Jobs & Careers

Transforming lives through learning

At Wakefield College we recognise that the dedication of our staff, working both in and out of the classroom, is crucial to ensuring that our learners achieve their full potential.

In order to attract and retain the very best people who will be committed to supporting our values, we provide a working environment in which we can all succeed and flourish.

We respect our staff as individuals and celebrate the rich mix of backgrounds and experiences they bring to the College. We also recognise that our staff need to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Coming to work is an important part of our lives; it helps to define who we are. If you join us you will have the support of a great team, the satisfaction of contributing to learner achievements, and access to learning and development opportunities which will help you to reach your own career goals too.

Our modern facilities, excellent support services and knowledgeable teaching staff are there to provide the best College experience possible.

Sam Wright

Wakefield College Principal

Sam Wright,

Get Into Teaching

Do you have broad knowledge across a subject area or are you a recent graduate looking to pursue teaching as a career?

Do you have the drive and enthusiasm to ensure our students receive the best possible learning experience?

Or are looking for an additional role that will complement and be worked alongside your existing career?

If yes, Wakefield College is keen to hear from you.

Entry Requirements
We look for the highest quality candidates to teach our students, but you don’t need to hold a teaching qualification to get into teaching at Wakefield College. As a minimum, candidates must hold:

  • Level 2 qualification or above in both English and Mathematics.
  • A level 3 qualification in a vocational subject area, or a higher level specialist qualification depending on your chosen field of teaching.
  • A broad range of experience gained from within a vocational area.
  • Teacher Development Programme

    Wakefield College supports all new teaching staff, with or without prior teaching experience, through our internal teacher development programme “The Programme of Excellence”.

    Our teacher development programme is designed and delivered in a way that will ensure you obtain all the skills that are needed to become a teacher. Prior existing knowledge, experience and key competencies will be taken into account during the programme.

    In addition to providing theoretical and best practice knowledge, you will be assigned a mentor from our high performance teaching team to support you through your early career with us.

    The Wakefield College teacher development programme has four key stages to be completed within the first 12 months of employment and will commence during your first week.

    The initial stage of the programme will focus on development support including lesson outcomes, SMART targets and behaviour management. As the programme moves on you will receive guidance on your performance. Your teaching will be observed and you will have meetings with your assigned mentor.

    How to Apply

    There are numerous ways in which you can express your interest in becoming a teacher at Wakefield College.

  • If you have seen a specific vacancy that you would like to apply for, you can apply online by following the links on our website.
  • You can register your interest for future vacancies by uploading your CV to our Talent Pool.
  • You can come along to one of our scheduled recruitment events.

  • As a working mum, I’ve enjoyed the flexibility the College has offered me, which includes a generous holiday scheme, flexi-working and a great pension.



    At Wakefield College our vision is to be an outstanding college at the heart of the Wakefield District. We currently employ approximately 780 staff across a range of roles, campus sites and business areas.

    To support this we occasionally require temporary or immediate cover to supplement the delivery of our vast range of courses; this is in addition to our advertised job vacancies.

    If you would like to send your Curriculum Vitae to the HR team for consideration of any temporary roles, such as lecturing, assessing, internal verifying, administration, learning support workers, communication support workers etc. we will add your details to our CV/talent pool for a period of six months and contact you if required.

    If you are interested in working with us at Wakefield College, please be sure to submit an application directly through our on-line recruitment pages. In normal circumstances we do not consider agency supplied CVs for advertised vacancies.

    Wakefield College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all students. Advertised vacancies and temporary cover needs are subject to Wakefield College pre-recruitment vetting including an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS. We aim to develop a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve and positively encourage applications from all.

    The Benefits of Working Here

    It’s a calling and not a 9-5 job, it’s a privilege to attend college and failure is not an option. I try to redevelop students’ philosophies to get them to work hard. I get a good reaction as I’m an enthusiastic sort of person and they’re responsive to that! I talk to them, find out their problems and what they don’t understand.

    Richard Taylor

    Engineering Tutor

    1. Generous Employee Pension Scheme
    2. Flexible Working Policy
    3. Personal and Professional Development Opportunities
    4. Generous Leave Entitlement
    5. Child Care Voucher Scheme
    6. Cycle to Work Scheme
    7. Discounted Travel, Bus and Rail
    8. Occupational Health Support
    9. Enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Adoption
    10. Mindful Employer Charter
    11. Discounted Dining at Gaskells Training Restaurant
    12. Discounted Access to Local Gyms
    13. Health and Wellbeing Events
    14. Simply Health - Health Cash Plan
    15. Exeter Cash Plan - Health Cash Plan
    16. Staff Discount - Hair and Beauty

    Through the College’s excellent continuing professional development programme I have been able to complete several courses including a professional qualification.


    Finance Department

    Information for Agencies

    Wakefield College generates a lot of interest and we receive many calls from Employment Agencies and Recruitment Advertising Agencies, although we do appreciate the interest you have shown in Wakefield College, our Policy, as approved by our Governors, states that we must recruit candidates ourselves wherever possible.

    Preferred suppliers
    If, on the very rare occasion, we choose to use an Agency/Employment Businesses or Recruitment Advertising Agencies.

    We would first go to our current providers or those listed on the Crescent Purchasing Consortium We ask that you respect the relationships which we have built up with our current providers, with whom we would always work with.

    Legal Disclaimer
    You also need to be aware that our legal team review all terms of business before we enter into any agreements. We must therefore insist that you do not contact any Wakefield College employee directly as they have no authority to enter in to agreement with you. All recruitment queries and communication should be directed to

    And finally... We want to have a good working relationship with you – and we understand you want the same and are trying to promote your business. However if we need your help we will contact you, we therefore do not accept cold calls or speculative emails.

    Thank you for your understanding.