Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Further Education College
  • Year established:
    1961
  • Website:
    http://www.eastleigh.ac.uk/
  • UK locations:
    South East
  • Contact
    • Eastleigh College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5FS

About Eastleigh College

Everyone is a teacher's pet at Eastleigh College, because all staff can feel indulged. The Hampshire further education college runs pampering days in aid of charity, and its discounted in-house Red Carpet restaurant, Essence beauty salon and travel shop are open to all 23,000 students and 404 employees.

People can even get their cars serviced at the motor vehicle workshop. Staff have a lot of fun (a 78% positive score) and feel a strong sense of family (72%). Annual awards recognise the teacher and team of the year and staff support two nominated charities, Cancer Research UK and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Lecturers earn just over £33,000 a year, with a final-salary pension and on-site crèche — a rare benefit. Meanwhile, people can work off any stress with free use of the on-site gym and fitness classes.

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What is it like to work for Eastleigh College

My Manager
My Manager
Managers have an open door policy, which really works and "walk to job”, ensuring that staff see them and are able to talk to them. They set key performance indicators and targets for their staff which are negotiated and closely monitored and amended as necessary. Recognition is therefore given to the work expected of that member of staff. The workloads are negotiated and revisited at least twice a year and are also scrutinised by the Senior Management Team to ensure that there is fairness and transparency. Every manager has 1:1 meetings with the staff in their teams weekly, which provides opportunities for issues to be raised. Following the Communication and Consultation Group Meeting, managers have an "Onward briefing" with their teams which involves open discussion and consultation where staff openly express their views which are then taken back to the Communication and Consultation Group. They express thanks publicly and privately when staff perform well and the Senior Management Team is copied in on these communications. Annually an award is presented to the College Team of the Year and Teacher of the Year which are valued enormously.
My Team
My Team
Every year a Christmas lunch is organised by the Senior Management Team in recognition of commitment given by College staff. This is an opportunity for staff to socialise and take part in fun activities, such as the charity raffle prize draw, poetry readings, staff performances and an end-of-year presentation by the Chief Executive. This event marks the start of the festive holiday, offers an opportunity of reflection of the year past, and acknowledges those staff who have tirelessly supported the College through a special length of service loyalty award.

Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Employees are rewarded for their efforts. Those who have shown a dedication and commitment beyond expectation are rewarded through nominations such as Team and Teacher of the Year at the College's Annual Awards Ceremony. This prestigious event acknowledges the award winners for their outstanding commitment to both the customer and organisation as a whole. Their success is fed back to all College staff at both the ceremony and within articles published in the monthly newsletter 'Eastleigh College Matters'.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • 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

  • Dental Insurance
    Dental Insurance

    Dental insurance offer to all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    11%

  • UK sites:

    18

  • Male : Female:

    35% / 65%

  • Staff:

    417

  • Average Age:

    47

  • Earning £35,000+:

    8%

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