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Want to use your skills to make a difference?

We are on a mission to help our students achieve their goals. And we are always looking for fresh talent across a range of roles to join us in our mission.

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For further information about what to expect from our recruitment process please view our applicant guidance.

Be rewarded for your work with great benefits

At the City of Bristol College, we value all our employees. Whether teaching staff or professional services you all play an integral role in the success of our students.

We will recognise your hard work with a generous benefits package. This includes:

  • Generous holiday entitlement (plus a further 8 bank holidays and 8 closure days over the Christmas period)
  • Pension with generous employer contributions (either Teachers’ Pension or Local Government pension scheme).
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Supportive sickness pay
  • Up to 30% off courses with the University of the West of England
  • Discounts on hair and beauty treatments
  • Family-friendly policies including flexible working, compassionate leave, maternity, paternity and adoption leave, parental leave and job share
  • Excellent facilities including study centres, City Salon, multi-faith prayer rooms, bike storage, City Restaurant (situated at College Green and at SBSA), refectories
  • Access to study centre resources
  • Death in service benefit three times salary (if a member of the pension scheme)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A variety of online shopping discounts and offers and cash health plan
  • Plus a supportive package of continuous professional development.

Join our ambitious team

We are one of the city’s largest employers with over 800 staff based at five main centres across Bristol. We help students achieve their full potential and receive a great learning experience.

Our values

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Ambition
  • Pride

Our behaviours

  • Student-focused
  • High expectations and aspirations for all
  • Focused on progression and employment
  • Proud of what we do and our place in the city
  • Collaborative
  • Continually-improving

City of Bristol College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. All new employees to the college are required to complete and obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure. Further information will be sent to all prospective staff as part of the application process.

Your questions answered

What should I expect if I receive an offer?

Once offered a role, upon verbal acceptance, we will send you your contract, offer letter and associated pre-employment documents via email that you will then need to return to the HR department prior to your start date to ensure the relevant checks can be completed in time.

In addition, you will be contacted by the College to arrange your first day; where to go, what time to arrive and what to expect. During your first day we will organise your orientation and provide you with an overview of the plan for your first week. Most importantly, overall, we look forward to you starting your career with us.

How will you help me settle into my new role?

When you start your new role with us, you’ll be invited to take part in one of the College’s Welcome events ran six times a year where we cover the College structure, departments and where to go for help. You will also get to know other new staff and you’ll have an opportunity to meet the Principal and talk to senior managers.

As well as this, you will be supported from day one by your manager through a local induction to your role covering everything you need to know as a new starter at the College and your department. Your manager will also meet with you to set induction targets and ensure you have access to all the training needed to support you in your new role.

Can you help me with the recruitment system?

Here is a list of common problems experienced with the system and resolutions.

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How do I view my past applications?

When you access the recruitment system, there is a link on the left-hand side for ‘My Applications’. You will be able to see all applications submitted and any ones you currently have in progress.

I’m an existing member of staff, how do I login?

Use your existing network account to login (the same details you’d use to get onto the college computers).

How do I reset my password?

If you are a current member of staff, please speak to the IT helpdesk to reset your password. If you are an external candidate, you can reset your password using the link provided on the login page. This will email you a link to reset your password and get back into the system.

Equal opportunities

If you’ve found a vacancy you’re interested in and you meet the criteria for the post, we look forward to hearing from you. City of Bristol College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

All applicants offered a post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure check. The College is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to ensuring a culture of valuing diversity and equal opportunities.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities and have been awarded with ‘Disability Confident’ employer status for two years. We’ll seek to make reasonable adjustments to our workplace so that disabled colleagues aren’t placed at a disadvantage compared to other colleagues. As an employer we also have links to the access to work scheme, which can be especially helpful in supporting people with disabilities.

Do I need a teaching or assessing qualification to work in FE?

No – we welcome your industry and subject specialist knowledge and we will support you to achieve a teaching or assessing qualification.

What opportunities exist for personal development?

Once appointed, we want you to be able to realise your full potential – just like our students. We’ll provide a supportive environment for you to develop though the College’s annual appraisal cycle and whatever your role, we can have a training plan in place. We’ll help you keep your subject specialist knowledge and skills up-to-date as well as support you to share best practice in your field.

We value our staff and their development and to underpin this we have a programme of staff development opportunities that includes:

  • Whole college development and team days
  • Regular protected time for ‘team collaboration time’
  • Access to qualification courses
  • Appraisals
  • Access to funding for external courses/conferences
  • Informal training and mentoring
  • Informal management coaching.

Get in touch

If you can’t find the answer to your question here, then call the recruitment team on 0117 312 5018 or use our contact form. We’ll be happy to help.

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We are on a mission to help our students achieve their goals. And we are always looking for fresh talent across a range of roles to join us in our mission.
Search vacancies