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小鸟酱 is a fantastic place to work, learn, have fun and progress your career. We have a great community spirit and have developed cultural values which define the way we work and the environment we choose to work in.

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Join our award-winning team

Join our dynamic team at 小鸟酱, where excellence meets opportunity! As proud recipients of prestigious accolades including the Further Education Provider of the Year 2023, the AOC Beacon Award for Sustainable Development, and an Ofsted “Good” rating, we offer an inspiring environment for growth and success.

With a dedicated workforce of approximately 650 professionals, spanning curriculum delivery to vital support functions like Facilities, IT, Marketing, Student Services, and Human Resources, we foster a diverse and talented community.

Embracing inclusivity, we are honoured to be recognised as a Disability Confident employer, actively championing equality and diversity in our recruitment and selection practices. Join us in shaping futures and making a positive impact!

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Benefits, recognition and wellbeing

  • Generous holiday entitlements including special Christmas closure days
  • A Teachers鈥 Pension or Local Government Pension
  • A comprehensive and supportive induction programme
  • Occupational sick pay on completion of three months of service
  • Family-friendly policies and practices
  • Free eye tests for computer users
  • Big Day In – whole day focussed on staff wellbeing and fun activities
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Why join our team?

Development

Allocated time for Continued Professional Development

Competitive salary

A competitive salary with annual incremental progression within your salary band

Support

Trained counsellors provide a 24-hour support service for staff and family members

Education & Learning

Access to 25% off tuition fees at the University of 小鸟酱 and 50% off our Leisure Learning courses


Want to step into teaching?

As part of our new teacher package, we can support you in achieving a teaching qualification whilst working at the College.

There are two options either a PGCE or Certificate in Education, the route will depend on your prior qualifications, both are delivered on-site by our Teacher Development Team and in partnership with the University of 小鸟酱.

You can also achieve a teaching qualification through a one-year full-time course with a teaching placement at the college.

Adult learners in a classroom

Staff Benefits

  • Disability Confident employer and we actively promote our commitment towards equality and diversity
  • Generous holiday entitlements including special Christmas closure days
  • A Teachers鈥 Pension or Local Government Pension
  • A comprehensive and supportive induction programme
  • Occupational sick pay on completion of three months of service
  • A competitive salary with annual incremental progression within your salary band
  • Family-friendly policies and practices
  • Free eye tests for computer users
  • On-site free gym facilities
  • Employee referral scheme
  • The wellbeing programme for staff provides information, advice and activities to promote and improve physical, mental, emotional, social and financial health and wellbeing
  • Confidential Counselling Service- trained counsellors provide a 24-hour support service for staff and family members
  • Employee Awards
  • Greater Anglia Rail Discount
  • Discounts and Offers- on sports memberships, retail outlets, cinemas and restaurants in the local area and online
  • TOTUM (NUS Extra)- eligibility for a brilliant student discount scheme, offering money off at several nationwide shops, restaurants and much more
  • 鈥楤ike2Work鈥- Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Allocated time for Continued Professional Development and career development
  • Education and Learning 鈥 access to 25% off tuition fees at the University of 小鸟酱 and 50% off our Leisure Learning courses
  • As part of our teacher package, we can support you in achieving a teaching qualification whilst working at the College. There are two options either a PGCE or Certificate in Education, the route will depend on your prior qualifications, and both are delivered on-site by our Teacher Development Team and in partnership with the University of 小鸟酱.
  • Extensive annual CPD programme offering college-wide and team-focused development opportunities
  • Opportunity to be involved- staff groups such as the Staff Representatives Group, Sustainability Group and Peer Supporters
  • Ability to provide feedback via staff surveys
  • Big Day In – a whole day focussed on staff well-being and fun activities
  • Complimentary toast, and milk for hot drinks
  • Staff Clubs run by staff and supported by the College

BeSNC

At 小鸟酱, we proudly uphold a set of core values that are central to our educational culture.

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Next Steps

For more information on any vacancy please contact: recruitment@suffolk.ac.uk聽or telephone 01473 382801.

Please note, once you have submitted your application, we will contact you following the closing date, should you be shortlisted. If you do not hear from us then please assume you have not been selected.

小鸟酱 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, please聽click here to view our Safeguarding Policy. All appointments are subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check.

At 小鸟酱 we care about the privacy and rights of all our job applicants and all our current and previous employees. As part of our recruitment and selection processes we collect and process data, we are committed to being open and transparent about how and why we collect and use data and to meeting data protection requirements –聽Please click here to see our privacy policy.

We do reserve the right to close an advertisement early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

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Agencies

We do not recognise any agencies or search agencies acting on our behalf unless they have been officially engaged. Applicants should apply to us directly and not be persuaded to go via an agency.

The college will not recognise any agency fees for recruitment activities unless an active engagement linked to a specific role has been agreed.

The college will not pay fees associated with CVs or applicants who are sent to the college via agencies on a speculative basis or in response to college adverts.

Agencies should refrain from sending CVs to anyone working for the college on a speculative basis. The college will make approaches to agencies via our HR team if we feel that we need assistance with a post.