Richmond upon Thames College

About Richmond upon Thames College

In 2017, Richmond upon Thames College celebrated its 80th anniversary as a major educational establishment based in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. We are proud of our long and successful heritage and over the years thousands of people have chosen to study with us at our campus in Egerton Road, Twickenham. We offer a wide range of courses and subjects for 16-18 year olds including A levels and an extensive choice of technical qualifications from entry level through to level 3 including BTECs, NVQs and Apprenticeships. We also offer a number of Higher Education and Access to HE courses, as well as courses for adults, aimed at developing skills and enhancing employment opportunities. We are proud of our diverse student community and our mission is to support and enable all our students to achieve their maximum potential.

Our Purpose

  • To drive aspiration, ambition and achievement.

Our Vision

  • To be a college that enhances careers and life chances with inspired provision and a commitment to our community values

Our Values

  • Mutual respect, honesty, integrity and personal accountability.
  • RuTC offers a wide range of generous staff benefits, demonstrating commitment to its employees. Please read on to see full details below.

    Family Friendly Benefits Flexible Working Practices

    The College understands and supports the need for flexible working. Requests should be made in writing and given to your line manager in the first instance. Consideration is given to requests against the business needs of the College.

    Childcare Vouchers

    A childcare voucher scheme via the Edenred salary sacrifice scheme is available in the College. Details of how to enrol and further information can be obtained from the Human Resources department.

    Special Leave

    The College has a Special Leave policy (Leave of Absence) which allows employees to take some paid time off for certain special circumstances (maximum allowances apply). These days are at the discretion of the line manager, within the terms of the policy.

    Health and Wellbeing Benefits Eyecare Vouchers

    Employees who regularly use a VDU are entitled to receive an eyecare voucher which allows the employee to receive a free sight test from participating opticians.

    Staff Gym Facilities

    The College has a fitness suite available for all employees, which has a ladies only evening, and other sports activities at discounted rates.

    Travel and Journeying Benefits Season Ticket Loan

    The College offers a facility to allow employees to request an interest free advance on their salary for the purchase of an annual rail ticket season loan, repayable over ten months.

    Car Parking

    The College has limited staff parking areas at the front and to the rear of the College. A parking permit must be obtained from the Estates department. Staff are also able to park in the student car park or in Harlequins.

    Cycle to Work Scheme

    The College enables you to buy a tax-free bike through Cycle Solutions.

    Training and Development

    Employees are entitled and encouraged to further their own development. The Training Department is happy to fully or partially fund courses for CPD, the maximum reimbursement limits are reviewed each year. A number of the College's adult courses are also available to staff.

    Holiday Allowance

    The College has a generous holiday allowance for all staff, which is considerably more than the statutory minimum. Further details can be found on your contract of employment.

    Pension

    As an employer the College contributes money each month, for all employees who are members of either the Local Government Pension Scheme or the Teachers' Pension Scheme. The contribution rates are normally reviewed each year, but are significantly more than the individual contribution rates.

    Staff Counselling Service

    The College and University Support Network provides counselling and support for staff and their families regardless of age, length of service or union affiliations.

    Library Facilities

    The College has a large library which all staff are entitled to join. The library has a large fiction section and a wide range of DVDs.

    Training Restaurant

    The College has a number of students training to become chefs. The training restaurant is available for staff to use and try the meals prepared by the students at reasonable prices.

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