Richmond Adult and Community College and Hillcroft College have announced their intentions to merge, it is proposed that the merger will take effect from midnight on the 30th September 2017.
This merger offers an exciting opportunity to combine the expertise of the two colleges in providing an outstanding range of innovative courses and learner support services. It provides a platform from which we can grow and flourish. It enables the colleges to become financially sustainable and thus better able to protect and develop provision to meet the needs of our learner groups. The colleges will retain their distinctive appeal and protect the nature of the curriculum offers.
The merger is a natural progression from the existing federation agreement between the two colleges and will build on the relationships and joint working already in place.
Please be advised that successful applicants who start employment prior to the merger date will have their employment transferred to the merged institution to be renamed Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College from the midnight on the 30th September. Any successful applicants who start employment after the proposed merger date will commence employment directly with merged College.
Hillcroft is a vibrant and innovative national residential college for women aged 19 plus, with no upper age limit.
Established in 1920, the College’s mission remains relevant today – adapting its programmes to meet the needs of women in the current social, economic and political environment. The College has an excellent record of supporting women to change their lives through education. It helps women to realise their potential and to progress to higher education and further training. It was judged as Good by OFSTED in 2014 who commented in particular that ‘support for students is excellent’
The College is situated in a peaceful setting with 3 acres of grounds which are only 5 minutes from Surbiton station, from where there are fast trains to London, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire. The main building is a fine Victorian mansion which retains many of its original features. There are fifty study bedrooms, twenty of which are located in a newer residential block, known as Powell House, within the grounds.
To make our Recruitment process even easier, we have developed an online recruitment portal for candidates. By registering your details you can apply for any of our vacancies, at any time, without the need to re-enter your details for each application. You can also sign-up for job alerts making sure you never miss out on the opportunity to apply for that job you’ve been waiting for.
Safeguarding & wellbeing of students and staff
Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of students and staff. This process begins with our safer recruitment process which involves using the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for enhanced clearance checks for all staff, seeking references from previous employers, confirming identity of all appointees and checking that they have a right to work in the UK.
Equality and Diversity
Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College is committed to the promotion of equality and diversity and as part of this seeks to ensure the fair treatment of applicants for roles at the College. The College has achieved the Positive about Disabled People standard and will guarantee an interview for any disabled candidate who meets the minimum criteria for the job.