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With an annual turnover exceeding £40 million Colchester Institute is the largest vocational training provider of its kind in the area. Please see our vacancies below or click the specific link for Construction and Engineering vacancies. We look forward to hearing from you.


Teaching Opportunities

Support/Management Opportunities


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:


or by post to the Human Resources Team at the address shown on the Vacancy Information.

If you have submitted an application, it will be passed to the manager and if you have been shortlisted for interview you will be contacted within 2 weeks of the vacancy closing date.

If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for interview on this occasion. (Please note this does not apply to internal applicants).

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.

Disclosure and Barring Service Checks

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

For Colchester Institute policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders please click here

Further Information about Colchester Institute

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.

Staff Benefits

  • Annual Leave (40 days for lecturing staff plus bank holidays, 28 days plus bank holidays for other staff, 35 days plus bank holidays for academic management staff)
  • Funding support if college budget allows (repaid if leave within 2 years) for approved professional qualifications – for teaching staff this will include Certificate in Education/Post Graduate Certificate in Education, this can equate to £4k-£5k support
  • Pensions – two Defined Benefit Schemes
    • Teachers Pension Scheme for lecturing / academic management staff
    • Local Government Pension Scheme for all other staff
  • Occupational Health service
  • Discounted travel on trains and buses as part of Travel to Work scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Hair and Beauty facilities onsite
    • Staff Development / In House Training Programmes
    • Staff Association
  • Trips to the theatre
  • Trips to London including Winter Wonderland
  • On site food and drink facilities, at Colchester:
    • CHEFS – rated number 1 on Trip Advisor in Colchester
    • Starbucks
    • 55 Degrees Coffee Shop
  • Gymnasium
  • Discounted courses for staff
    • 50% off tuition fess that are ‘co-funded’
    • 10% off all ‘Full Cost’ courses
  • Discounted eye test & lenses for VDU users
  • Students cards for all staff members
    • Matalan
    • River Island
    • Topman
    • Pizza Express
    • Prezzo
    • Burtons
  • Discounts at a number of regional/local suppliers of goods and services – e.g. Kent Blaxhill,
  • MOT and Car Repair Services onsite
  • Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme offers cover for the employee and their immediate family members who reside at the same address, including children in full time education. The Service provides access to:
    • Stress Helpline
    • Structured telephone counselling
    • Referral to face to face counselling
    • Referral to serious illness and accident support
    • Tax advice
    • Legal advice (the EAP will not provide employment law advice)
    • Eldercare
    • Childcare
    • Medical information