Latest BCI Score
All staff are contractually obliged to participate in the annual appraisal process and are required as part of peformance review to undertake a minimum of 30 hours of CPD each year. This continues to develop the individual and maintain their subject or relevant area currency. The college appraisal scheme is designed to encourage the member of staff to reflect on their personal contribution each year, to set measurable objectives linked to the development of their area and future business objectives and to identify their training needs which enable the achievement of the objectives. This ensures currency for staff, improves the individual's market worth whilst meeting organisational objectives. Subject and Operational Managers identify the development needs for their areas based on their objectives for the operating cycle. As part of induction, individual training needs are identified for new members of staff. Core competencies are set by the college and new staff are assessed against these to identify early needs.
The college's meetings structure which includes, daily briefings, weekly and fortnightly department meetings support the college's commitment to ensure regular, consistent and positive communications. This provides a valuable free flowing channel of communication across all areas of the college. The Executive and Senior Management Team meet weekly with a broad agenda which includes a number of recurring items. From that meeting, Senior Managers meet with their direct reports later that day or within 24 hours to cascade information, receive feedback and discuss more operational issues relating to the strategy. Those managers then cascade to their teams. The intention of cascade is to not only ensure the smooth pathway of information through the entire community but more importantly to provide the effective channel for information to move upwards through the structure.
The college understands that recognition is one of the strongest motivators and encourages all managers to praise and recognise the efforts, commitments and contributions of their staff at all times. To publicly recognise the efforts of individual members of the college community, the college introduced Exceptional Contribution Awards four years ago. This recognition scheme rewards outstanding contribution and commitment rahter than length of service. Eight awards have been made in each of the last two years. Colleagues receive £500 and a certificate of recognition. Citations are read out at the college's Annual Awards Ceremonies in July. This philosophy is also reflected in the college's approach to performance review.
Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here
At least 33% of senior managers are women
On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships
10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours
On-site nursery or vouchers
Full family cover
Dental insurance offer to all employees
Male : Female: