Nelson and Colne College is a truly special place to work. We are under no illusions that the success of the College is a result of the commitment and dedication of our staff; as a result we strive to support all our staff and create a community in which everyone feels valued for the contribution they make.
Read about the experiences of some of our staff below and also see more details of the benefits we provide.
"I have been a teacher at Nelson and Colne College for over five years. From my first day at College I received excellent support and guidance from my mentor and I always felt reassured that I could seek advice from my colleagues."Debra Pilkington
"I teach Engineering at the College and have worked here for six years... one thing stands out for me and that's the difference I can make to each student's confidence, aspirations and achievements. I am really proud to champion the role of women in Engineering through my teaching and I am involved with the national "Women in Engineering" initiative which is aimed at attracting females into Engineering as a career."Brenda Rowan
"Nelson and Colne College staff share a common interest in encouraging high aspirations and I enjoy being part of a team who work together to do their best for students. The laboratory facilities at Nelson and Colne College are also excellent and we are brilliantly supported by an excellent team of science technicians."
We offer competitive pay, often exceeding the sector average, and aim to provide opportunities for pay progression.
All staff may join one of the College's occupational pension schemes. Teachers join the Teachers' Pension Scheme and Support Staff the Local Government Pension Scheme. Both schemes provide access to high quality pension benefits.
Staff receive a generous package of annual leave.
Staff development needs are supported by a number of development and training opportunities during the College year. There are a wide range of scheduled training and team development sessions.
An enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption package is available which is well above the statutory minimum.
Staff who comply with the correct procedures, receive a generous sick pay entitlement.
Staff have the opportunity to claim vouchers for the payment of childcare tax free.
Staff are supported in their retirement plans through an external course. Available for staff within 3 years of retirement.
Staff can receive discounts on hair, beauty and holistic therapy treatments.
Staff can enjoy a fantastic food at a reasonable price provided by our Catering students in our outstanding Restaurant and Bistro.
We are committed to maintaining a healthy workforce and protecting the health, safety and welfare of staff. As well as providing health checks, eye tests and occupational health support, we run an Annual Health and Wellbeing Day and ensure staff have access to a wide range of fitness activities during term time (including use of our gym, zumba, yoga, badminton and much more).
Staff and students are involved in our Equality and Diversity groups that meet on a regular basis to ensure that Equality and Diversity remains at the heart of everything we do.
Situated just off Junction 13 of the M65, Nelson and Colne College sits at the gateway to the picturesque village of Barrowford, in the shadow of iconic Pendle Hill. With beautiful countryside, Michelin starred restaurants and designer boutiques – East Lancashire really is a great place to live and work.
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