Careers at South Essex Colleges Group

Join our team

We are the largest provider of technical and vocational education and training for 16-18 year olds, adults and apprenticeship provision within Essex – and we are growing!

We offer:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Career progression
  • A range of benefits
  • Training packages
  • Flexible working
  • A variety of roles

About the college

1000+ staff

With over 1000 staff there are plenty of career opportunities to choose from.

4 role types

We offer four types of job role; management, teaching, support and specialist.

5 campuses

We have campuses in Southend, Thurrock, Basildon and Stephenson Road.

3 railway links

All our campuses are easily accessible and have excellent transport links.

6 virtual tours

View our campus virtual tours to explore our facilities, spaces and technology.

Disability Confident

South Essex College is certified as a Disability Confident Employer.

Equality and diversity

We celebrate everyone, irrespective of their race, colour, disability, age, religion, belief, gender or sexual orientation. Ours is a culture of equality and diversity. Equality means that everyone will get a fair chance and diversity means that your differences will be respected and embraced.

Please view our equality and diversity webpage to learn more.

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Job role types

Senior management and management

The college’s managers and senior management team play a number of vital roles within the organisation.

Did you know?

It's an exciting time to join us with a new Principal and new academic year.

Teaching and teaching support

Teaching in further education is an exciting and highly rewarding career choice for both experienced and newly qualified teachers.

Take Teaching Further Project

We have a range of support for industry professionals who are looking to get into teaching.


We recruit a large range of people with a variety of skills to ensure the smooth-running of the college and provide a high quality service to our students.

Did you know?

Our support roles include HR, marketing, IT, estate management and catering.

Specialist and developmental

Ensuring the safety of our students is a key part of college life; we need highly qualified, empathetic and professional people.

Did you know?

Our specialist roles include safeguarding, additional learning support mentors and student enrichment officers.

Why work with us?

Reach your potential

Because the student experience is at the very centre of everything we do, our staff are passionate about delivering education and training that will ensure our students reach their potential.

Our high standards are maintained by fully supporting our teams across all of our campuses.

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We are an equal opportunity employer. All candidates are welcomed at the college without regard to ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Disability Confident Employer

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to:

  • Ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Ensuring that disabled people have equal opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations
  • Removing barriers and increasing our understanding
  • Supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work

Loads going on!

Festivals, theatre, cultural events… Essex is full of great things to do without the stress of London commuting.

Essex is a great place for adventure seekers. There are numerous parks, public gardens and woodlands. Sports include mountain biking (we’re home to the Olympic mountain bike course), trekking and water sports.

A range of benefits

As well as a competitive salary, the college has some amazing benefits including:

  • Free breakfast at all campuses
  • Free Eye test and contribution towards glasses for VDU users
  • Enhanced sick pay and family (subject to policy terms)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flu Jabs
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Keep up-to-date

Some of our teachers choose to work on a part-time basis so they can continue to work in their chosen industry. This allows them to keep up-to-date with important developments and to continue forging links and contacts that benefit our students.

What our staff say

Si Andrews

Si Andrews
Lecturer – HE

One of the reasons I like working for this college is how the college helps me to teach learners. To improve their learning skills, and to give them a career in whichever subject they like to learn.

Alex Elder

Alex Elder
Student learning coach

We get up every morning, and there is always something different. I think that's something you don't normally get in mundane places to work and different sectors of work.

Sarah-Jane Barry

Sarah-Jane Barry
Lecturer – service industries

It's really good to work at the college because we're always learning as teachers ourselves, new ways to teach and train our students, it's really fun and exciting to work with all different types of students.

Vacancies and applying

Using E-recruit

We’ve launched a new way for you to apply for jobs here at South Essex College. By registering through our E-recruit service you can apply for any of our vacancies, at any time, without the need to re-enter your details for each application.

You can also sign-up for job alerts making sure you never miss out on the opportunity to apply for that job you’ve been waiting for.

To find out why and how we collect and use personal data you can view our Privacy notice.

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Current vacancies

If you feel you have the right attributes and want to join us, view our vacancies and apply.

Assistance with applications

If you require assistance with the application process please email a member of the HR/Recruitment team at