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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 the Construction and Engineering Curriculum Area Job 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:
All jobs at Colchester Institute require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, therefore you will also need to complete a Disclosure of Criminal Convictions form which can be downloaded from the following links:


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.

Safeguarding and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks

All jobs at Colchester Institute are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore all applicants are required to disclose all criminal convictions and the College will need to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.  All staff new to the College are required to pay for their DBS unless they have registration to the DBS Update Service that is checked satisfactorily by the College. A Barred List check will also be conducted for roles deemed to be in Regulated Activity.

All applicants 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

Latest Vacancies

We have vacancies available in a variety of industries including: Dental Nursing, Engineering, Maintenance Operations, Childcare, Creative and Digital Media, Business and Administration, IT, and Health and Social Care.

Contact us on (01206) 712412 or email to find out more and get your career off to a flying start.


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 of end of study) 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
  • Workplace Options – offering advice, counselling, savings centre and more.
  • Discounted travel on trains and buses as part of Travel to Work scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Discount at various nurseries in the local area
  • Hair and Beauty facilities onsite
  • Discounted Dermologica products available at the Beauty Reception
  • Discounted personal printing with our in-house reprographics
  • Staff Development / In House Training Programmes
  • Staff Association organising discounted trips and discounted tickets to:
  • Trips to the theatre
  • Trips to London including Winter Wonderland
  • Day trip to Bruges
  • On site food and drink facilities, at Colchester:
    • CHEFS (Certificate of Excellence on Trip Advisor )
    • Starbucks
    • 55 Degrees Coffee Shop
  • On-site Gymnasium
  • Discounted course fees for staff
    • 35% off tuition fees that are ‘co-funded’
    • 10% off ‘Full Cost’ courses
    • 10% offMindfulness Courses*
  • Discounted eye test & lenses for VDU users
  • Corporate discount at local gyms
  • Discounts software – Adobe and Microsoft
  • Onsite MOT & Servicing available
  • The Book People
  • Staff discount available at Kent Blaxill
  • Discount at the Batte Lay Tea Room located at the Minories, Colchester
  • National Union of Students card can be purchased by all staff members giving discounts to retailers such as:
    • Topshop/Topman
    • Pizza Express
    • Zizzi
    • Odeon, Cineworld and Vue

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