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Benefits of working for AoC

AoC is committed to rewarding our employees, focusing on attracting and retaining talented people who share our values and our vision for colleges; providing a working environment in which our people can make a valued contribution to AoC’s success through working practices that offer flexibility, autonomy and professional development. We provide a Total Reward package that makes working at AoC a rewarding experience in the widest sense.

Pension Options

  • LPFA Pension Scheme, part of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) (subject to eligibility); or
  • 8% employer contribution to the Pensions Trust Scheme

Leave and Flexible Working

  • 30 days paid annual leave plus bank/public holidays (pro rata if part time)
  • 2 days paid Volunteer Leave to undertake voluntary/charity work
  • Support when you need to take leave for life events: compassionate leave, dependents leave, parental, maternity and paternity leave
  • Flexible and Hybrid Work approach through which our staff agree informal flexible working patterns, or formal flexible working agreements, depending on circumstances

Health and Wellbeing

  • Private Healthcare
  • Employee Assistance Scheme - Health Assured - offering access to emotional and practical support including helplines, counselling and legal advice
  • Eye Care Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Mental Health First Aiders

Travel Assistance

  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme

Learning and Development

  • Structured induction and onboarding process
  • Performance and Development Review (PDR) framework with objectives for all staff linked to strategic plan
  • Opportunities for training and professional development including sponsorship of professional qualifications
  • Career development opportunities through collaborative working and internal project teams/working groups
  • Contribution towards your membership subscription for your professional body