Benefits of working at the MET
Our staff enjoy a stimulating, creative and friendly working environment. The College strives to promote a feeling of wellbeing for all staff which comes from a number of sources, your job, your relationship with others, recognition of your achievements, progress in your career, your work-life balance and your physical and mental health. The College hopes to promote a diversity policy aimed at ensuring dignity at work for all.
We now have five campuses along the Sussex coast
Our East Brighton Campus is located on Wilson Avenue close to Brighton Marina. Staff and students can travel between our Brighton campuses on a free shuttle bus, which runs throughout the day. Our East Brighton Campus is the location of our free staff gym, which is available to all MET staff.
Our Central Brighton Campus is located on Pelham Street, in the heart of Brighton's vibrant North Laine area and is close to bus and mainline rail services.
Our Shoreham Airport Campus offers unique facilities for students including an aircraft hangar with several aircraft and components and an automobile workshop with several vehicles and high-tech diagnostic equipment.
Our Broadwater Campus in Worthing is a short walk from Worthing mainline train station and the historic town centre.
Our West Durrington Campus is located in the stunning Worthing countryside and is close to Goring by Sea train station. At West Durrington, staff can enjoy both our Arundel Restaurant and a Nuffield Gym facility. Facilities for students include a professionally-equipped theatre, state-of-the-art recording studios and a range of studios and workshops for creative practices such as painting, printmaking, ceramics, textiles, photography, graphics and media.
All staff can enjoy the following benefits in addition to the advertised salary:
Staff at the College automatically become members of the Teachers Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Schemes, depending on their role. Staff contributions are between 5.5% and 11.7% depending on the role and the salary. The College contributes in excess of 16% for Teachers and 25% for Support Staff salaries.
Holiday entitlements for staff vary between a minimum of 22 days for full-time support staff and up to 40 days for teaching staff, plus bank holidays. Normally 3 closure days are reserved for the Christmas closure period. For support staff there is an annual 'length of service' increment of one day each year, up to a maximum of 27 days.
Catering facilities at the College provide a wide range of high-quality meals and snacks at inexpensive prices and are available at all campuses. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.
Gallery Restaurant and Arundel Restaurant
Our fantastic student training restaurants located at Central Brighton Campus and West Durrington Campus provide top dining at low prices with both lunch and dinner options available as well as specialist and themed events. Our restaurants regularly offer special discounts to staff.
LRC (Learning Resource Centre)
Staff have full access to comprehensively stocked Libraries and Learning Resource centres, stocked with books, newspapers, magazines and videos.
Health & Leisure Benefits
Occupational Health and Counselling
Staff have access to confidential welfare counselling and Occupational Health unit facilities and support.
Free staff gym
A free Staff Gym is located at the Brighton Met East campus.
Corporate Gym membership are also available for staff (including The Nuffield Gym Broadwater and FIT4 Worthing)
Ride to Work
This Cycle to Work scheme allows staff via a salary sacrifice scheme to buy a bike and equipment after an initial hire period.
The MET has teamed up with EASIT, the travel green network, to provide staff discounts that could include up to 15% off train tickets and 10% off bus season tickets.
4Work Saver Offer - Brighton & Hove Buses
Free 28 day saver card for Brighton & Hove buses for new starters in their first month of employment.
Trade Union Membership
The following unions are recognised at GBMET, UCU, UNISON, AMiE, ATL.
Family Friendly Benefits
Staff are offered generous maternity, adoption and paternity benefits including leave that is higher than statutory levels. We also participate in the Childcare Voucher scheme (see above).
Hours of work
Full time employees work 37 hours a week. Flexible working arrangements, including term-time only and part-time work are common arrangements within the College.
Long service awards
After 25 years service eligible staff receive £250.
Team of the Term Award
There are Support staff and Teaching staff “Team of the Term” awards at Christmas and summer term events, with teams winning £250 to spend on an activity of their choice together.