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Covid Update

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:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

SGS Jobs

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Outstanding Team

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.

Make a Difference To The Lives of Others

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]

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A Message From Our Principal

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]).

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Available Vacancies

Aspiring College Teachers Scheme
Taking Teachers Further

Paid FE & Skills Teacher Training Scheme

Are you seeking a career in teaching, either as a graduate or an experienced industry professional, eager to earn while you learn, and looking to develop your teaching skills at an aspiring Further Education College that is also a Microsoft Showcase College?

Then this exciting opportunity could be for you!

SGS College is now inviting applications for its new paid teacher training programme, with a starting salary of £25,257 or higher, with relevant industry experience or qualifications.

You will receive extensive support from a dedicated mentor who will guide you through your teaching qualification in an inclusive, supportive and nurturing environment.

We are seeking candidates who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and skills with the future generation. You should have enthusiasm, and empathy to make a difference to the lives of young people.

Applications are welcome from those interested in teaching the following subject specialisms:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Construction & Built Environment
  • Plumbing

Applications are encouraged from candidates who are:

  • Suitably qualified or experienced applicants already in employment, seeking a career change.
  • Post-graduates
  • Graduates

A trainee will receive an array of benefits including:

  • Specialist Support to achieve the L5 Diploma in Teaching (FE&Skills)
  • Regular coaching and mentoring sessions
  • Opportunities to shadow experienced professionals
  • Reduced timetable to enable you to learn and develop

For further information or to discuss the programme in more detail please contact [email protected]

Express interest
Specialist Tutor (Oasis)

SGS have an exciting opportunity to join our Stroud campus!

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SGS Create Administrator

SGS Create has an exciting opportunity for you to join their team!!

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Funded MSc by Research Studentship

South Gloucestershire and Stroud (SGS) College are proud to announce a paid MSc by Research studentship in collaboration with the University of Gloucestershire (UoG).

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Welcome to SGS

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.

Employee Benefits

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:

  • Opportunity to make a positive impact within the community and on learners’ lives.
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Academic roles benefit significantly by their access to the teachers’ pension scheme (TPS), with a generous employer contributions of over 23%.
  • Corporate and support roles have access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), a flexible and pension accessible from the age of 55, with generous employer contributions of 16%.
  • Generous Annual leave entitlement plus the 8 bank holidays-
  • 39 days academic plus additional college agreed inset development days and 6 self-elected development days (Full-Time Equivalent).
  • 25 days corporate and support functions, increasing to 30 days after 5 academic years’ service (Full-Time Equivalent).
  • 35 days annual leave for management contracted positions (Full-Time Equivalent).
  • Two weeks leave during the Christmas closedown period largely supported by the discretionary closure days provided by the College.
  • Extensive professional development with ongoing support for your personal & professional development, including 25% tuition discount for immediate family of SGS employees.
  • Family friendly policies and a proven commitment to supporting flexible working practices.
  • Access to ‘My Lifestyle’ discounted shopping benefits, cycle to work scheme and a Technology Salary Sacrifice Scheme.
  • Free Annual Eye test.
  • All staff members can buy a TOTUM card (formerly known as NUS Extra cards), as part of being an affiliate member of the Students' Union.
  • Staff have access and supported to be part of inclusive or sustainable staff networks and communities.
  • Free car parking at all campuses (Except Queens Road Art School).
  • Access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources.
  • Subsidised onsite catering services including Star Bucks Coffee.

Staff Groups

University and College Union (UCU)

If you are in a lecturing role or are involved directly with learners in a delivery capacity, you will be eligible to join UCU which is one of the recognised unions within the college. Trade unions are there to represent people at work, protect their members and aim to improve pay and working conditions.

Within SGS, UCU have a well-established committee who have a positive working relationship with the Colleges Senior Leadership Team enabling them to represent the views of their members. Membership cost to UCU is based on your monthly salary but is very affordable, if you are directly involved in delivery but are not on a lecturer contract you may be eligible for 3 years free membership. To join please go to

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LGBTQ+ Staff Committee

Our LGBTQ+ Staff Working Group is the perfect opportunity to make meaningful change, take part in our pride celebrations, connect with allies and enhance our working environment. Ready to make a change join our staff group.


Racial Equality and Culture Heritage staff group (REACH) Our aim is to promote the colleges strategy to provide a more equal, diverse, and inclusive environment for all.

Sustainability Committee

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.

Inclusion Committee

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.

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