Employee Benefits, Rewards & Recognition

Grantham College offer a range of benefits in recognition of the hard work and commitment from our staff:

Four Day Working Week

Grantham College is trialling a 4-day working week which will run from September 2022 until 31 August 2023. Staff participating in the trial will benefit from a reduction in working hours but still receive full pay. For a full-time member of staff with a permanent salaried contract for 37 hours per week the working hours will reduce to an average of 33 hours per week with the same pro rata reduction for part time employees. Annual leave entitlements will reduce in line with the reduction in contracted hours, but the number of weeks of leave will remain the same. Staff will work core hours Monday to Thursday with full time staff working a Friday morning on the 4th week.

The four-day week is generally considered to bring benefits which help employees, the organisation, and the environment.

The benefits of the trial are an improved work-life balance, a happier, healthier & more productive staff leading to better student outcomes, reduction in staff childcare/caring costs and commuting time & cost.

The college aims as a result of the trial, to boost gender equality alongside a positive reduction in the carbon footprint, improving air quality and congestion of the local environment.

Annual Leave                     

The College provided 25 days of annual leave entitlement, full time equivalent, for support staff, increasing to 29 days after 5 years’ service.

Academic staff are given 37 days (full time equivalent) annual leave.

Staff in Leadership & Management roles are given 32 days (full time equivalent) annual leave.

An additional five paid closure days are given to staff for the Christmas break.

Pension

Staff are entitled to become members of either the Local Government or the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, depending on which is applicable to their role. Both schemes are funded by both employer and employee contributions.

Occupational Sick Pay

During the first year of employment staff receive Statutory Sick Pay only.

After the first year of service, staff are entitled to one-month full pay and one month half pay, increasing each year up to a maximum of five years’ service where payment is made for 6 months full pay and 6 months half pay.

Flexible Working

We employ people on a variety of contracts, both full and part-time, over a range of working hours and patterns. The College also has policies to support in managing a work-life balance, including flexible working, time off for dependants leave, and a career break policy.

Family Friendly

We support employees in terms of Maternity/Adoption/Paternity/Shared Parental leave and pay including offering additional occupational pay in the case of maternity leave.

Mental Health & Wellbeing & Employee Assistance Programme Services

Staff are able to access support from our Mental Health & Wellbeing Advisor and our confidential counselling service helpline.  

Staff Development

We support staff development applications to further the knowledge and skills of our staff for the benefit of personal development and our learners.

Eye Care

Staff who are identified as Visual Display Screen Users are entitled to receive an eye test voucher for Specsavers.

Gym

Staff have access to the College gym for free during usual College opening hours.

Apple Tree Restaurant

Staff and students in the Catering and Hospitality department welcome you to the restaurant at lunchtime and for evening specials. The restaurant is open to the staff, students and the general public. To find out more, click here.

Discounted Hair & Beauty Treatments

Staff receive £10 per academic year towards a hair or beauty treatment or product in the R&R salon. Simply show your ID badge to receive your discount.

Free Car Parking

Free parking is available across our campus. Season tickets from South Kesteven Council for parking in close proximity to the College would cost around £400 per year.

TOTUM Card (NUS/Student Discount Card)

Staff are able to sign up to receive a Totum Card which can be used online and instore at thousands of discounts.

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