Recruitment

Recruitment at Havant & South Downs College is underpinned by our College Behaviours and Values. They are the personal traits that are needed to achieve optimum performance in all job roles at the College.

Havant & South Downs is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all learners and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) in respect of both children and vulnerable adults, and to provide proof of their right to work in the UK.

Havant & South Downs College is committed to equal opportunities for all students and staff, regardless of race, gender, age, physical disability, political, sexual orientation or religious affiliations or marital status, and is fundamental to the ethos of the College. Equality of opportunity and respect for the individual are part of the College’s principles and values, and the College welcomes the benefits that a diverse workforce brings to the Corporation.

  • ‘I am a professional who will engage and encourage students with passion, reflect on their experience and take individual responsibility for my actions.’
  • ‘I am approachable and supportive in order to motivate and inspire. I am committed to achieving aspirational outcomes for all of our students.’
  • ‘I work with others as part of a team, sharing information and building effective working relationships, and together we take individual and collective responsibility for achieving cross-college goals.’
  • ‘I anticipate, understand and meet stakeholder needs, find innovative solutions, and ensure high customer service, responding to the ever changing needs of our community.’
  • ‘I reflect on my own performance and constantly look for ways to improve, taking responsibility for my own learning and development.’
  • ‘I am flexible and open to embracing new ideas/standards to be innovative in my role and open to new challenges, sharing my experience and learning from others.’
  • ‘I am an advocate for the College and its mission.’
  • ‘I treat others with courtesy, respect, honesty and integrity.’
  • ‘I contribute to improvements in efficiency, productivity and environmental impact and I treat College resources with the same care I would my own.’
  • ‘I accept nothing less than the best from myself and colleagues, give positive feedback and praise but also challenge poor performance and mediocrity.’
  • On site student run facilities including hair and beauty salon, restaurant and free access to the gym
  • Development and training opportunities and
  • Onsite nursery
  • Childcare vouchers
  • GAYE – Tax savings on charity giving
  • Pension scheme – LGPS and TP
  • Enhanced holidays over statutory minimum
  • Access to the onsite library
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Financial contribution towards eye test and glasses
  • Mindfulness sessions
  • Employee assistance programme that offers advice on work/career, housing, relationships, children, finance, pensions, your rights, health and wellbeing, management support and retirement
  • Ability to purchase NUS Extra card
  • Access to Costco wholesale membership
  • Cycle 2 Work scheme
  • KAARP, an employee benefits discount website that offers a range of discount across areas such as entertainment, finance, health, motoring and shopping

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Havant & South Downs College has signed the Charter for Employees who are positive about Mental Health. This means:

As an employer we recognise that: 

  • People who have mental health issues may have experienced discrimination in recruitment and selection procedures. This may discourage them from seeking employment
  • Whilst some people will acknowledge their experience of mental health issues in an open way, others fear that stigma will jeopardise their chances of getting a job
  • Given appropriate support, the vast majority of people who have experienced mental ill health continue to work successfully as do many with ongoing issues

As an employer we aim to: 

  • Show a positive enabling attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues. This will include positive statements in local recruitment literature
  • Ensure that all staff involved in recruitment and selection are briefed on mental health issues and The Equality Act 2010, and given appropriate interview skills
  • Make it clear in any recruitment or occupational health check that people who have experienced mental health issues will not be discriminated against and that disclosure of a mental health problem will enable both employee and employer to assess and provide the right level of support or adjustment
  • Not make assumptions that a person with a mental health issue will be more vulnerable to workplace stress or take more time off than any other employee or job applicant
  • Provide non-judgemental and proactive support to individual staff who experience mental health issues
  • Ensure all line managers have information and training about managing mental health in the workplace

MINDFUL EMPLOYER® is an NHS initiative run by Workways, a service of Devon Partnership NHS Trust. Workways supports people with a mental health condition to find or remain in employment. By signing the Charter, the College has committed to working towards the Charter’s principles and improving the working lives of our staff. For more information you can visit their website here. The signed Charter can be downloaded here.

CVs are not accepted unless accompanied by a completed application form. Please allow sufficient time for your application to reach us by sending your application back before noon on the closing date. It is also important that you use the correct postage, as insufficient postage on a large envelope (such as A4 size) will delay the arrival of your application.

Complete the application pack online and email it to recruitment@hsdc.ac.uk OR print the application pack and return your completed pack to: Human Resources, Havant & South Downs College, South Downs Campus, College Road, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 8AA.

If you wish to send your application via e-mail you do not need to complete the signature section, but please enter the date. We will obtain your signature on the day of interview, should you be shortlisted.

Application Forms are available online for each job listed. We thank you for your interest in our opportunities, however no further communication will be sent unless you are called for interview. Successful applicants will be called for interview within two weeks of the closing date.

Thank you very much for your interest in working Havant & South Downs College.

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