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South Cheshire College has been recognised as an Investor in People since 1996 and in January 2015 it was recognised with the Investor in People Gold award. South Cheshire College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

The Employment Service confirmed that South Cheshire College is committed to employing people with disabilities and this award guarantees that the College will consult relevant employees with regard to their development. Recently reviewed and confirmed in February 2015.

Generous annual leave entitlement (35 days plus 8 bank holidays and 3 additional Christmas closure days (pro rata for part time staff).
Eligibility to join excellent pension schemes; Local Government Pension Scheme or the Teacher’s Pensions Scheme.
Flexible working schemes including Part time / Part year working.
Generous sickness, maternity, adoption and paternity leave schemes.
Attractive salaries with annual reviews.
Discounted gym membership in our modern well equipped facility with free induction and individual fitness programmes available.
Childcare provision on site and the option to take advantage of the salary sacrifice.
Childcare Voucher Scheme.
Quiet and private Multi faith facilities.
Excellent location; convenient access and travel links with free on site parking.
Outstanding dining opportunities at a range of retail outlets including The Academy training restaurant.
Excellent staff development/CPD opportunities.
Excellent IT facilities and wifi across the campus.

Committed to the health and welfare of our staff, we offer a range of services and benefits including:

Reduced corporate rates on the Universities & Colleges Dental Plan and Westfield Health.
On site occupational health appointments for advice and support.
In house confidential counselling service.
Two free holistic/beauty therapy treatment sessions per year in our excellent salons and Spa facility.
On site fitness centre with discounted membership, free induction and individual fitness programmes.
Work/life balance – flexible working schemes.
Vouchers towards sight tests and also for spectacles if for VDU use.
A range of sporting/recreational opportunities including our new purpose built Climbing Wall.

Our qualified counsellors offer one-to-one, confidential counselling to all staff and students on any personal concerns or difficulties. Both counsellors are members of the BACP and abide by their Code of Ethics and Practice.

Starting Point

Our child care centre, situated in its own premises on the College grounds, offers quality childcare. Starting Point has just undergone a scheme of outdoor enrichment including the introduction of a ‘mud kitchen’ and Pirate Ship. Children of students and staff of the College and of the general public are all welcome. We provide a warm, secure and happy environment to encourage all aspects of the children’s development in line with the Early Years Foundation Scheme. Staff can also join the College’s child care voucher scheme through Computershare Voucher. Services please visit www.computersharevoucherservices.com/Pages/home.aspx. This is a salary sacrifice scheme and therefore there are tax savings.

The Fitness Academy

We have a well established and successful Fitness Academy at South Cheshire College. The Fitness Academy offers a supervised fitness centre with up date machines and a range of free weights. The friendly qualified staff can provide individual fitness programmes designed to suit your needs. The Fitness Centre also offers full induction programmes and health checks with qualified staff. They also have a climbing wall available for staff or the community to use.

Elements Salon

South Cheshire College staff are eligible to claim two free treatments per year in the College’s excellent hair and beauty salons. Elements Salons incorporates the hair, beauty and holistic therapy training salons at South Cheshire College. The custom built Spa training facility offers a chance for staff and clients to relax and forget about the world in a serene environment. Some of the treatments on offer are Hot Stones, Eyebrow shaping, Facials, a full range of hair treatments and many more. Clients can enjoy a wide range of competitively priced treatments in the hairdressing salons, the two beauty salons and nail clinic. Top of the range hair and beauty products used in the salons are also available for purchase in the comfortable reception area.

Centre Stage

Centre Stage hosts professional touring productions, curriculum shows, community shows,conferences and exhibitions. The venue is further enhanced by the excellent facilities on site at South Cheshire College, which include a fully licensed bar, large restaurant, 100 seat cafeteria, two function rooms and a number of ‘break out’ spaces.
The venue offers fantastic value for money for external hirers and has become very popular with local dance companies, drama groups, choirs and bands who enjoy the wide of facilities on offer for their performances.

The Shop

The College shop is well stocked with a wide range of books, stationery, confectionary and equipment.

The Library

Spread over 3 floors, the library offers a range of resources for staff and students alike.

Print Shop

The print shop is easily accessible and offers various reprographic services to staff and students.

The new £75 million educational facility was officially opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex KG
GCVO in April 2013.

The College was completely rebuilt on its Dane Bank site to provide a vibrant first-class education facility at the heart of the community.

Curriculum areas are grouped together in clusters and connected by vibrant social spaces and a blend of indoor and outdoor zones in an attractive setting. There is a central student heart, with outlets and facilities and areas to showcase student work.

Incorporated into the plans were many state of the art facilities and training areas – including dance and media workshops, a fully functioning theatre with staging and raised seating, an all weather sports pitch with outdoor spot lighting, large sports hall and gymnasium in addition to outstanding training kitchens plus much more.

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