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Whether you’re already in education or coming straight from industry, if you’re as excited as we are about changing lives — join us now and forge a rewarding, life-long career.

Applying for a job

Within this section you will find all our current vacancies and details on how to apply, alongside information and guidance that can help you with your application. You can also find additional information regarding Sparks Teaching Services.

There’s something special about working here

It’s being a part of something bigger — a passionate community working together to give people from all backgrounds the tools to build a better life.

Our mission of transforming lives through learning starts with finding talented people who believe in what we do and share our values. People like you.

Apply now to join a positive culture. One where your ideas are listened to, your work-life balance is respected, and the people you work with genuinely want to see you succeed.

We promise to support you every step of the way with fantastic development & progression, clear targets, and the resources you need to do your job well.


What we do

We provide high-quality academic, technical and vocational training to enhance skills and employability across Sheffield and beyond!

Rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, we’re now on our journey from Good to Great. Continuing to unlock opportunities for thousands of people in the local community.

We want to recruit talented people who believe in what we do to help us achieve four key ambitions:

  • Learning: to be a first choice provider, recognised for high quality, relevant education and training
  • People: to be a place where people want to work, recognise for our inclusive and aspirational ethos
  • Partnerships: to play a leading role locally, regionally and nationally, with a reputation as a strong and reliable partner
  • Sustainability: to be a financially and environmentally sustainable organisation


Who we are

Inspired by our partnership with ‘The National Centre For Diversity’, our FREDIE+ values are what we stand for as both a college and individuals.


To bring these values to life, we clearly outline the practical actions that make the college a high-performing, inclusive space for everybody.

Putting these behaviours into practice is how we’ve built a space where everyone is empowered to be great at what they do. Finding inspiring people who share our ethos is how we keep it that way.

Apply now if you want to build success alongside positive people who embrace this mindset.


What we'll do for you

We understand the importance of staff wellbeing and development, knowing that a great student experience starts with fulfilled people.

We’re all on a learning journey, and we have a dedicated people development team and clear frameworks to ensure staff at all levels are constantly growing their skills. 

We also offer extremely competitive pensions, benefits & annual leave.


Our action on equality

Diversity and Inclusion are more than just words at The Sheffield College

They’re part of our core decision-making and embedded into everything we do.

Our mission of ‘transforming lives through learning’ starts with building a team as diverse as the community we serve. This requires more than sentiments and words– it requires action.

The clear action we’re taking is evident from our recent achievements:

"Most Improved Organisation of the Year"

6th in the Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces Index 2022 (UK)


College of Sanctuary status


The Sheffield College is a disability confident leader.

Level 3 Disability Confident Leader status is awarded to organisations making real, measurable efforts to promote a disability-confident culture in the workplace.

As well as internal development for staff, this includes a commitment to automatically offer interviews to disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirements for a job.

We’ll also make any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process and beyond. 


How to join us

We know filling in forms can be time-consuming.

Can’t see a job that suits you?

If you can’t see a current vacancy that matches your skills, don’t worry.

There might be something available soon that you would be perfect for!

Complete the “Register / Job alerts” section on our vacancy page to be notified when something comes up.


Service Leavers

As part of our commitment through the Armed Forces Covenant, we’re pledged to support the Armed Forces Community. Recognising the value Personnel, Veterans and military families contribute to our community and country. 



Our responsibility for the safeguarding and welfare of our learners is a key part of our student-first approach.


Information for recruitment agencies

The Sheffield College requests that recruitment agencies do not forward CVs speculatively or in relation to any of the roles advertised on our website. Should we require any recruitment agencies involvement we intend to work solely via our Master Vendor provider, Protocol.  

The Sheffield College will not: 

  • Recognise submissions of unsolicited or speculative CV applications from recruitment agencies.
  • Be liable for any fee / commission should we employ a candidate that applied to us directly or through an instructed agency that may also have been submitted as an unsolicited or speculative application from an uninstructed recruitment agency

In the event that a recruitment agency submits an unsolicited or speculative CV and then purports to render a claim for commission supported by correspondence and/or documentation containing a disclaimer indicating otherwise, our policy prevails.

Testimonial Rachel Topliss

"Working for such a passionate and ambitious employer is so rewarding. There's always an opportunity for creativity, collaboration and development in your role, and every one of us is dedicated to making a difference, no matter how small."

Rachel Topliss
Director of Student Employability Services

Get to know The Sheffield College

At The Sheffield College, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive, innovative and ambitious organisation.

Use these links to find out more about our ethos and strategic ambitions, meet our Executive Leadership Team and find our key documents. 

"Everyone that I work with has demonstrated how fantastic the college is when it comes to being Disability Confident. I feel so lucky to be able to work at The Sheffield College and I have never been made to feel so supported and confident in my complex situation."