Our staff enjoy a stimulating, creative and friendly working environment. The College strives to promote a feeling of wellbeing for all staff which comes from a number of sources, your job, your relationship with others, recognition of your achievements, progress in your career, your work-life balance and your physical and mental health. The College hopes to promote a diversity policy aimed at ensuring dignity at work for all.
Our East Brighton Campus is located on Wilson Avenue close to Brighton Marina. Staff and students can travel between our Brighton campuses on a free shuttle bus, which runs throughout the day.
Our East Brighton Campus is the location of our free staff gym, which is available to all MET staff.
Our Central Brighton Campus is located on Pelham Street, in the heart of Brighton's vibrant North Laine area and is close to bus and mainline rail services.
Our Shoreham Airport Campus offers unique facilities for students including an aircraft hangar with several aircraft and components and an automobile workshop with several vehicles and high-tech diagnostic equipment.
Our Broadwater Campus in Worthing is a short walk from Worthing mainline train station and the historic town centre.
Our West Durrington Campus is located in the stunning Worthing countryside and is close to Goring by Sea train station. At West Durrington, staff can enjoy both our Arundel Restaurant and a Nuffield Gym facility. Facilities for students include a professionally-equipped theatre, state-of-the-art recording studios and a range of studios and workshops for creative practices such as painting, printmaking, ceramics, textiles, photography, graphics and media.
Staff at the College automatically become members of the Teachers Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Schemes, depending on their role. Staff contributions are between 5.5% and 11.7% depending on the role and the salary. The College contributes in excess of 16% for Teachers and 25% for Support Staff salaries.
Holiday entitlements for staff vary between a minimum of 22 days for full-time support staff and up to 40 days for teaching staff, plus bank holidays. Normally 3 closure days are reserved for the Christmas closure period. For support staff, there is an annual 'length of service' increment of one day each year, up to a maximum of 27 days.
The College runs dedicated termly training days ('inset' days) for all staff to take time out of the job for development. Support is available for professional training and career development, including initial teacher training, courses at the University of Brighton and infill places on College courses. There is also an extensive range of job-related online training and CPD opportunities.
Refectory Catering facilities at the College provide a wide range of high-quality meals and snacks at inexpensive prices and are available at all campuses. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.
Our fantastic student training restaurants located at Central Brighton Campus and West Durrington Campus provide top dining at low prices with both lunch and dinner options available as well as specialist and themed events. Our restaurants regularly offer special discounts to staff.
Staff have full access to comprehensively stocked Libraries and Learning Resource centres, stocked with books, newspapers, magazines and videos.
Pampering opportunities at fantastic prices are provided by our students under close supervision at our hair and beauty salons based at the Central and East Brighton and Broadwater campuses.
Health & Leisure Benefits Occupational Health and Counselling Staff have access to confidential welfare counselling and Occupational Health unit facilities and support.
This Cycle to Work scheme allows staff via a salary sacrifice scheme to buy a bike and equipment after an initial hire period.
The MET has teamed up with EASIT, the travel green network, to provide staff discounts that could include up to 15% off train tickets and 10% off bus season tickets.
Staff are offered generous maternity, adoption and paternity benefits including leave that is higher than statutory levels.
We also participate in the Childcare Voucher scheme (see above).
Full-time employees work 37 hours a week. Flexible working arrangements, including term-time only and part-time work are common arrangements within the College.
We hope you will find applying through our website straightforward. This page explains our application process and how to get in touch if you need assistance.
Registering allows you to apply for jobs, check on the status of your applications and register for email job alerts. To register you will need to provide your email address and a password.
Once you have found a job you are interested in applying for and have read the job description and person specification carefully, click on the ‘Apply now’ button. You will be guided through the stages of the application form. If you have not already registered on our job site, you will need to do so now.
You do not need to complete your application in one session. If you want to take time to think about your answers, just save your application and sign out. You can come back at any point before the closing date to complete your application.
The system will retain the information you provide that is specific to you as an individual. This includes your personal details and, for certain positions, your educational qualifications and your work experience. You can change or add information in these sections in any future applications. This information is held confidentially and for a limited period of time.
Information that is specific to the job - where you saw the vacancy, your referees and your application supporting statement, which should be tailored to the requirements of the job – needs to be provided for each application.
You can amend your application at any time as long as the closing date has not passed, even after you have submitted it. Sign in to your account and use the ‘withdraw application’ option. Then, re-find the job on the website and apply again. You will be able to amend your previous application and re-submit it. If the closing date has passed and you want to withdraw your application, please contact us and we can do this for you.
Remember that the selection panel can only make decisions using the information provided in your application.
We recommend that your supporting statement uses a concise style to explain fully how your skills and experience relate to the essential and desirable criteria in the person specification- it may be helpful to include each of the essential (and desirable if applicable) criteria as a heading to demonstrate your experience in full. These may have been gained in your current or previous employment, education, training, voluntary, community or leisure interests. This forms the basis of our short-listing process.
Applications can be submitted up to midnight in UK time on the closing date. Once you have completed all the sections of the application form, submitting your application should only take a few moments. However, depending on the speed of your internet connection, it may take longer. We do not recommend waiting until very close to the closing time to submit your application.
Once the vacancy has closed, the selection panel will review every application and agree on which candidates they would like to interview.
All candidates will be notified by email to say whether they have been successful at this stage. If there are any significant delays to the selection process we will inform you by email. Unfortunately, the system is not currently compatible with handheld devices, to view any documents or specific details you will need to use a PC.
We prefer applications to be made online as it helps us to provide you and our internal customers with the best possible service. However, if you find it difficult to apply online, please contact us so that we can assist you or discuss alternative methods of application. You can telephone us on +44 (0)1903 273355 or email us at [email protected].
We appreciate the time and effort put into your application and that if you are not shortlisted you may find feedback useful. However, we receive a very high volume of applications each year and regrettably, we do not have the resources to offer feedback to applicants who are not offered an interview.
If you have any queries or require any further assistance, contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1903 273355 or email us at [email protected].
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