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Whether you are looking to start or progress your career in Further Education or Higher Education, we can provide you with a vibrant and supportive environment in which to achieve your career goals. 

BCA is the pre-eminent provider of further education and professional training in Maidenhead and the surrounding area. We provide a wide range of vocational further education courses as well as higher education courses.

Set in 400-acres of stunning registered parkland, BCA is an inclusive and successful College where students develop excellent practical and employment skills. We have a strong culture of continuous improvement; this is evident across the College, where students thrive and are challenged to achieve their full potential. At BCA, students can expect an outstanding level of commitment and support from tutors and staff.

BCA employs approximately 380 staff in teaching and learning, student support and business support roles, all of whom are based on-site at our stunning leafy campus in Burchetts Green, near Maidenhead.

Your development

At BCA we are committed to help our colleagues develop new skills and achieve their career goals. We are extremely proud to sit within the upper quartile of Association of Colleges (AoC) in terms of spend on workforce development.

As a College, we are passionate about our people and are continually looking for ways to improve the working lives of our staff to make BCA an exceptional place to be for both staff and students. We have regular career chats with our colleagues to discuss development opportunities and are keen to help you develop your skills, knowledge and expand your future opportunities.

BCA is an exciting and vibrant college, which is committed to your learning, training and development. We have high expectations of our students; and provide our colleagues with excellent support to enable them to achieve their career goals. If you decide to join us, we will help you grow and develop your skills to be the best you can be.

BCA is proud to be part of The Windsor Forest College Group. The College currently has students from more than 100 nations, with the youngest aged 14 and the oldest aged 90. 

The Windsor Forest Colleges Group was formed in 2017 as a result of a merger between East Berkshire College and Strode’s College in Egham, and later in 2022 a merger with BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture). Together we have over 300 years of experience and the group provides over 900 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship courses in various subjects, from entry level through to Higher Education.

Click here to see more information about The Windsor Forest College Group


  • Generous annual leave entitlement: 35 days per annum for lecturing staff and 24 days per annum for support staff, all in addition to the statutory Bank Holidays and a Christmas College closure period.
  • Generous pension schemes: Teachers’ Pension and LGPS career average pension schemes.
  • Work-life balance support: We understand that situations arise where employees need time away from work which may include bereavement, emergency time off for dependent care or time off for public duties. We offer enhanced maternity leave, paternity leave and adoption leave pay and promote shared parental leave opportunities. We also offer various term-time only opportunities across the College to support work-life balance.
  • Learning & development opportunities: We are proud to sit within the upper quartile of AoC Colleges in terms of spend on workforce development.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP): From day one, employees and their dependents are provided with free access to our EAP online hub, 24-hour telephone and free dedicated counselling service if required.
  • Health & wellbeing agenda: Healthy people, healthy organisation. We offer free use of the College gym, free flu vaccinations, regular wellbeing days and other fun in-house activities such as weekly yoga classes, a badminton club and lunchtime walking group, to help keep our employees active and feeling great.
  • Reward & recognition: We believe employees should be recognised for their hard work and contribution to the College’s growth and success. Our colleague-led reward and recognition scheme helps us deliver on this belief. The BCA ‘Staff Stars’ programme allows employees to nominate colleagues that they believe have done a great job to be recognised and receive an award at our termly staff briefings.
  • Long Service and Life Events Programme: We believe employers should be recognised at the important milestones in their life. Our comprehensive programme includes enhances maternity, paternity and adoption pay schemes; additional days annual leave for graduations, moving house and weddings and additional leave for long service milestones, amongst many other benefits.
  • Fully stocked staff lounge: We provide free tea, coffee and hot chocolate for all in our staff lounge.
  • Corporate discounts: We’ve teamed up with a variety of local businesses to provide colleagues with some fantastic health and wellbeing discounts.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free eye care voucher scheme (Specsavers)
  • Access to a discounted personal health plan (AXA)
  • Free on-site parking
  • On-site dog kennels (spaces are not guaranteed)

We welcome speculative applications

Are you interested in working at BCA but don’t see a current vacancy that matches your skill set?

We are always interested to hear from talented people who share the College’s vision and values. If you’re thinking about a career move or looking to develop your career in the future, please email a copy of your current CV along with a covering letter listing the kind of opportunities you would be interested to

We are keen to receive speculative applications from people who:

  • want to make a real difference to the learner experience
  • want to work for an organisation that respects every individual’s contribution
  • enjoy working in a cohesive and collaborative environment
  • are looking for a good work/life balance
  • enjoy working in an environment where no two days are the same

We’ll keep your CV on file for six months and come back to you regarding any future opportunities that may be of interest to you.

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