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,

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.