Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Education
  • Year established:
    1993
  • Website:
    http://www.borderscollege.ac.uk/
  • UK locations:
    Scotland
  • Contact
    • Scottish Borders Campus, Nether Road, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, TD1 3HE

About Borders College


What is it like to work for Borders College

My Manager
My Manager

As well as the formal processes implemented by the college the managers within the college are tuned into the college culture of recognition and praise for a job well done. The college also has a thank you card system and the Christmas Stars which allow managers to recognise outstanding staff members. Managers meet regularly with staff to ask for feedback both at a team level and on an individual basis. The teams are relatively small which allows line managers to be able to pick up on any issues quickly and discuss these and find workable remedies.

My Team
My Team
The college normally holds staff events at Christmas and the end of June when staff break up for the summer holidays. Last year a group of staff led by the Head of HR, got together and organised an end of term event in June 2011. On the last working afternoon of term, staff got together in the Union for a Fun Afternoon. The College had dominoes, a pool competition, bingo and races (three legged, space hopper and egg and spoon). The bar was open and burgers and chips were on sale. This event lasted about four hours with a large number of staff continuing the party mood by going out to the pubs in the town. It was a great success and lots of fun.
My Company
My Company

There is a committment from the leader of the organisation to seek the views of staff and to listen and take action on appropraite suggestions of staff. Liz McIntyre, the Principal, runs Futures Workshops to consult with staff on the College's Corporate Plan, their Annual Priorities and other major issues. For example, one of the sessions will be seeking the views of staff on the Consultation Paper from the Scottish Government on "Putting Learners at the Centre: Delivering Our Ambitions for Post 16 Education". Staff freely attend these sessions as they are able to see direct results from their suggestions and know that their views will be listened to and respected.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Pensions
    Pensions

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    16%

  • Staff Turnover:

    20%

  • Staff:

    259

  • Male : Female:

    32% / 68%

  • Average Age:

    47

  • UK sites:

    5

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