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College Starts Consultation On Proposed Staffing Changes

Updated: 13/06/2017

The Sheffield College has begun a consultation on proposed staffing changes.

College Starts Consultation On Proposed Staffing Changes

Pictured: Students in the creative industries facilities at The Sheffield College Hillsborough campus.

The move is part of a wider plan to invest in more teaching and learning staff and enhance the College’s vocational education, training and skills curriculum.

The College is planning to increase teaching posts and reduce management and administration roles. The proposals focus on creating 54 jobs by appointing 40 new roles and filling another 14 posts by lifting a recruitment freeze on vacancies.

At the same time, the College is proposing to reduce 40 senior leadership, managerial, business support and administrative posts – affecting 45 staff.

Paul Corcoran, Chief Executive, The Sheffield College, said: “We are reviewing our staffing needs and the curriculum so they align to significant changes in vocational education and to ensure that the College is strongly positioned for the future.”

He added: “We are committed to investing in frontline staff and a high quality learning experience for our students, and supporting the skills needs of employers to boost jobs and economic growth in Sheffield City Region.”

He continued: “Any job losses are regrettable. However, under the proposals we would create a significant number of new roles. A new post would be created for every one of the proposed 40 full-time equivalent posts lost.”

The new roles would include more lecturers, tutor mentors and training and assessment facilitators and cover a wide range of curriculum areas including apprenticeships.

A consultation process with staff and the trade unions started today, Tuesday, June 13th, and is expected to last a minimum of 30 days.