Working for us

With over 2,000 learners, BCA is the pre-eminent provider of further education and professional training in Maidenhead and the surrounding area. We provide a wide range of vocational, academic, and occupational courses to 16–19 year-old students and to adult learners, as well as a successful Schools programme for 14-16 year olds.

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WORKING FOR BCA

At BCA we welcome applications from anyone who has the skills, qualifications and experience we require. Regardless of their race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religious belief or any other characteristic. BCA wishes to recruit individuals who can help our students achieve their full potential. Whether you are employed to work directly with students, or in one of our support functions, you can make a difference to our students’ lives and future prospects.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

At BCA we offer a wide variety of benefits for our employees, including:

Annual Leave

You’ll appreciate our generous leave entitlements of 35 days per annum for lecturing staff and 24 days per annum for support staff (pro-rata for part-time employment), all in addition to the statutory Bank Holidays.

Pension

We offer the following generous pension schemes to staff:

  • Curriculum staff: Teachers’ Pensions. For more information about this pension scheme, please click here.
  • Non-curriculum staff: Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). For more information about this pension scheme, please click here.

On-site Free Car Parking

We operate a free car park for employees and students.

Kennels

We have onsite kennels which staff can apply to hire for their dog/s for a very reasonable monthly fee. Spaces are limited and subject to availability.

On-site Catering

Caterers BaxterStorey run several food and beverage outlets around the campus, all providing a wide range of high quality, locally sourced and reasonably priced meal options. There is also a well-stocked College shop run by our Foundation Studies students.

CPD & Training

We offer a wide range of learning & career opportunities for employees.

Work Life Balance Support

We understand that situations arise where employees need time away from work which may include bereavement, emergency time off for dependants or time off for public duties, in addition to leave such as maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental & parental Leave.

Term-time Only Working

We have a number of support roles within the College that offer term-time only working.

College Gym

If you enjoy keeping fit, the College gym has recently been updated to include some state-of-the-art fitness equipment. We offer free use of the gym (following an induction) to employees.

Cycle Scheme

We offer a cycle to work scheme for employees via CycleScheme. Further details about the scheme can be found here.

Health & Wellbeing

We understand the importance of health and wellbeing, organising a variety of events and initiatives throughout the year to promote employees physical and mental wellbeing.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

We offer a complimentary EAP to all employees. BCA’s EAP provider is on hand 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide practical advice and where appropriate, emotional support to help employees manage any problems or issues effectively. There is also the option for face-to-face counselling sessions free of charge if required. This service is available to all colleagues and their immediate family. Examples of issues that colleagues may wish to seek help with include family, domestic, legal, financial, emotional or relationship problems.

Childcare Voucher Scheme

The College participates in a Childcare Voucher Scheme which gives a tax break for working parents. Further details can be obtained from www.computersharevoucherservices.com

On-site Nursery

We are very fortunate to have the Busy Bees nursery on-site which provides childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years. If you require further information regarding the nursery, please call 01628 825230.

Please follow the pages to the right for more information on current vacancies, equality and diversity, and the application process.

We welcome speculative applications.

Are you interested in working at BCA but don’t see a current vacancy that matches your skill set?

We are always interested to hear from talented people who share the College’s vision and values. If you’re thinking about a career move or looking to develop your career in the future, please email a copy of your current CV along with a covering letter listing the kind of opportunities you would be interested to hr@bca.ac.uk

We are keen to receive speculative applications from people who:

•  want to make a real difference to the learner experience

•   want to work for an organisation that respects every individual’s contribution

•  enjoy working in a cohesive and collaborative environment

•  are looking for a good work/life balance

•  enjoy working in an environment where no two days are the same

We’ll keep your CV on file for six months and come back to you regarding any future opportunities that may be of interest to you.