Benefits of Working at Brighton Met
Our staff enjoy a vibrant, friendly working environment and a real sense of working at the heart of the local community. The Central campus is centrally located in Pelham Street, in the heart of Brighton city and is close to bus and rail services. The East campus is located on Wilson Avenue to the East of the City and is linked to the main College via a regular free shuttle bus service. All Staff can enjoy the following extra benefits on top of the advertised salary for the job:
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 and 11% depending on the role and the salary. The College contributes in excess of 14% for Teachers and 18% for Support Staff salaries.
Holiday entitlements for staff vary between 22 days for 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 increment of one day each year, up to a maximum of 27 days.
Harrisons run our catering facilities at the College and provide a wide range of high-quality meals and snacks at inexpensive prices and are available at both Central and East campus sites.
Our fantastic student training restaurant located at the Central campus provides top dining at low prices with both lunch and dinner options available as well as specialist and themed events. This facility has an enviable local reputation and a five star rating for food hygiene.
LRC (Learning Resource Centre)
Staff have full access to two comprehensively stocked Libraries and Learning Resource centres, stocked with books, newspapers, magazines and videos. These are located at both our Central and East campus.
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.
Staff Benefits (in conjunction with You at Work)
The College have teamed up with You at Work who are a leading supplier of benefits to bring staff access to a savings site that can help staff save hundreds of pounds and to help their money stretch further. After passing the probationary period staff can join the scheme allowing them access to the following benefits:
On-line discounts, cash back offers and discounted gift cards are available along with weekly exclusive one off sales.
Money Saving Cards
This gives staff access to great offers locally. There is even a downloadable app.
These vouchers can be used to pay for nurseries and for children up their mid-teens inclidng after school and summer clubs saving staff up to £933 per year and both parents can apply for this benefit.
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.
Health Cash Plan and Health Screening
Staff can apply for a cash plan to reiumburse them for routine and emergency health care needs or opt for a salary sacrifice benefit to recover some of the costs of a full health check.
Total Reward Statements
Staff can view their own statement which includes the value of all their additonal benefits including pension schemes showing a more realistic value of working at the College rather than salary alone.
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.