- Lecturing staff – 40 days plus bank holidays and 3 days for Christmas shut down.
- Business support staff – 28 days plus bank holidays and 3 days for Christmas shut
down, rising to 33 days plus bank holidays after 5 years’ service.
- Academic management staff – 35 days plus bank holidays and 3 days for Christmas shut
Membership of a Defined Benefit Pension Scheme, either the Local Government Pension
Scheme or the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, both with significant employer contributions and
both with life cover and survivor pension.
Will be paid in accordance with the appropriate salary band where annual increments may
be payable in addition to an annual pay award until the maximum of the banking is
Reimbursement of the cost of travel expenses in line with expenses policy to the
exclusion of travel expenses between home and normal work location.
An organisational commitment to staff development, with an in-house Training &
Development department responsible for arranging on-site training as well as booking
external conferences and events.
Discounted travel on local and regional bus and rail networks, with the Colchester
campus being close to the mainline Colchester station on the London to Norwich intercity
rail service and with access to a number of local rail lines.
Cycle to work scheme
Salaried employees can purchase a new bike and accessories and make savings on income
tax and National Insurance. These savings can be equivalent of up to 40% of the retail
price of the bike and equipment.
Discounted onsite hair and beauty facilities
Our onsite salons offer a wide range of hair, beauty and holistic services at very
competitive prices. Treatments are carried out by students under the full guidance of
experienced lecturers. Employees are entitled to a 15% discount.
Technology and fitness facilities
At our Colchester campus staff can join our state of the art Technogym with good value
membership at only £10 per month by salary deduction. There is also the use of a sports
hall available with staff using this for basketball and badminton.
On Site Food & Drink facilities
Colchester Campus has a takeaway food service operated by the Centre for Hospitality &
Food students. Here you can taste foods prepared freshly by students at low prices. Also
on site at Colchester Campus are the Balkerne and Colne Restaurants where you can enjoy
a full dining experience at incredibly low prices
MOT and Servicing
All work will be carried out by a fully qualified and experienced mechanic assisted by
students. This provides students with a ‘real world’ garage experience to help them
flourish upon completion of their qualification. In addition, all this will be conducted
in the fully accredited industry-standard workshops run by the college.
Run by staff on a voluntary basis. All employees joining automatically become members of
the Staff Association. The aim of the Staff Association is to organise as many varied
social events throughout the year to include all staff members and their close families.
Recent events include a family Easter Egg Hunt and Christmas Grotto, trips to the Races,
Christmas Shopping and the Pantomime.
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. The programme also allows access to a Savings Centre where savings of up to
50% can be made with a large number of retailers.
A range of activities under our wellbeing programme including Wellbeing Days where a
range of sporting, health and social activities take place for staff.
Contribution to eye tests and glasses if required for VDU users via our corporate
partner, Vision Express; employees receive a free eye test and if glasses are required,
a contribution of £45 towards these is covered.
Colchester Institute Course Discounts
35% discount off a number of courses including Higher Education courses, and a 10%
discount off other courses, further details can be provided.
Discounted reprographic printing and PC software
Employees have access to reprographic printing and as an Education provider, staff can
purchase PC software for home use such as Microsoft products at heavily discounted
Purchase of TOTUM card
Employees can purchase a TOTUM card, which then allows for a range of savings including
those from a wide range of retailers/services e.g. Amazon online, Topshop/Topman,
Pizza Express, Zizzi and Odeon.