Benefits of Working at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
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 5 main campuses located along the Sussex coast -
The Central campus, Brighton 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.
Worthing campuses include West Durrington, Broadwater and Shoreham Airport.
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 5.5% 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 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.
Catering facilities at the College and provide a wide range of high-quality meals and snacks at inexpensive prices and are available at all campuses.
Gallery Restaurant and Arundel Restaurant
Our fantastic student training restaurant located at the Central 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. This facility has an enviable local reputation and a five star rating for food hygiene.
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)
These vouchers can be used to pay for nurseries and for children up their mid-teens inclidng after school and summer clubs, 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.
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.
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.