Working for us
We employ over 200 staff all dedicated to delivering exceptional education to our students. Alongside innovative teaching staff we require a variety of forward thinking support staff (Chefs, Technicians, Cleaners, HR, Marketing, Finance, Estates, Administrators, Personnel to name just a few roles).
If you would like to be part of one of the best sixth form colleges in the country and join our vibrant community then we can’t wait to hear from you.
Our vacancies are advertised through TES and it only takes a moment to register your account. If you would like more information about any of our vacancies please call us on 01823 320 800 or email email@example.com (to apply you must use TES, C.V.s will not be accepted). Please read our guidance notes for applicants before you submit your application.
You may also be interested in vacancies across the Richard Huish Trust, members of the Trust are committed to delivering exceptional education to all, within early years, primary, secondary and further education.
- Staff Benefits and Wellbeing
- Meet the HR team
- Equality & Diversity and Other Policies
- Guidance Notes for Applicants
We offer the following range of benefits;
- Generous holiday entitlement increasing with length of service, plus 8 bank holidays and 2 statutory days (pro rata for part-time staff)
- Membership of Teachers pension scheme or local government pension scheme (LGPS) depending on role
- Staff health & wellbeing day
- Free eyesight tests
- Free flu vaccinations
- A childcare voucher scheme
- Active Huish – subsidised use of the College gym and Wyvern Club membership
- A cycle scheme that allows staff to contribute to the cost of a bike through salary sacrifice
- An Employee Assistance Programme designed to provide support, counselling and practical information on a wide range of work and personal issues
- Discounted shopping and leisure vouchers – we pay an annual fee so that staff can save up to 8.5% at big name supermarkets and up to 12% on leading high street stores
Health and Wellbeing
Our staff are a precious resource, we value them and their wellbeing, knowing that only by supporting each other and working together can we achieve the best for our students. Huish is committed to supporting the Education Staff Charter and putting wellbeing at the centre of all we do.
Our Staff Wellbeing Lead helps our staff community put into action any ideas they have to support their wellbeing, and our Staff Voice group, made up of volunteers from our teaching and support staff, help staff feedback constructively their views on matters at the College.
We like to make time for social, relaxing and fun activities and at the end the academic year we also hold a staff health and wellbeing day, where you can get involved in a range of fun, therapeutic, sporting and creative activities with your colleagues.
We believe that everyone deserves to be fairly treated and have opportunities to go as far as their abilities and talents will take them. We have an environment that is respectful, safe and fair which means everyone can learn and work here without fear of bullying, prejudice or discrimination.
The way in which we recruit staff to the College is important to us. It is a powerful advertising tool that sends a very clear message to potential applicants; the message being that if you want to work with us you must not only be able to demonstrate the required high level of performance but also be willing and capable of adopting our ethos and culture.
Our aim is to eliminate discriminatory practices and any employment decision we make is based on objective, bias free criteria and is not related, in any way, to an employee’s age, disability, race, gender, ethnicity, marital status, sexual origin, religion or belief. We have been awarded the ‘Positive about Disabled People’ Kitemark in recognition of the way in which we support existing staff to fulfill their roles, and for our approach in supporting potential new staff in making an application to us. We have a named Equality Manager who heads up the Advisory Committee for Equality.
See what some of our staff say about working for us:
“I couldn’t have asked for more support and understanding from the College, it is great to feel valued and it only motivates me to try harder to overcome the illness as quickly as possible and to give back the faith that people have had in me.”
“When my daughter was struggling with mental health issues the College supported me as I supported her. Without their level of understanding and compassion that period of my life would have been much more difficult.”
Visit our policies page to view our most recent Gender Pay Gap report and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders policy.
It is important that you read these guidance notes carefully before making your application
Guidance notes and summary of main terms and conditions for applicants
Statement of commitment to safeguarding children and young people
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Criminal Records Disclosure
The post you are applying for is exempt from the provision of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) Orders 1975 and 2001 and therefore all convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as ‘spent’, must be declared. However, the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. All guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Website DBS filtering collection.
We therefore ask you to complete the Criminal Records Disclosure Form as fully as possible. Any self disclosed information will not be considered until short-listing has taken place. At interview, or in a separate discussion prior to interview, we will ensure that an open and measured discussion takes place about any offences or other matter that might be relevant to the position. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the offence and the relevance of the offence in relation to the position applied for. The factors taken into account will include the responsibilities of the position, the vulnerability of the customer group, the nature of the offence[s] the number and pattern of the offences [if there is more than one], how long ago the offence[s] occurred and the age of the offender when the offence[s] occurred. We ensure that anyone making appointment decisions has the necessary information and support to assess the relevance and circumstances of any offences. We comply with:
- the Disclosure & Barring Service’s Code of Practice, which is available on their website at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-code-of-practice and;
- our policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders is found within our Safer Recruitment and Selection Procedure (view policies).
If we offer you the job you will be asked to complete a disclosure application on-line at college. On completion of the check the DBS will issue you with a certificate. This certificate will, in line with current Government guidelines, contain details of any convictions, reprimands or final warnings held on the Police National Computer, including current and ‘spent’ [unless they are covered under the Amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975] convictions as well as details of any cautions, reprimands or final warnings. It will also indicate whether information is held on government department lists held by the Department for Education and Skills and the Department of Health, of those individuals who are barred from working with children. If you have spent a significant amount of time living outside the UK or have only recently moved to the UK then we will require a criminal record check from the country you have been living in in addition to the UK criminal record check.
Further information about Disclosure can be found at https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-servicecheck/overview.
Our policy is to ensure that the recruitment process is as objective and fair as possible. All candidates are assessed against the same criteria, and every effort is made to ensure that you and other applicants are not discriminated against on any of the following grounds: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. To ensure our policy is implemented fully, we monitor applications for employment, from initial application through to final selection; all applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.
Application for this position is by Application Form and covering letter; please do not send a CV. Please note incomplete application forms will not be accepted. The criteria in the enclosed person specification will be used to assist the shortlisting process. The specification identifies the minimum skills, experience and qualifications needed by you to carry out the job effectively. Please ensure that you indicate how you meet these criteria and your motivation for applying for the role.
Terms and Conditions
All appointments are subject to:
- Proof of eligibility to work in the UK
- Clearance from the DBS
- The receipt of two satisfactory verified references from your current and previous employer. If you have worked with children, on either a paid or voluntary basis, your current or previous employer will be asked about disciplinary offences relating to children, including any in which the penalty is time expired. They will also be asked about anything that may give rise to concern about your suitability to work with children/young people, and if so to give details. We will ask for specific confirmation of the details and responsibilities of your current role, as described in your application form. Any issues arising from your references will be explored further before or after interview
- Medical clearance by the College’s Occupational Health Contractor
- Evidence of required qualifications and professional registration, if relevant
- A satisfactory probationary period and induction period.
- Completion of all mandatory training
Please note that providing false information could result in your application being rejected or your dismissal from employment if you are appointed. The matter may also be referred to the police if we consider that you may have committed a criminal offence.
Your personal data will be treated as confidential in an offer and your acceptance of the position at the College, the data on this form will be used for operational, managerial and associated purposes relevant to the payment of remuneration, pensions and the maintenance of the computerised HR and Payroll System, including forming part of your personnel file. The data will also be used to produce depersonalised statistics in connection with your employment and some information may be disclosed to select third parties (e.g. HMRC and pension schemes).
By submitting your application, you agree to Richard Huish College processing the personal data contained on this form for the purposes set out in the statement above. Your consent is conditional upon the College complying with their obligations under the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.
By submitting your application, you declare that the information on this form is correct and complete to the best of your knowledge and belief, and is a true and accurate reflection at the time of completion.
By submitting your application, you declare that you are not currently on the DBS Barred List and that you will notify the Human Resources department immediately if you do become barred in future.
- We will pay second class travel and reasonable out of pocket expenses for you if you are called for interview. If you are coming from overseas you will be paid from point of entry to the country.
- If overnight accommodation is required to attend for interview we will arrange this for you.
- If you are offered the post your interview expenses will be reimbursed in your first month’s salary.
- In most cases, applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
- Smoking is not permitted on college premises except in designated smoking areas.