor

Joshua Robinson

Electrical Lecturer and Academic Staff Governor

Maryam Sheik Programme Lead and Lecturer for Essential Digital Skills

Maryam Sheik

Programme Lead and Lecturer for Essential Digital Skills

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