Benefits

Whatever level you’re at or whatever role you’re in, you’ll be supported by a hard-working and committed team who want you to excel in our successful college. Above all, we’ll always make sure your hard work is valued and recognised.

Holidays

We offer generous holiday entitlements:
- Lecturing staff - 40 days
- Business support staff - 28 days, rising to 33 days after 5 years' service.
- Academic management staff - 35 days

Plus 8 bank holidays and 3 days Christmas shut down.

Enhanced Pension Schemes

Membership of a Defined Benefit Pension Scheme, either the Local Government Pension Scheme or the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, both with significant employer contributions of between 20% - 24%.’ In addition, protection for your loved ones with both generous life cover and survivor pension.

Enhanced Terms & Conditions

We have a range of employment policies which offer enhancements to statutory entitlements including family friendly policies, special leave, maternity, and sickness.

Learning and Development

You can be assured of the continuation of your development at CI as well as the quality of our development benefits and learning and intervention programmes, these include:
  • • Professional qualification funding
  • • Tuition reimbursement options
  • • Leadership & Management
  • • Industry specific workshops and conferences
  • • Digital & ED-tech skills programmes
  • • MOOC Memberships
  • • E-Learning content
  • • Development days
  • • Coaching & Mentoring Partnership
  • • Apprenticeships (Inc Degree)

Well-being Programme

CI's Well-being Programme offers a range of products, and initiatives that focus on the general well-being of all our people, as well as support offerings for some individual needs or additional support in times of crisis. CI’s overarching Well-being Strategy encourages an enabled approach and options that include:
  • • Well-being Library (including apps)
  • • Well-being awareness and development sessions (digital and F2F)
  • • Well-being Forum
  • • 24/7 Counselling Service
  • • Occupational Health Service
  • • Premium Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • • Participation in Well-being week/day
  • • Social events calendar
  • • Well-being partnership events
  • • Access to mental health first aiders

Saving Centre

Available via Spectrum, our provider of employee support services, this provides discounts and other financial savings to staff on items such as cinema tickets, utility bills and from many other major retailers.

Additional onsite facilities

We have a wide range of onsite facilities available to staff, including a discounted Gym, Food and Drink outlets - Costa and Starbucks, an MOT centre, an award-winning training restaurant, and Hair, Beauty and holistic therapies provided by our students and available at discounted rates.

Disability Confident Committed

We are positive about employing staff with disabilities. We have inclusive recruitment and employment practices in place to support applicants with disabilities.

Flexible working options

A range of flexible working options are available dependent upon the role, from day one. Ranging from hybrid working to job shares.

Employee Assistance Programme

A 24/7 service available to employees and their immediate families providing free and confidential advice and support for personal issues including face to face or telephone counselling.

Colchester Institute Course Discounts

35% discount off a number of our courses including Higher Education courses, and a 10% discount on other courses.

Discounted PC software

Staff can access Microsoft 365 free of charge.

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