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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 Schemes (LGPS) (subject to eligibility)
  • 8% employer contribution to the Pensions Trust Scheme

Leave and flexible working

  • 30 days paid annual leave plus public holidays (pro rata if part time)
  • Support when you need to take leave for life events: compassionate leave, dependents leave, parental, maternity and paternity leave
  • Flexible Working Policy through which employees can request permanent flexible working arrangements

Health and Wellbeing

  • Private Healthcare
  • Employee Assistance Scheme offering access to emotional and practical support including structured 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 framework with objectives for all our staff linked to strategic plan
  • Opportunities for training and professional/career development through collaborative working and internal project teams/working groups
  • Sponsorship of professional memberships and study towards professional qualifications