Working for us
At Milton Keynes College, we’re proud of the wide range of career opportunities we offer, and the flexibility and support we can offer you as an employee.
The College is one of the biggest employers in the area, is made up of a diverse mix of staff each with different skills and abilities. What we have in common is the shared value of working towards giving our students an exceptional educational experience.
Strategy & Values
Milton Keynes College is proud to play a central role in the development of our community by instilling our values – inspiration, excellence, innovation, respect and integrity – into everything we do.
As our existing plan draws to its conclusion, and after extensive consultation with a range of stakeholders, I am pleased to outline our strategic approach for the future of Milton Keynes College.
This plan builds on its predecessor, driving our ambitious vision forward to ensure we remain a successful, progressive and influential organisation into 2020, meeting the skills needs of our communities, our city and our region.
Dr Julie Mills
Principal & CEO
Milton Keynes College Recruitment team will schedule open events throughout the year at our campuses in Milton Keynes along with our Prison sites across the country. These events are a great opportunity for you to come along and learn more about a career with Milton Keynes College, speak to our existing staff members and chat to the recruitment team.
Whether it’s a career in Prison Education or on campus, these open events can be a great way to get your name out there and express interest in current or future vacancies.
It is also a brilliant way for us to learn more about you and engage with the talent we have right on our door steps!
Please look out for future events coming soon!
MK College officially acclaimed “Leader in Diversity”
Milton Keynes College has been officially recognised for its commitment and approach to equality, diversity and inclusion. It has been awarded the much sought-after Leaders in Diversity accreditation from the National Centre for Diversity. The award recognises the College’s clear ethos and values and a belief in the importance of diversity for the local community, the campus team and for colleagues working in prison education.
Dr Julie Mills, CEO and Principal at Milton Keynes College, has also been named Principal of the Year by the National Centre for Diversity.
Equality & Diversity Statement
Milton Keynes College recognises that discrimination and victimisation is unacceptable and is committed to the promotion and advancement of equality and diversity for its staff and students.
We are committed to a culture which is fully inclusive, embracing difference, challenging prejudice and believing in justice. The College fosters a supportive, creative, self-critical and reflective community that promotes personal and professional development for all its employees.
OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION FOR OUR EMPLOYEES
At Milton Keynes College, we’re committed to recruiting, retaining and developing the best team members possible. We want our staff to represent and bring their experience, skills and knowledge from the broadest range of communities in Milton Keynes and the other localities in which we operate.
Our aim is to ensure our employees are allied to and reflect all sections of our beautifully diverse student population. In order to achieve this, the College makes a range of training and development opportunities available to all its employees, ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion are central to all aspects of recruitment and development, including induction.
The College, as a matter of course, carries out Equality Impact Assessments in relation to all its key activities to ensure that all staff and students have equal access to the full range of college facilities
CAREER TRANSITION PARTNERSHIP
Milton Keynes College is an Armed Forces-Friendly organisation working in partnership with Career Transition Partnership (CTP) the official provider of Armed Forces resettlement.
Milton Keynes College recognises the value that serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business and are committed to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community.
GENDER PAY GAP REPORT
Do you accept CVs?
Unfortunately, we only accept electronic application forms as CVs do not provide us with all of the information we require.
CAN I COMPLETE A GENERIC APPLICATION FORM TO COVER ALL VACANCIES?
We do not accept generic application forms for all roles. We require a separate application form for each vacancy for which you wish to apply.
I HAVE A DISABILITY AND I AM CONCERNED ABOUT DECLARING THIS ON MY APPLICATION
Milton Keynes College has been awarded the Disability Confident Employer accreditation for taking positive action to ensure disabled people are treated fairly and have access to the same opportunities as non-disabled people.
Should you require reasonable adjustments to be made for the selection process or for the position, please make us aware on the equal opportunities form (attached to the application process).
HOW CAN I KEEP UPDATED WITH NEW VACANCIES?
To make sure you find out about the latest vacancies, register your details with us to receive job alerts by email as new vacancies are advertised. Please state your job search criteria to suit your needs.
DO YOU OFFER PART TIME VACANCIES?
There are a large number of part-time positions at the College. Details of the hours for every job are provided on the job description and advertisement.
ARE APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE?
Apprenticeships are on offer from the College and a number of previous successful apprentices have gone on to forge successful careers here.
I AM APPLYING FROM OUTSIDE OF THE UK, WILL YOU BE ABLE TO EMPLOY ME?
It is a legal requirement that all of our employees have the right to live and work in the UK.
IT SAYS 52 WEEKS ON THE JOB ADVERT, DOES THIS MEAN I AM NOT ENTITLED TO HOLIDAYS?
Every position comes with generous holiday entitlement. Lecturing and management staff are entitled to 28 days per annum and support staff are entitled to 28 days per annum plus statutory bank holidays.
I HAVE BEEN WORKING IN A COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT AND HAVE NO TEACHING EXPERIENCE IS THIS A PROBLEM?
The College already employs and positively welcomes people who have spent time working within commercial industries who do not have teaching experience. Clearly state your aspirations, skills and the experience you can bring to the role in the “Personal Statement” section of the application.
DOES THE COLLEGE OFFER TEACHER TRAINING?
The College offers in-house teacher training and delivers the PTTLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector), CTTLS (Certificate in Teaching in The Lifelong Learning Sector), DTTLS (Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector) and PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education).
WHAT OTHER TRAINING IS AVAILABLE FOR STAFF?
All staff receive a full induction and mandatory training in Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Equality & Diversity and the Disability Discrimination Act. Other optional training to support staff in their work is available across the College and at a departmental level to fully support you in your role.
DO YOU ONLY HAVE SITES IN MILTON KEYNES?
Our main campus sites are located in Milton Keynes however the College is one of the largest providers of Offender Learning in the country educating adults and young offenders within prison education departments across the South East, East Midlands and West Midlands. Details of any jobs in these departments are shown within the current vacancies section. Remember to register for job alerts to keep informed of vacancies.
DO YOU HAVE A DRESS CODE?
Milton Keynes College operates a dress code. Staff need to ensure an appropriate and professional appearance is reflected at all times.
WHEN WOULD I GET PAID?
Staff are paid on the last working day of each month.
WHAT’S IT LIKE WORKING IN PRISON EDUCATION?
Working in a prison environment has its challenges, such as disparity in the ranges of ages, literacy levels and attitude to learning. However, it is an incredible rewarding career where you can make a real difference in an offender’s life. You can support learner’s to overcome initial reluctance to learn and challenge their perceptions on education, helping them to increase their confidence and increase chances of rehabilitation. In addition, re-offending is estimated to cost the UK around £11 billion per year. Education leading to employment can reduce the likelihood of re-offending by up to 50%, meaning you also contribute to wider society.