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Employee benefits

In addition to the great culture, awesome colleagues and the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, there are many other perks to working at HSDC. These include:

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme or Teacher’s Pension
  • Enhanced holidays over statutory minimum
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • A device purchase scheme for laptops or tablets
  • Free on-site flu vaccinations
  • Financial contribution towards an eye test and glasses for visual display users

Your Working Environment

Free parking
All three campuses (Alton, Havant and South Downs) have free on-site parking, as well as good public transport links.

Food outlets
Regardless of which campus you are working on you will have access to onsite cafés including Starbucks (bring your own travel cup for discounts on hot drinks on all sites).

In addition to the refectories, South Downs Campus also has an on-site restaurant called 74 South, available for dinner reservations, as well as offering lunches at various periods throughout the year. You can also access ‘Pantry 74’,  an outlet selling pre-prepared food from our professional chefs in training.  

Both our South Downs and Alton campuses have their own nursery onsite. Spaces are accessible for children of staff working at either campus (space permitting).

Learning Hubs
All HSDC staff have access to the learning hubs at all campuses, with the opportunity to borrow books for research, professional development or leisure, and even take part in the book exchange initiative.

Gym and sports facilities
South Downs Campus gym and Alton Campus gym are free to use for staff, there is also a sports massage clinic at various points throughout the year at our South Downs Campus. Colleagues are also able to make the most of exercise classes offered onsite, both at lunchtimes and after work hours. There is an additional cost for South Downs Campus gym classes and Alton Campus classes are free for staff.

Staff Development

As an organisation that puts education at the forefront of everything we do, it’s only right that we take the same approach for our employees.

There are a wide range of training and continued development opportunities available to staff. These include in-house sessions on coaching and mentoring, the opportunity to attend workshops and seminars, staff development days, as well as funding available towards relevant qualifications. HSDC also offers opportunities for funded research and cross-college projects, with some research bids involving international travel to speak at conferences.

To celebrate staff success we also have a strong reward and recognition programme.

Ever thought about getting into teaching?

At HSDC, we value dual professionalism. If you have industry experience and a desire to teach we can help you on your journey to becoming a fully qualified lecturer. We can offer 50% of funding towards your PGCE/Cert Ed fees* or cover the cost of your qualification upfront with the option of a repayment plan. This means you can work and qualify at the same time!

*If you are recruited as an unqualified lecturer, you must enrol on the PGCE/Cert Ed within your first two years of employment. You are also enrolled on the fully funded Level 3 Award in Education & Training (formally known as PTLLS) shortly after you start with us, so your formal teacher training starts straight away.


  • Student discount card
    All employees are eligible to purchase an NUS TOTUM card. This gives you access to hundreds of discounts with retailers including Co-op and ASOS alongside money off restaurants and attractions such as Alton Towers and Pizza Express.
  • 25% off hair & beauty treatments
    All staff receive a 25% discount on treatments offered at South Downs Campus training salon Synergy.
  • KAARP staff discount
    HSDC staff all have access to KAARP, an employee benefits discount website that offers a range of discounts across entertainment, finance, health, motoring and shopping.
  • Costco membership
    Staff have access to a Costco wholesale membership, giving you access to a wide range of discounted products.
  • Reduced print costs
    Our Print Services are available to the general public for the printing of pictures, invitations, cards, leaflets, brochures and more. As a member of staff, you are able to get preferential rates for any personal printing requests.

Giving Back

Giving back to the community is an important part of working at HSDC. All staff are given the chance to give back to causes close to their heart. There are opportunities for volunteering and regular fundraising activities for both local and national charities.

Staff are also able to contribute to a charity through the Give As You Earn (GAYE) scheme.

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