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Staff Benefits

Aspire Health & Wellbeing Centre

Offered at very attractive discounted rates to staff:


Our fully equipped beauty therapy salons offer a fantastic range of up-to-date beauty and holistic therapy treatments.


Our brand new contemporary hairdressing salon offers a full range of hairdressing services.


Our lavishly equipped air-conditioned gym is packed with all the latest cardio-vascular and resistance equipment.

21st-Century Campus

Over recent years Selby College has undergone a massive £35m campus redevelopment and now boasts some of the most-up-to-date facilities of any college in Western Europe; full of all the latest state-of-the-art teaching aids and technology, aimed at helping our learners to progress. For employees, it means you will be working in a modern, environmentally friendly campus; ergonomically designed to suit the very specific nature of our work.

The development plan for the top performing North Yorkshire college continues, with new emphasis on developing the college's extensive sports facilities, including the introduction of a new floodlit 3G all weather pitch and new community changing facilities.


We love to celebrate and have fun. We organise staff social events such end of year celebrations. Staff and students come together to plan and take part in fundraising activities and other worthwhile causes.

Coffee Shop

A fabulous Coffee Shop on the first floor of the Jubilee Building provides hot and cold drinks, snacks and speciality cakes and pastries.

College Shop

Selling a range of competitively priced art materials, stationery, sweets, gift wrap, cards, stamps, gifts, drinks and much more, the Shop is open daily from 9.00am-3.00pm.

Confidential Counselling Services

A trained Counsellor is available to listen and try to help you clarify difficulties, explore choices or provide support.

DW Leisure Club Membership

Corporate lifestyle membership of the DW Leisure Centre situated at Three Lakes Retail Park in Selby is available with special rates for staff and family members.

Selby Leisure Centre Membership

Corporate memberships include gym, swim, sauna, steam room and exercise classes, at a discounted price of £26.

Employment Development Scheme

Staff are able to apply for up to £300 each year to spend on training and development.

Select from the broad range of courses offered at the college, undertake the training in your own time and, subject to your line manager's agreement, the £300 is yours.

Open to all staff who have successfully completed their probationary period. This benefit is in addition to the cost being provided for any work-related training that you or your manager agree you need.

Eyesight Tests

Staff who are identified as 'users' under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations are encouraged to have their eyesight regularly tested.

We finance the eyesight test and the provision of spectacles for DSE use where required.

Pension Scheme

We run pension schemes for teachers and support staff and both are contributory. Both schemes provide life insurance cover of three times annual salary.

Generous Holiday Entitlement

The annual leave year runs from 1 September until 31 August of the following year.

Basic leave entitlements accrue in each full year as follows:

Lecturers: 37 days plus public holidays

Support staff: 25 days rising to 30 days after 5 years plus public holidays

Fractional staff: Receive a pro-rata entitlement

Staff can also apply to take up to 5 days' additional and unpaid leave in the leave year.

Laptop Loans

Laptop computers are available to loan free of charge. To check availability and arrange a loan, speak with staff in the Learning Resources Centre.


Childcare provision is available at the Bright Start Nursery which, for your convenience, is located on the campus.

Quality Standards

We have been recognised for the services we provide through the achievement of many prestigious quality awards including Customer Service Excellence (formerly Charter Mark), Customer First, Positive about Disabled People, RoSPA Health and Safety Silver Award, Matrix Standard, Nextstep Adult Guidance and Investors in People.


We have a fabulous Refectory serving breakfasts, lunches, evening meals and hot and cold drinks.

Sick Pay Provision

We operate a very generous sick pay scheme which you are entitled to access upon completion of six months service. More details are available from Personnel staff or the Staff Handbook.

Staff Recognition

£60 and an extra day's holiday is up for grabs for staff who are nominated and are successful in our monthly scheme.

Team of the Year

Time off to enjoy a lunch, or to have an evening meal for the team who are able to demonstrate that they have made an exceptional contribution to the life of the college and have created (or helped to create), through exemplary performance, a highly successful department.

Training Restaurant

Our brand new Training Restaurant enables you to enjoy a high quality range of dishes in a warm and welcoming environment at discounted rates.