On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.
Updated guidance advises:
For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:
SGS is an Equal Opportunities & Disability Confident Employer, offering a wide variety of career opportunities across our campuses. If you are a passionate teacher or learner focussed individual, or would like to support within corporate roles such as; Facilities, Finance, HR, IT and Marketing we’d love to hear from you. Please email your CV to [email protected], and sign up today for vacancy updates.
During recent times we have all had the opportunity to reflect and where we work plays a significant part of our decision-making process. We all want to feel valued and to be recognised for the impact that we make.
Many of us have also had the opportunity to consider our work/life balance and seek a more flexible and supportive approach to employment as well as aligning ourselves to organisations that care about the environment, our local communities and each other. We believe we can provide our staff with flexibility, sustainable work options and an ethos to really help to improve the life chances and learning opportunities for the learners we support as well as providing our valued staff with the progression and development opportunities you need to help you feel fulfilled, recognised and appreciated for all you do.
At SGS College, we offer a wide variety of career opportunities across all of our campuses as well as the opportunity to work flexibly. If you are a passionate teacher, vocational expert or learner focused individual, and you would like to work within Teaching, learner support or one of our many dynamic corporate roles such as; Facilities, Finance, HR, IT and Marketing then we would love to hear from you.
You will be joining a team committed to delivering excellent education at all levels, many are long serving employees. Through this collaborative teamwork, SGS is a caring, inclusive and enjoyable place for staff and students. SGS is proud to be an Equal Opportunities & Disability Confident Employer and we welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBTQ+ and BAME communities, to join us please see our current job opportunities below, if you cannot see a vacancy that is of interest to you at the moment email your CV to [email protected]
As Principal of SGS College, I just wanted to thank you for your interest in working at the College and we are passionate and committed in finding the best colleagues to work with us to make a difference to the lives of many. We are a learner-focussed, inclusive, dynamic employer that cares deeply about every one of our employees and we want our team to feel excited about the work they do and supported by the opportunities available to them.
Should you be successful in your application, we very much hope that you will enjoy your time working at SGS. I provide an open-door policy and I really welcome feedback and your ideas and I try and rotate around campuses so I can get to see staff as much as possible.
Throughout our recruitment process, you will be supported by our Human Resources Team and if you have any concerns then please contact [email protected] or any specific questions then please contact Kelly Gillett, Director of People and Organisational Culture and she will always do her best to help ([email protected]).
An exciting opportunity for Governors to join our Further Education Corporation
Upon joining SGS, our in-house HR & Professional Development Teams will welcome you with support through the Onboarding and Induction stages.
The Onboarding process will allow you to learn more about life at SGS, along with the range of employee benefits, support and societies. Each new SGS employee will then be invited to attend a Principal’s Welcome and Induction session along with other new colleagues.
Our experienced and passionate staff work hard to help our students achieve their personal challenges and career goals. We are proud of SGS and committed to making the College the best it can be. We are currently working hard to achieve “Outstanding” status after being classified as “Good” in our first inspection.
As an SGS employee you automatically gain access to a wide range of employee benefits, such as:
SGS College has a vision to become one of the most sustainable colleges in the country by 2030, aligned to our Mission statement and the Department for Educations (DfE) Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy (2021). Employees have the opportunity to be part of the Colleges Sustainability Committee to support and contribute to the strategies and initiatives to help us achieve our goal.
The Inclusion Committee is led by the Colleges Vice Principal and has a very active membership that meet regularly.
At SGS College we are proudly partnered with Bristol Pride. A celebration of equality and diversity, Bristol Pride has become one of the most iconic Pride Celebrations in the UK welcoming an incredible 36,000 people in 2019.
As a community of diverse staff and learners, it is paramount that the importance of acceptance and celebration is recognised. The challenges and barriers that come with such responsibility are not to be underestimated but what is crucial is the opportunity for discussion and meaningful dialogue. With many progressive steps in recent years relating to LGBTQ+ equality, is it sometimes easy to forget that full acceptance has not been attained and many LGBTQ+ groups are not represented or acknowledged. At SGS College we continue to support and standby our LGBTQ+ communities as allies in the ongoing effort for equality.
According to a report by the UK charity Stonewall, over half of LGBTQ+ people have experienced depression, 41% of gender non-binary people self-harmed, and one in eight LGBTQ+ people aged 18-24 attempted to take their own life. Regarding medical care, 20% of trans people witnessed negative or discriminatory remarks from healthcare professionals, 14% of LGBTQ+ people had avoided seeking care for fear of discrimination, and 5% of LGBTQ+ people were pressured to access services attempting to change their sexual orientation.