With an annual turnover exceeding £40 million Colchester Institute is the largest General Further Education provider of its kind in the area delivering a wide range of full and part-time vocationally orientated programmes, to both Further Education and Higher Education learners. Please select from the following job types below. If you are interested in an apprenticeship, please see our apprenticeships page for current vacancies and more information. And please note we will always want to hear from you if you are interested in supporting Engineering and Maths teaching provision – do get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Hourly Paid Teacher in Travel and TourismReference Code: 14-137
- 0.6 Senior Finance Assistant – Management AccountsReference Code: 15-001Closing Date: 20 Sep 2015
- GAP Adviser for Employability and ProgressionReference Code: 14-196RClosing Date: 9 Sep 2015
- Higher Education Student Engagement OfficerReference Code: 14-213Closing Date: 3 Sep 2015
- HR Co-ordinator: Pay & PensionsReference Code: 14-215Closing Date: 18 Sep 2015
We are always pleased to hear from people who have good vocational qualifications and experience in industry, who may be considering part time flexible teaching in Further or Higher education. A teaching qualification can be gained in post. Please email your enquiries and applications to email@example.com.
Colchester Institute is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Colchester Institute actively promotes Equality & Diversity and seeks applications from all sections of society and under-represented groups. Above is a list of the current vacancies we have on offer. If you wish to apply for one of these vacancies please go to our section on how to apply.
We suggest that you take time to read through our Information Section before submitting your application.Please complete our Standard Application Form which can be downloaded from the following link:
Alternatively you can send your CV with a covering letter. In this case you will also need to complete our Equal Opportunities monitoring form which can be downloaded from the following link:
If the Vacancy Information indicates that the post requires a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check you will also need to complete a disclosure of criminal convictions form which can be downloaded from the following link:
PLEASE SEND APPLICATIONS BY EMAIL TO: JOBLINE@COLCHESTER.AC.UK
or by post to the Human Resources Team at the address shown on the Vacancy Information.
Colchester Institute is committed to supporting the employment of people with disabilities. If you would like us to provide information in a different format or you wish to apply in different format please contact us on (01206) 712080. Please also contact us if you would like to discuss any adjustments you would need to support you in a selection process or to carry out the job.
Jobs which involve working with children or vulnerable adults are listed in the Exceptions order to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. This applies to many of the roles within the College and means that a person applying for such a role is required to disclose all criminal convictions and that the College will also need to obtain a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check for the individual.
If the role which you are interested in applying for has this requirement the following information will be shown on the Vacancy Information:
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. You must therefore disclose all spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings. If you are offered the post we will need to obtain a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring check for you.
If this is the case you will need to complete the Disclosure of Criminal Convictions form available in the How to Apply section above and forward it to the Human Resources team along with your application. Please note that a criminal offence includes all convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings.
Disclosure of a criminal offence does not necessarily mean that you will not be considered for the role; a person’s suitability will be looked at in the light of all the information available. Things which will be considered include the seriousness of the offence and its relevance to the safety of students, other employers, customers, clients, and property, the length of time since the offence occurred, the circumstances of the case and whether the offence was a one off or part of a history of offending. One of the main considerations will be whether the offence is one which would make the person unsuitable to work in a capacity which provides the opportunity for access to young people or vulnerable adults. To help reach this decision you may be asked questions at the interview.
Any information you provide will be treated as strictly confidential and be considered only in relation to the specific role you have applied for.
If you are not short-listed or are unsuccessful at interview any information you have provided will be confidentially destroyed.
If you are offered the post the information will be retained securely by the Human Resources team until a DBS check is received and the information checked against it. If this check is satisfactory the information will be confidentially destroyed.
Under the terms of its registration with the DBS the College is bound by the Code of Practice which gives guidance on all related issues including equality of opportunity and data protection. Further information can be obtained on the DBS website at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/
Colchester Institute has a clear dedication to meeting employer needs through the development of bespoke industry training centres, with more than 800 apprentices in learning at any one time. We have a network of delivery locations and some of the best facilities in the Country for hospitality, motor vehicle, engineering, construction, and performing arts.
With approximately 1,200 staff the College is one of the largest employers in the area. There are approximately 600 academic/teaching staff and 600 business support staff.
Over 12,000 students are enrolled each year, with approximately 5500 on full-time courses. The majority of students are local but many are attracted from further afield, including overseas.
Further education courses account for approximately 80% of the provision of the College. A range of well-established degree and higher education courses are also available, including new courses at foundation degree level, making up 20% of our provision.
Responding to a range of Government initiatives the College has also been successful in introducing a variety of short programmes to meet specific local and national skills shortages. An expanding range of short courses, tailored to meet the needs of the business community, are also provided by the Professional Training Centre.
The main campus is situated on the edge of Colchester town within easy walking distance of the town centre and mainline railway station. It is a large, open campus consisting of purpose-built accommodation including an extensive range of specialist facilities to support our educational programmes, such as two large halls with stages, drama studio, gymnasium and access to nearby sports fields.
Two large construction and engineering wings were opened in 2009. In addition there are facilities open to the public including first-class training restaurants and hairdressing and beauty therapy salons. The Colchester School of Art took residency of the historic Minories building in Colchester town centre in May 2008. This historic building is well known locally as being associated with the arts community and this acts as the perfect backdrop to host exhibitions supporting Art and Design Postgraduate studies.
Colchester Institute is keen to meet the more localised needs of its customers and ‘to take learning to the learners’. To support this aim the College merged with Braintree College in January 2010. The College at Braintree offers a variety of vocationally based Further Education courses and qualifications in areas such as art and design, beauty therapy, business, computer studies, construction, health & childcare, media, motorcycle and motor vehicle mechanics, music technology, performing arts, sports and recreation and travel and tourism.
The College at Clacton operates from two sites in Clacton. Responding to the needs of the local community, the main focus of provision at these sites is on vocational training, such as administration and IT, hairdressing, beauty therapy and construction. The Learning Shops based at Dovercourt, Witham and Colchester provide additional town centre locations for English, Maths, IT and Computer training.
In 2013, the College opened The Energy Skills Centre at Harwich to support skills development in this growing industry. This centre complements the employer focused activity taking place at The Engineering Training Centre at Colchester, which was originally opened to support the aviation industry and is now heavily involved in skills delivery for the supporting employers in railway engineering.
You can find details of all of our locations on our website. There is also a promotional video for Colchester Institute that you may wish to see. And for more information about our vision, mission and strategy, plus to see our Annual Report, please see our governance pages.