Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Further Education
  • Year established:
  • Website:
  • UK locations:
    Yorkshire & Humberside
  • Contact
    • Selby College , Abbot's Road, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8AT

About Selby College

What is it like to work for Selby College

The Principal in Selby College is focused on people, which makes him an outstanding leader. Instead of seeing people as one of the many priorities, they always put the emphasis on people issues first. They are able to see matters holistically, acting in a way that makes a difference to the immediate recipient and how they can further create an outstanding atmosphere in the workplace, that will not only benefit staff but feed through to learners. In the current climate of economic uncertainty the Principal at Selby College demonstrates their personal integrity, in addition to their leadership ability to inspire trust in their staff, through an open door policy, where any member of staff can approach him to discuss any matter at anytime. Also, they regularly communicate with all staff members, asking how they are and talk through any problems. This could be done over a coffee or an informal conversation. There are few organisations where any staff member can talk to the Principal without an appointment or fear of reprisal. However, the above is testament to positive culture the Principal has created, which is the opposite of many organisations.

My Team
My Team
Each year the College, at its own expense, organises a Christmas Social Party for every member of staff. This is no normal Christmas Social Party. Coaches are hired to collect and return every member of staff from and to a suitable locality. The motivation of staff was heightened further with this event with a free meal and entertainment provided. This was a hugely enjoyable and welcome benefit to staff, communicated as a thank you to staff by the Principal for their hard endeavours over the last year.

My Company
My Company
The Principal and Senior Management Team get out and about and ‘walk the floor’ a symbolic act that conveys their philosophy,of employee engagement rather than hiding themselves away. The above generates immense respect and employee engagement to the highest level, as staff are listened to and ideas and feedback, which gives credence to the ethos that Selby College staff are valued.

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

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  • Male : Female:

    27% / 73%

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  • Earning £35,000+:


  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35


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