View Vacancies at Brooklands College – Ashford Campus Welcome to Brooklands College a Further Education college based on two campuses, one in leafy Weybridge and the other in Ashford, close to Heathrow Airport. We are proud to be one of Surrey’s largest providers of vocational training and further and Higher Education.
Our course offering is diverse and our teaching excels, with students travelling long distances to benefit from the Brooklands College experience. The support we provide for our students is also second to none and well recognised as one of our key drivers for success.
Welcome to Brooklands College a Further Education college based on two campuses, one in leafy Weybridge and the other in Ashford, close to Heathrow Airport. We are proud to be one of Surrey’s largest providers of vocational training and further and Higher Education. Our course offering is diverse and our teaching excels, with students travelling long distances to benefit from the Brooklands College experience. The support we provide for our students is also second to none and well recognised as one of our key drivers for success.
We have been building on the college’s established expertise and developing our provision to meet the constantly changing demands of the local, regional and national economies. The college has been awarded ‘Good’ by Ofsted following the college’s November 2017 inspection, stating that the College “continues to provide consistently good education and training for students and apprentices”, “provides a welcoming and safe environment for all students” and “creates an ambitious culture where staff and students are expected and are keen to do their best.” This is a great result for Brooklands College and testament to all the hard work and commitment of all our staff, governors and students.
We already have strong vocational programmes for full time students and most recently we have fast tracked our apprenticeship programme, with new pathways being developed to suit the needs of local and regional employers. Courses for adults include professional and Higher Education choices making it easy for people to study locally on a part-time basis saving them both time and money.
Exciting times lie ahead for Brooklands as our plan is to continue to develop the courses offered on both campuses. We have a forward looking programme with a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) across all curriculum provision from Sport to Healthcare. Much of this will take place in partnership with local and national employers. We have ambitious development programmes for both campuses which will see our campus facilities improve and the student experience widen.
Our students leave us with qualifications and skills that stand them in good stead for a place at University, a job or further professional or vocational studies to enhance their careers.
Our aim is to be ‘Outstanding Every Day’ in every aspect of our work. Whatever your aims, Brooklands College can help you achieve them.
The salary or salary scale each post is shown in the advertisement and/or the job description. Management and support staff are appointed to a “spot” salary, not subject to incremental progression. Lecturers are appointed to an incremental scale; the scale point on appointment depends on qualifications and experience. Salaries are paid monthly on the 28th day of each month and it is a condition of employment that the salary is paid into a bank or building society account.
All Staff can enjoy the following extra benefits on top of the advertised salary for the job:
Staff at the College automatically become members of the Teachers Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Schemes, depending on their role. Staff contributions are between 5 and 11% depending on the role and the salary. The College contributes 14.1% for Teachers and 17% for Support Staff salaries.
The holiday year for all staff is 1st August to 31st July.
The Leadership Team and Academic Heads of Department are entitled to 42 days annual leave of which 4 days must be reserved for the times when the College is closed.
Assistant Heads of Department and Full Time Lecturers are entitled to 42 days annual leave, of which 4 days must be reserved for times when the College is closed.
Business Support Managers are entitled to 35 days annual leave, of which 3 days must be reserved for the times when the College is closed.
Business Support Staff are entitled to 28 days annual leave, of which 3 days must be reserved for times when the College is closed.
Job-share and part-time staff are entitled to leave on a pro-rata basis.
Term-time-only staff are entitled to leave on a pro-rata basis. Salary and holiday pay are paid over 12 months but they may only take holiday during College vacations.
The College runs dedicated termly training and development days (“inset” days) for all Staff to take time out of the job for development. There is also a range of job-related on-line training and CPD opportunities available to all staff.
Occupational Health and Counselling
Staff have access to a confidential telephone and personal counselling service and Occupational Health facilities and support.
Family Friendly Benefits
Staff are offered maternity, adoption and paternity benefits including pay that is higher than statutory levels.
Childcare vouchers are a Government-approved, tax-efficient way of paying for childcare. If you join the scheme, you can exchange up to £243 a month of your gross salary for childcare vouchers. The part of your gross salary you exchange for childcare vouchers is tax-free and exempt from National Insurance contributions (NI). Because of this, you can make savings of up to £933 per parent, per year, based on a basic rate taxpayer.
You can use vouchers to pay for a wide variety of childcare for children up to the age of 16.
All registered childcare providers can accept childcare vouchers as a method of payment, including nurseries, nannies, au pairs, crèches, childminders, out of school clubs (such as Explore Learning), extra-curricular activities (such as music lessons), breakfast and after-school clubs, holiday clubs or schemes, activity holiday companies including Camp Beaumont, Kings Camps and Supercamps and qualifying childcare offered by schools.
Dine in style at Brooks Bar and Brasserie
Enjoy silver-service dining cooked and served by our students at the newly refurbished Brooks Bar and Brasserie at our Weybridge campus. For more information, visit www.brooklands.ac.uk/facilities/restaurant
Take-away hot food, cakes and pastries from our Bakery Shop
The Bakery Shop on our Weybridge campus is open every day from 12 noon to 1.30pm during term time and sells a range of competitively priced take-away hot meals including soup and pasta, as well as delicious cakes and pastries and bread. For more information, visit www.brooklands.ac.uk/facilities/bakery-shop
Reduced price hair and beauty treatments at Inspire
Treat yourself to a hair or beauty treatment at Inspire, our hair and beauty salons at our Weybridge and Ashford campuses. Staff can enjoy 25% off listed prices for all treatments, which include haircutting, facials, waxing and alternative therapies.
For more information, visit www.brooklands.ac.uk/facilities/hair-and-beauty-salon
Free access to our electronic library
All College staff have access, on and off campus, to our huge electronic library resource. The resource includes e-books (Dawsonera and ebrary), e-journals (InfoTrac and Periodicals Archive Online), encyclopaedias (Britannica and Gale Virtual Reference Library), media databases and subject specific resources including e-law Student, Hairdressing Training and Primal pictures. For more information visit library.brooklands.ac.uk/e-library and follow the instructions for your chosen resource.
Microsoft Home Use Programme
College staff are eligible to participate in Microsoft’s Software Assurance Home Use Program (HUP). This program enables you to get a licensed copy of the following Microsoft® Office applications: Windows Office Professional Plus 2016, Project Professional 2016, Visio Professional 2016 (compatible only with Windows 10, 8/8.1 & 7) or Office Home and Business 2016 for Mac (compatible with Mac OS X version 10.10 [Yosemite] or later) to install and use on your home computer.
MOOCS with Future Learn
MOOCS are massive online open courses, and there is a MOOC for just about everything imaginable. Everything to do with the courses happens online and you can study at a time to suit you. Courses are free, but there is an opportunity to purchase certificates on completion if you wish. For more information, visit www.futurelearn.com
The Adventure Ropes experience is an exciting and exhilarating facility at our Weybridge campus that combines high and low rope challenges and is completely inclusive of all ability levels. This outdoor adventure construction is a fun way to combine the use of physical and mental ability, and helps to develop and gain key skills such as leadership, teamwork, problem solving, communication and decision making in an enjoyable and fun context. It is available to all College staff and students and also for private hire – and is great for birthday parties and other social events. For more information, visit http://www.brooklands.ac.uk/facilities/high-ropes
A well-equipped gym is located at our Weybridge site. For an annual payment of £35, staff have access to the gym following a personal fitness assessment by our qualified staff. A weekly circuits training is run on a Monday evening which is open to all staff who wish to improve their fitness levels.
Bikes, computers and mobile telephones
We’re delighted to offer the opportunity to purchase bikes, computers and mobile phones via salary sacrifice. This means that deductions will be taken from your salary over the repayment period (12 months for bikes, 36 months for computers and 24 months for mobile phones). Monthly deductions are made before National Insurance contributions are deducted so you save money on National Insurance. You can also save on income tax too.
Staff can apply to purchase bikes, computers and mobile telephones provided they have passed their probationary period, and have a contract for a minimum of three months.
Everyone Benefits is a simple way to make great everyday savings on shopping, fashion and electronics to travel, leisure and days out with the kids. Everyone Benefits also includes Secret Sale, a selection of well-known brands at exceptional discount levels, often exceeding 50%! Offers change weekly, so please log on to see what’s available right now!
The cinema benefits deal gives you savings of up to 40% on cinema tickets for participating cinema chains, including Cineworld, Empire and Showcase. You can purchase up to five pairs of discounted cinema tickets per calendar month, with tickets being valid for a minimum of 6 months.
An annual award scheme, Brooklands Best, gives opportunities to recognise colleagues for awards in categories for Outstanding Individuals, Outstanding Teams, Unsung Hero, Service Improvement, Achievement or Innovation and Outstanding Line Manager. All staff are able to make nominations to the panel which is made up of members of senior management and staff governors. Winners are announced and presented with their awards at the annual end of year party.