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At Milton Keynes College, we’re proud of the wide range of career opportunities we offer, and the flexibility and support we can offer you as an employee.

The College, which is the fourth largest FE College in the country and one of the biggest employers in the area, is made up of a diverse mix of staff each with different skills and abilities. What we have in common is the shared value of working towards giving our students an exceptional educational experience.

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Strategy and Values

Milton Keynes College is proud to play a central role in the development of our community by instilling our values – inspiration, excellence, innovation, respect and integrity – into everything we do.

As our existing plan draws to its conclusion, and after extensive consultation with a range of stakeholders, I am pleased to outline our strategic approach for the future of Milton Keynes College.

This plan builds on its predecessor, driving our ambitious vision forward to ensure we remain a successful, progressive and influential organisation into 2020, meeting the skills needs of our communities, our city and our region.

Best wishes,

Dr Julie Mills
CEO & Principal
Milton Keynes College

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Equality & Diversity Statement

Milton Keynes College recognises that discrimination and victimisation is unacceptable and is committed to the promotion and advancement of equality and diversity for its staff and students.
We are committed to a culture which is fully inclusive, embracing difference, challenging prejudice and believing in justice. The College fosters a supportive, creative, self-critical and reflective community that promotes personal and professional development for all its employees.

In regards to the recruitment of staff, Milton Keynes College will ensure that a Staff Recruitment and Selection Policy and Procedure is in place and adheres to the Equality Act 2010.
Through the College's Personal Development Review process (PDR), the training and development needs of all staff will be identified and supported. Each member of staff is entitled to an annual PDR. Milton Keynes College will make available a range of training opportunities to meet identified needs and ensure that equality and diversity training forms a mandatory part of all staff induction programmes.
The College will make reasonable adjustments to premises or working arrangements to ensure that employees are not disadvantaged on the grounds of any protected characteristic.

Milton Keynes College is an Armed Forces-Friendly organisation working in partnership with Career Transition Partnership (CTP) the official provider of Armed Forces resettlement.

Milton Keynes College recognises the value that serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business and are committed to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community.

Unfortunately, we only accept electronic application forms as CVs do not provide us with all of the information we require.

We do not accept generic application forms for all roles. We require a separate application form for each vacancy for which you wish to apply.

Milton Keynes College has been awarded the Disability Confident Employer accreditation for taking positive action to ensure disabled people are treated fairly and have access to the same opportunities as non-disabled people.
Should you require reasonable adjustments to be made for the selection process or for the position, please make us aware on the equal opportunities form (attached to the application process).

To make sure you find out about the latest vacancies, register your details with us to receive job alerts by email as new vacancies are advertised. Please state your job search criteria to suit your needs.

There are a large number of part-time positions at the College. Details of the hours for every job are provided on the job description and advertisement.

Apprenticeships are on offer from the College and a number of previous successful apprentices have gone on to forge successful careers here.

It is a legal requirement that all of our employees have the right to live and work in the UK.

Every position comes with generous holiday entitlement. Lecturing and management staff are entitled to 28 days per annum and support staff are entitled to 28 days per annum plus statutory bank holidays.

The College already employs and positively welcomes people who have spent time working within commercial industries who do not have teaching experience. Clearly state your aspirations, skills and the experience you can bring to the role in the “Personal Statement” section of the application.

The College offers in-house teacher training and delivers the PTTLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector), CTTLS (Certificate in Teaching in The Lifelong Learning Sector), DTTLS (Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector) and PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education).

All staff receive a full induction and mandatory training in Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Equality & Diversity and the Disability Discrimination Act. Other optional training to support staff in their work is available across the College and at a departmental level to fully support you in your role.

Our main campus sites are located in Milton Keynes however the College is one of the largest providers of Offender Learning in the country educating adults and young offenders within prison education departments across the South East, East Midlands and West Midlands. Details of any jobs in these departments are shown within the current vacancies section. Remember to register for job alerts to keep informed of vacancies.

Milton Keynes College operates a dress code. Staff need to ensure an appropriate and professional appearance is reflected at all times.

Staff are paid on the last working day of each month.

Working in a prison environment has its challenges, such as disparity in the ranges of ages, literacy levels and attitude to learning. However, it is an incredible rewarding career where you can make a real difference in an offender’s life. You can support learner’s to overcome initial reluctance to learn and challenge their perceptions on education, helping them to increase their confidence and increase chances of rehabilitation. In addition, re-offending is estimated to cost the UK around £11 billion per year. Education leading to employment can reduce the likelihood of re-offending by up to 50%, meaning you also contribute to wider society.

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