“Working at Barnsley College for almost eight years has brought me much pleasure and enjoyment. What stands out for me the most is the colleagues I work alongside, they are supportive and go above and beyond to ensure as a College we provide our students with the best experience possible.
“I would 100% recommend Barnsley College as a place to work because of the progression opportunities it provides. The College has encouraged me to develop academically through CPD and completing my teaching qualification. I also feel that service departments such as Human Resources are an asset to the College and provide outstanding support and guidance as and when required.”
Tutorial Team Leader for Foundation Learning.
“One of the things I enjoy most about my job is the team I work with and the College’s inclusivity. I feel like I’m a part of every decision and action that my department makes, and above all the staff are amazing.
“The College has taught me so much and supported me all the way through my journey. Because of the College I have been able to study different qualifications and advance my personal progression.”
Work Placement Officer for Childcare and Education Professions and Health, Science and Social Care Professions departments.
“I feel that I have a lot to give back to Barnsley College because I studied here. My tutors had excellent expertise in Art and Design, which equipped me with skills and knowledge to study further and go into the creative industry.
“Whilst I was a student at Barnsley College I received support from staff, which encouraged me to progress in my chosen field. As a tutor I would like my students to have the same positive experience and support as I did.”
Tutor for Art and Design
Rachel and Emily job share in our Human Resources team. Both are employed as HR Advisors and are big advocates of our family friendly policies.
Emily (pictured left) says: “The College has such a good reputation. When I came for my interview, I felt a real connection with the people I was going to be working with and also the hours were ideal to fit around my family.
“The job share allows me to do the job I love, alongside a great team who support not only each other but all of our colleagues in College. The arrangement gives me the best of both worlds as I can get a real sense of achievement from work whilst still being there for my family. I feel that Rachel and I are our own little team, within a team.
“Barnsley College is a fantastic place to work, I feel valued as a member of staff and have a sense of pride in knowing we are transforming lives.”
Rachel (pictured right) says: “I worked full time at Barnsley College until I had my first child. I love my job, so being able to carry on thanks to the job share arrangement means I can have a work/life balance that suits both my family and the College.
“I studied my A Levels at Barnsley Sixth Form College so when a job opportunity came up in student registry, I knew that it would be a great environment to work in. I never expected to be here over 20 years later! I had no office experience when I first started but training has developed me into a qualified HR professional.
“Barnsley College is a community, not just an employer; I work with a great set of people, we are a strong team and always prepared to go the extra mile to help each other out. I get a lot of satisfaction from the fact that my role has a positive impact on the student experience; we are always striving to be better and investing in facilities and staff.”
Last updated: 8th December 2021