York College

Essential information about pay and benefits

York College is a vibrant place to work.  Bustling with students, and surrounded by dedicated and hardworking staff, you can just feel the passion for learning when you walk through the front doors of this impressive building.

 Staff working at the College can take advantage of the following benefits:

 Annual Leave

All members of staff are entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement. 

Teaching staff:         42 days

Management:           35 days

Support staff:            30 days

In addition staff are entitled to 8 Bank and Public Holidays.

Christmas Closure Period

In addition to annual leave entitlement, you will enjoy up to 5 efficiency days at Christmas.

Occupational Sick Pay

We have a generous OSP scheme, offering up to 6 months full pay, with a further 6 months at half pay depending on how long you have been with us.

Employee Assistance Programme

Through Workplace Options our employee assistance programme you can access information, resources and counselling on any of the challenges that life may bring. The service is free, confidential and available anytime any day by email, phone or online.

Cycle to Work Scheme

Allows you to purchase a bicycle through salary sacrifice, saving on tax in the process.

Child Care Vouchers

Our salary sacrifice scheme enables you to pay for childcare vouchers through our payroll and save on tax in the process.


The College offers two pension schemes depending on the type of role undertaken.  Teaching staff are eligible to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme while Support staff are may join the Local Government Pension Scheme.  Both schemes are a defined benefit pension scheme. Upon appointment you will automatically be entered into the relevant pension scheme and your contributions will be deducted on a monthly basis directly through the payroll. York College’s contribution to the TPS is currently 16.48%, and 18.0% to the LGPS.  Further details will be provided on appointment.

Loans and Salary Sacrifice Schemes

The College offers interest free loans to help staff purchase a computer. In addition you can enter into a salary sacrifice arrangement to purchase a Bicycle.

Health cash plan provided by SimplyHealth

The College has teamed up with Simplyhealth giving staff the option to pay for a cash health plan through their monthly salary.  Cash plans help you to budget for your everyday healthcare costs including the cost of visiting the dentist, optician, physiotherapist and a number of other healthcare professionals. You pay a monthly premium, and then claim back the cost of those visits, up to your annual payment limits. There are 4 levels of cover, so you can choose the right cash plan for you. Cover for up to 4 children under the age of 18 is free.

Free access to Counselling

The College has teamed up with Airdale NHS Occupational Health to offer staff free counselling sessions.    

Campus Facilities

The College has an onsite Gym which is open to all staff free of charge.  Staff can use the Sports Therapy clinic, and Hair and Beauty facilities at heavily discounted prices.  There is also an onsite Spa offering the latest in treatments  Ashfield Restaurant is open to members of staff as well as the general public and offers exceptional quality food at reasonable prices.  It was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor in 2015.  The award celebrates hospitalityexcellenceand is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews onTripAdvisor.

On-site Parking

The College provides on-site parking at the cost of £1 per day (plus a one-off £5 administration charge) or £75 per year for an annual permit.

Partner Discounts

York College has also teamed up with a number of partner organisations and offers discounts and membership to a range of organisations including Costco wholesale, AA Breakdown cover, GB club, and Accor Hotel Group. 

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