Hills Road is a friendly and caring College committed to offering the best opportunities possible for its students. The continued success of the College is due to the commitment of our experienced and knowledgeable staff, which currently number around 250 employed in a wide range of teaching and support roles. The College has excellent facilities with permanent specialist accommodation in which all lessons are taught. It is an exciting and rewarding place in which to work and many visitors to the college comment on its purposeful and happy atmosphere.
We have a range of full-time and part-time employment opportunities, both term-time only and full year. Staff enjoy the benefits of working in a well-maintained and resourced environment with good terms and conditions of employment.
Staff are able to join either the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, if they are teaching staff, or the Local Government Pension Scheme, if they are support staff. Both of these are final salary schemes which include pension provision, life insurance and death in service benefits.
We are committed to the continuous professional and personal development of our staff and have received Investor In People status, a nationally recognised award that validates the quality and commitment that the college places on staff development.
There are excellent sporting facilities at Hills Road Sports and Tennis Centre which staff are entitled to use free of charge on weekdays between 7.00am and 6.00pm.
20% discount is available on all Adult Education course fees which range from short one-day recreational Saturday schools to year long certificated courses in academic subjects.
Free car parking is available on the College site, although a restriction on the number of spaces means that unfortunately we are unable to guarantee a parking space. There are very good public transport links to the College and a dedicated secure store for those choosing to travel to work by bicycle. As an employee of the College you may be eligible to join the Cycle scheme which allows you to purchase a tax free bicycle on a salary sacrifice scheme.
We provide benefits in excess of the statutory minimum for maternity, paternity and family leave and offer generous benefits during sickness absence linked to the length of service.
Staff are employed in a number of subject specific teaching posts and are supported by staff with expertise in various areas. The types of post that we advertise include: Teaching staff:
- Head of Department
- Head of Subject
- Subject Teacher
- Adult Education Tutor
- Administration and Finance staff
- Subject specific technicians
- Estates staff
- Student Services staff
- Sports and Tennis Centre Administration and Instructors
Teaching and Support staff are employed on nationally agreed terms and conditions. Salary scales are reviewed annually on September 1st and are similar to those offered in the maintained schools sector and local government.
Teaching staff can benefit from the nationally agreed performance framework for Professional Standards Payments into which the maintained schools’ ‘threshold’ is transferable.
For new entrants to the teaching profession ‘Golden Hello’ payments of up to £5,000 and repayment of student loan may be available in certain designated shortage subject areas that we currently provide: Maths, Science, Information and Communication Technology, English, Media Studies and Performing Arts, Design and Technology, Essential Skills (Literacy, Communication, ESOL) Business Administration.