Benefits of working at Chelmsford College

Why work for us? We offer our staff the following:

Work Benefits

  • Generous annual leave entitlement - 50 days for academic staff
  • Special Leave provisions
  • Work From Home:
    • Academic: 20 days per year
    • Business Support: Agreed with line manager
  • Recognised trade unions
  • Positive about disabled staff employees
  • Cafes and restaurants: our sites include coffee shops, refectories and a commercial restaurant
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Excellent access to the College by public transport
  • Staff Recognition Awards
  • Long Service Awards
  • Free car parking on both sites
  • Opportunities for business support staff to buy additional annual leave
  • Subsidised Cafes and restaurants: our sites include coffee shops, refectories and a commercial restaurant.
  • Monthly staff voice meetings

Health Benefits

  • Mindful employer
  • Free use of on-site gym
  • Free annual eye tests for eligible staff
  • AOC Mental Health Charter
  • Access to 24-hour confidential advice and helpline
  • Occupational health support
  • Annual Wellfest
  • Annual Health & Wellbeing week
  • Extensive programme of wellbeing activities

Financial Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Free teacher training
  • Pension schemes with the LGPS and with the Teachers Pension Scheme. Employer contribution rate of 21.1% and 23.6% respectively.
  • Staff discounts with local retailers
  • Staff discount at the on-site nursery
  • Discounts on hair appointments/treatments in our on-site hair and beauty salon - The Princes Salon

Professional Development Benefits

  • Excellent professional development opportunities - including 10 professional development days each year
  • Back to Floor Days 1.5 days per year
  • Free membership to on-site library/learning centres


"The Further Education sector can be a difficult area to work, with some colleges far better than others. For my next move I ensured that I researched fully what was available to me and that lead me to apply to Chelmsford College directly."

"This is because it has a Good reputation in general, has direction as a college and knows where it is heading. Also, workmates elsewhere had recommended it for a good general team atmosphere and working for a good Director and Curriculum Manager."

"Joining Chelmsford College for me is all about trying to improve the learner experience within the sector. Working as a FE engineering lecturer since 2004 has given me a unique set of experiences to invest into this management role and pass on these positive experiences. After completing my Masters in Education in 2018, I wanted a new challenge and my new role as Program Area Manager in Mechanical Engineering has given me the opportunity to achieve this personal aspiration."