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Middlesbrough College
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01642 333 554

Middlesbrough College - Working for us

Middlesbrough College is an organisation that takes its Investors in People accreditation seriously and in 2013 achieved the Investors in People “Gold Award”, one of a very few companies in the UK to achieve this status.

Quote from the Investors in People Report – March 2013

“The Gold Level at Investors in People has been equated to a ‘World Class’ position in people development and management and only a small proportion of organisations achieve this level. It is designed to be aspirational and provide considerable stretch for the very best organisation.”

Zoe Lewis, Principal / Chief Executive has summarised what Investors In People Gold means within the College’s Human Resources Strategy, which will hopefully help you understand the benefits of working for Middlesbrough College.

Middlesbrough College is committed to driving economic prosperity through the provision of high quality, education, training and skills which meet the needs of employers in Teesside and increasingly the wider sub region.

As an Investors in People ‘Gold’ employer, the College recognises and values the critical importance of its staff in ensuring that students are treated as individuals with complex needs and receive a high quality experience from their first contact with the College to their progression into the world of work.

The Human Resources Strategy provides the framework for ensuring that staff are recruited in the areas required, well rewarded, highly skilled, professional, appropriately trained and highly motivated with a view to progressing their careers within the organisation over the longer term.

The strategy addresses some key principles:

• That the College is a complex organisation and has over 50 occupational types amongst its number.

• That as the Colleges reputation grows, growth in student numbers will result in growth in staff numbers.

• That students have various needs, some directly academic and some involving wider pastoral support.

• That employer, delivery and business support techniques change rapidly and therefore staff development needs to be nimble, flexible and agile.

• That consequently the staffing base must reflect these various and changing needs.

• That the key responsibility of leaders and managers is to communicate well and respectfully with all staff and provide an environment which nurtures and unleashes talent.

• That the College has a profound responsibility and duty to its staff and their families, and will, by providing success, as much as possible, protect them from the impact of austerity.

• That in turn, staff have a profound responsibility and duty to one another, to students and employers and to working with the College to ensure a virtuous cycle of success.

If you are interested in applying to work at Middlesbrough College and would like a College visit or tour prior to making an application please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources Department on 01642 333804. Human Resources will make appropriate arrangements for you to see the College and the relevant department.

In summary the College aspires to be the best and understands the critical importance of staff ensuring that this can be achieved.

Zoe Lewis
Principal / Chief Executive

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