Working at Walsall College brings many benefits and our success is due to the talent and contributions of our staff. Find out more about the benefits and opportunities available to our staff
The annual leave year runs from the 1 September until 31 August of the following year.
Basic leave entitlements will accrue in each full year as follows:
In addition, all posts receive bank holidays and statutory days.
Walsall College’s childcare voucher provider is Busy Bees, this popular employee benefit is used by more than 350,000 working parents in the UK because of its simplicity.
Childcare Vouchers are non-taxable and do not attract National Insurance contributions up to £243 per parent, per month.
Your Childcare Vouchers can be used to pay for any registered childcare for children up to the age of 16. That includes nurseries, playgroups, creches, nannies, childminders, au pairs, out of school clubs, holiday schemes, activity camps and childcare offered by independent schools. It is free and easy to join the Childcare Voucher scheme, with minimal administration.
This is a benefit that is open to all salaried employees and entitles them up to 42% discount on cycles and accessories.
Microsoft Home Use programme is available to all college staff. All staff are eligible to participate in the Home Use Program (HUP). This program enables you to get a licensed copy of most Microsoft Office desktop applications to install and use on your home computer.
For each product eligible for the Home Use Program for which you are a licensed user with active Software Assurance coverage, you may order a single copy of that product to install and use on a home computer. You may continue using this HUP software while you are under our employment and as long as the software you use at work has active Software Assurance coverage.
Beauty and Hairdressing treatments are available at discounted rates for all staff at the Graduate Salon, Wisemore Campus.
The West Midlands Pension fund is part of the Local Government Pension Scheme ( LGPS ) managed by Wolverhampton Borough Council. The Scheme offers staff a pension that is index-linked and a generous tax-free lump sum. Valuable family protection is also provided, such as spouse’s and children’s pensions and death-in-service benefits. Staff automatically join the scheme on appointment unless they inform the College that they do not wish to join, before they start.
The Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) is a contributory scheme and automatically covers full-time and part-time teachers who have not previously opted out of the scheme. The scheme pays guaranteed benefits which are protected against inflation. The benefits are an annual pension and a tax-free lump sum. Existing members from 1 January 2007 have a Normal Pension Age of 60. New entrants to the TP Scheme from 1 January 2007 have a Normal Pension Age of 65. You can also get ill-health benefits, death and family benefits. The scheme is a final salary scheme.
At Walsall College, we are committed to the continuing professional and personal development of all our staff to support the College Vision and objectives to excel in everything we do.
Staff conferences are held twice a year at our Wisemore Campus, before the Christmas break and at the end of the academic year. These offer staff the opportunity to develop their skills and to inform employees of future developments and what internal and externally factors are effecting the college.
Simplyhealth is a benefit that aims to keep you healthy while minimising the additional worry about cost. Next time you need to go to the dentist, optician or even have treatment from a physiotherapist, you can claim some or all of the money directly back from Simplyhealth, up to an annual limit.
You can add your partner onto your policy as long as they are living with you and are over the age of 18 and under the age of 69.
You can also add your children onto your policy, as long as they live with you and are under the age of 18.