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About EAST RIDING COLLEGE


What is it like to work for EAST RIDING COLLEGE

Leadership
Leadership
To support Senior Managers commitment to values, the Leadership Charter was developed with input from all staff. This forms the keystone of the behaviours expected of all Managers and is based on three principles: leading, managing and developing their teams. Senior Managers role model the behaviours laid down in this Charter and their performance against these principles forms part of their annual appraisal. The Principal and Directors meet with all new staff at their induction. The importance of the values is discussed with staff and how all staff are expected to respect them. The Principal has a clear open door policy and all staff know that they can talk to him about any issue. He is visible around the college premises and encourages both staff and students to talk to him. He regularly communicates important and also 'good news' messages to staff through Outlook and has a regular feature in the college newsletter to update staff on college activities, challenges and successes. He attends the staff focus group meetings. He always receives minutes of these meetings so that he can 'keep a finger on the pulse' on the day to day activities within the teams. The Principal will lead the more formal annual conference but also participates in the workshops, which are led by different staff from across the college.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The East Riding College Employee Personal Development Award is for £175. Staff can use this financial award to pay for any course or qualification that they would like to undertake for their own personal development. These do not have to be related to their role within the college, e.g. joinery for beginners, chocolate workshop, flower arranging, creative Photoshop or French for beginners. There is also a £50 Staff Development award. Staff can use this award to contribute to the cost of both work and non-work related qualifications. The college will use appropriate external funding to fund qualifications to support staff development, for example Level 2 Initial Advice & Guidance Award and Level 2 Mental Health Awareness Course. If no external funding is available, the college will offer a reduction of up to 10% on the course fees. The college will provide paid time off for exams and exam preparation, as well as flexible working so staff are supported to amend their working hours to accommodate teaching times.
My Team
My Team
There is an annual Summer barbecue and Christmas party for all staff. There is always a theme for the barbecue, enabling staff to dress up and get into the spirit of the event. Last Summer the theme was 'South Sea Islands'. There was a range of grass skirts, sun hats and even a surf board all adding authenticity to the day. There is a prize for the 'best dressed' employee. The Christmas party will include a challenging quiz. The various teams chose their own unique names and a considerable amount of friendly competition develops. These events take place at the two college sites in Beverley and Bridlington and are for all staff, the majority of whom attend, including the Directors. These events are held at the end of the Autumn and Summer terms after the students have left, so enabling the staff to fully relax after a very taxing 10 to 12 weeks. The college holds an annual staff conference which is compulsory for all staff to attend. The morning programme is planned so Directors can explain the current position of the college and also set the scene for the year to come. The afternoon workshops support the theme of the conference and from a selection of at least eight workshops staff will chose three that are most relevant for them to attend. The variety of workshop topics ensures that there are relevant topics for both teaching and support staff.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    17%

  • UK sites:

    3

  • Staff:

    305

  • Male : Female:

    34% / 66%

  • Average Age:

    48

  • Earning £35,000+:

    7%

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