Benefits of Working for Us

We are one of the highest paying employers in the FE sector.

Why work for New City College?

We are one of the highest paying employers in the FE sector.

We believe our staff are key to the work we carry out at New City College and their contribution is essential and highly valued.  Our staff benefit from some of the best Terms and Conditions within the sector and we offer competitive salaries and generous benefits including:


Career average pension scheme for all staff (Teachers’ Pension Scheme for lecturers and Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff)

Annual leave

Generous annual leave entitlement in addition to college closure days and bank holidays.

  • 26 days for support staff
  • 35 days for managers
  • 52 days for lecturing staff


All College sites are easily accessible for wheelchair users and are also easily accessible by public transport (either bus, DLR or tube).


Interest-free loans are available for annual travel season tickets.

Family friendly policies

We are keen to promote and support a work-life balance and shows this commitment through enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave, alongside flexible and hybrid working where possible.

Staff development

We hold five CPD Days for staff each year and give support on both long and short courses.

Gym memberships

Free access to on-site gym facilities at some of our campuses.


On-site cafes serving subsidised food and drinks.

Additional benefits for lecturers

Eligibility for key worker housing scheme.


The College has an established framework of consultation and negotiation with staff and with recognised Trade Unions.

Equality and diversity

  • Equality and diversity forum
  • Prayer room facilities
  • Religious and cultural events calendar

Occupational health and counselling

Occupational health service and counselling referrals for staff.

Cycle to work scheme

Benefit from our cycle to work scheme and purchase a bike from Halfords or one of its partner bike shops.

Health cash plan

Claim back cash on dental, optical and therapy treatments.

Employee assistance programme

Help with issues that could affect your life inside or outside of work. Confidential support for you and your family to help you get back on track.

New City College discounts

Save money on day-to-day costs such as shopping, eating out and DIY or take advantage of offers on travel and leisure.