GC is a modern career focused organisation. We want to be the very best we can be for our students; we measure our success by their success.

GC has a big impact on the skills and education of students within Gloucestershire and we know that to continue to be successful it is essential that we have high performing individuals to support the overall vision and strategy of the College.

With this in mind, we recruit based on our core values and believe that trust, respect and civility bring out the best in people. We work to promote a culture of working collaboratively across the College, utilising the different knowledge, skills and experiences we each have, to continuously improve everything we do for the benefit of our students.

We want to continue our transformation into an agile, responsive organisation which is recognised in the community for its contribution; focuses on high quality teaching, learning, assessment and support for students; develops new areas of business to offset current funding cuts; and which focuses activities to deliver its outcomes.

Our recruitment and selection process reflects our values at every stage, to ensure that we not only recruit the very best talent, but also people who fit the culture of the College and believe in our values.

Situational judgement tests (SJTs) allow us to identify like-minded people that will support the College’s vision and values. As part of the selection process, all applicants are asked to complete a SJT which will provide a top level view of potential strengths and development areas based upon how they answered the hypothetical questions.

You can also see our current vacancies below and find out more about why it’s great to work at GC on our Benefits Page.

We look forward to receiving your application.


Head of Marketing

Head of Marketing

Gloucestershire College is advertising this role on behalf of Gloucestershire Facilities Management (GFM).

Based at the Cheltenham Campus, you will be responsible for heading up and leading the marketing team and delivering stand out multi-platform marketing campaigns (online and offline) to enhance the College’s reputation and to achieve student recruitment targets in the further education, apprenticeship, higher education and part-time student markets.

You’ll be joining the team at an exciting time, as the College commences its new three-year Strategic Plan, focusing on developing the profile of its apprenticeship and higher education provision, embarks on building a brand new state-of-the-art campus in the Forest of Dean, and further developing its work with business.

Reporting to the Executive Team, you will be a team player who works closely with academic heads of department, digital and executive teams, and communicates effectively with all stakeholders. The successful candidate will be an experienced, talented and committed manager with a flair for creativity, plus excellent strategic planning, communication and project management skills. A highly motivated self-starter, you will be comfortable managing others and getting the best out of people, having had experience of managing direct reports, of managing a substantial budget and of working with a range of external suppliers.

If you would like further information on this exciting role, please review the job description. We value our team at GC and offer a generous benefits package to reward our staff for their hard work.

  • Location: Gloucester/Cheltenham/Royal Forest of Dean
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Hours: 37
  • Closing Date: 22 October 2017

Director of Employer Training

Gloucestershire Facilities Management Ltd (GFM) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gloucestershire College. Gloucestershire College is advertising this role on behalf of GFM. GFM is recruiting a Director of Employer Training to join the Business Hub. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Employer Training will be responsible for growing employer income, delivering outstanding employer training programmes which have an excellent reputation, ensuring the College is first choice for all employer training activities.
Working with key stakeholders, this role is responsible for the continuous improvement, sales and development of employer training programmes across the College, within the GC Business Hub and for sub-contracted delivery and external training agencies. The position will require someone that has extensive experience of managing contracts, resources and financial budgets as well as an in depth knowledge of WBL and experience of delivering substantial apprenticeship programmes, funding and contract requirements.
A career with us means much more than just a salary- we know that our people are our greatest asset.

We provide an empowering, values-based environment where we all play a part in inspiring a future generation, working towards an inspirational vision. We are passionate about learning and pride ourselves in developing our staff; we will support you both professionally and personally to develop all the skills necessary to make this your next success.

We value mutual respect and believe that trust, respect and civility bring out the best in people. We also work collaboratively utilising the different knowledge, skills and experiences we each have; we strive to create an environment where everyone can give of their best.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact the Recruitment team on 01242 532054 who will arrange this for you.

  • Location: All Sites
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Closing Date: 29 October 2017

Recruitment Administration Apprentice - 18 month Fixed Term Contract

Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and start a rewarding career working within a great team? GFM is recruiting a Recruitment Apprentice to join the HR team and support all recruitment and selection activity at the College.
In this role, you will work closely with the College’s HR team to facilitate and support the recruitment and selection process for permanent and temporary staff and the development of a flexible recruitment model to ensure business critical roles are filled swiftly. You will deal with customers face to face, on the telephone and through electronic enquiries, so if you would like to join our team you will need excellent customer service and communication skills.

This is an excellent opportunity to start a career in recruitment and alongside your employment you will also complete a Business Administration qualification which will support your future employment opportunities.
So what are the benefits of an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification, develop valuable workplace skills and experience, while earning a salary. The National Apprenticeship Service report that after finishing the majority of apprentices (85%) will stay in employment, with two-thirds (64%) staying with the same employer.

A third (32%) of all former apprentices have received a promotion within 12 months of finishing and of those in work, three quarters (75%) reported taking on more responsibility in their job.

Employers also think that qualified apprentices are 15% more employable than those with other qualifications.

If you would like further information on this role, please review the job description.

  • Location: Cheltenham
  • Salary: £12112.82 per annum
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Closing Date: 1 November 2017

Assessor in Engineering

Gloucestershire College is advertising this role on behalf of Gloucestershire Facilities Management (GFM).

Our aim is to develop our apprentices in the workplace and we will need your help with this through your involvement with assessing their learning on site.

In this role, you will assess our apprentices’ performance and knowledge in a range of tasks, whilst supporting, training and guiding them to develop their skills and abilities.

The engineering sector is fast-moving, with new technologies, materials and processes being developed. The teaching team at GC has real industry experience and, combined with our great facilities, we want to make sure our students are ready for work.

As an Assessor in Engineering, you will work with a caseload of apprentices, guiding the them to ensure that they are able to demonstrate the required knowledge and practical skills the industry requires to assist them with future employment opportunities and careers. You'll be a consummate professional, passionate about people development and focused upon delivering a high quality service.

GC staff are experts in their subject area so if you would like to join our team it is important that your engineering knowledge is current and you hold a minimum Level 4 qualification. In addition to this, we are looking for someone who holds an assessor qualification (A1 or CAVA).

We have worked hard to build an excellent reputation and our most recent Ofsted rating was ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ features. Our aim is to deliver an outstanding learner experience which you can help us with through assessing our students’ in the workplace.

If you would like further information on this role, please review the job description. We value our team at GC and offer a generous benefits package to reward everyone for their hard work. Finally, we also know that everyone needs their caffeine fix and ’we proudly brew Starbucks’ coffee!

  • Location: All Sites
  • Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum depending on skills and experience
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Closing Date: 5 November 2017

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us "good" with "outstanding" features.

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