At Southend Adult Community College we understand the importance of not only recruiting the right staff but also developing and retaining our existing employees to ensure the College is able to continue to be a centre of excellence for Adult Education. We aim to achieve curriculum excellence by promoting consistently high standards of teaching, learning and assessment across all provision. We expect all staff to take Personal Responsibility In Delivering Excellence (PRIDE).

The range of roles we offer are broad-ranging including teachers, technicians, learning support staff, business support and specialists.  The one defining feature for all is the learner based experience. Everything we do is designed to support the teaching and learning experience. In recognition of the importance of our staff, we have developed a range of staff benefits and a free leisure course each year.

We welcome applications regardless of gender, disability, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or faith. We particularly welcome applications from applicants of all cultural backgrounds who are currently under-represented in our workforce. Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. All successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

The college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and that students and staff can study and work in an environment which is free from harassment and bullying. You can browse our current vacancies from the link below, for more information about applying to work with us, please contact our HR Adviser email: HR@southend-adult.ac.uk

Volunteering with us

Volunteers are a vital and highly valued part of the College and it is our aim to ensure everyone gets the most out of their time whilst at the College. As a Volunteer you will become a part of a committed welcoming team, contributing to a learner’s college life experience. We have opportunities to suit your needs and you will be working with some inspirational learners and tutors.

You may have the following responsibilities:

  • Support tutor and learners
  • Help individual learners
  • Keep learners motivated
  • Communicate to tutor issues/concerns
  • Stimulate thinking
  • Reassure learners
  • Help with College events
  • Promote the College

For more information please contact our Additional Learning Support Manager call 01702 445703 or email: ALS@southend-adult.ac.uk or pop in and speak to our Registry Team at Southchurch Centre reception.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering, we look forward to working with you.