Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Further Education College
  • Year established:
  • Website:
  • UK locations:
    East Midlands, North East
  • Contact
    • Baltic Campus, Quarryfield road, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 3BE

About Gateshead College

What is it like to work for Gateshead College

Judith Doyle, the CEO came into post in August. She was a student at the College and had worked there as a teacher and a senior manager - she has an unrivalled passion for the business. She has spoken with all staff collectively clearly setting the vision for the college and her expectations. Her opening presentation to staff was not just about the business but also about her, her daughter and family and what she likes doing out of work. She has committed to get out across all campuses and departments and has started doing so with the aim of removing barriers that stop people getting on with the job. She is tireless in reminding people as to why they are here and where the focus should be providing clarity and direction. Judith is passionate, determined, and challenging.

My Company
My Company
They recently launched their performance management framework "Aspire". This allows all staff to take part in an appraisal process and create a personal development plan. Aspire will prove to be particulaly effective in engaging employees as the framework allows their staff to clearly see how they can contribute to the vision and top ten priorities of the College through a series of personal objectives. Aspire also enables managers to identifiy staff development area's and untapped potential within their teams.

Fair Deal
Fair Deal
They give their colleagues extra holidays over the Christmas period in addition to their allocation with plenty of prior notice so they have more time to spend with their families, this is a thank you for their hard work over what is a particularly busy time for their business from September - October. They have done this for the last 4 years. Feedback has shown them that this is very much appreciated.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Dental Insurance
    Dental Insurance

    Dental insurance offer to all employees

  • Pensions

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:


  • Average Age:


  • Male : Female:

    47% / 53%

  • Staff:


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  • Staff Turnover:



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