Why work at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Our mission is ‘Realising potential, transforming lives’. Our environment is inclusive, friendly and supportive, with high expectations for both staff and students. To thrive in our environment you will need to be resilient, positive, able to work autonomously, have a strong work ethic, and put our learners at the heart of everything you do.

About the college

Warrington & Vale Royal College is based in the north of Cheshire, and operates on two campuses – Warrington and Winsford. The College was formerly Warrington Collegiate and Mid Cheshire College who merged on 1 August 2017 to become Warrington & Vale Royal College. We employ over 400 staff and currently have over 5,000 learners on a range of vocational, technical and apprenticeship courses.

We provide our learners with a quality learning environment in which to develop their skills, and our highly qualified tutors have vast industry experience in their chosen profession. We provide a high standard of teaching and learning, and have exceptional links with local industries.

Our employees are proud to work for an organisation that has a positive impact on the local communities and transforms people’s lives for the better.

Why work at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

At Warrington & Vale Royal College we believe that ‘people are our greatest asset’. We want to recruit, retain and engage the right people, who are able to move the organisation forward. When we asked our current staff to describe the College as an employer in three words their top answers were friendly, supportive and fair. What they liked most about working at the College was their team, colleagues and staff. We are committed to health and wellbeing, good communication, staff development and staff engagement.

As an employee at the College you can benefit from:

Pay and benefits

  Competitive rates of pay

  Generous annual leave entitlement

  Occupational pension scheme

   Free flu jabs

   Ample free parking on site

Career development

  Staff development days

  Teaching & learning mentors

  Career development courses


   Discounted rates for college facilities

   Access to free on-site gym

   Childcare vouchers

  Employee discounts package

  24/7 Counselling Advice Service


  Career planning

   Annual CPD plan

  Staff development budget

Our commitment to health and wellbeing

The College has signed up to the Association of Colleges’ Mental Health Charter, and we are committed to having a wellbeing and mental health policy, creating an open and inclusive college ethos, promoting equality of opportunity, and providing training and support.

We have a shared goal of positive wellbeing and a productive workplace, and initiatives at the College have included Mental Health Awareness training sessions, Mental Health drop in sessions, networking coffees, wellbeing breakfasts, guest speakers, mindfulness and yoga sessions and wellbeing bulletins and resources and information.

Our work environment and culture

  • Friendly and supportive working environment
  • Thank you scheme, acknowledging colleagues’ efforts and dedication
  • Buddy scheme, assisting in the welcome and induction of new members of staff
  • Health and Wellbeing Committee, committed to the health and wellbeing of staff and learners, promoting a culture of open communication, trust, respect, encouragement and understanding
  • Trained Mental Health First Aid Champions
  • Annual staff enrichment day
  • Staff forums, with representatives from each department, giving an opportunity for staff to engage with the management team through discussion and feedback
  • Bi-annual Performance Management Review, including review of CPD plan and adjustments for health and wellbeing
  • Cross college activities

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