Working at Hugh Baird College

The College is a friendly, diverse and vibrant place to work. If you join our team you will be working with enthusiastic and dedicated colleagues who put students at the heart of everything they do.

We expect all staff to aspire to be outstanding in everything they do showing creativity and innovation to support the continuous development of the College. In return, you will be encouraged and supported to achieve your full potential.

I hope you are inspired to develop your career at the College and wish you good luck with your application.

Rachael Hennigan,
Principal and Chief Executive.



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About Hugh Baird College

The College has an annual turnover of over £20 million and our strong financial health has allowed us to continue to invest in the College’s estates and in the quality of our provision.

We deliver courses across an extensive range of provisions, from apprenticeships, to T-levels, A-levels, university level courses and adult learning, with dedicated campuses and employment-focused results.

We have a purpose-built, multi-million pound University Centre and Sefton Sixth Form College, a dedicated campus for A-level provision. We also have a specialist hotel school and flagship restaurant, industry-focused hubs, and a unique enterprise village with a salon, florist, café and gym. All of our exceptional facilities are enhanced with the incredible personal support we offer to every one of our students.

Positive about mental health

We are a Mindful Employer and we have signed the ‘Charter for Employers Positive about Mental Health’. We are committed to creating a supportive and open culture, where colleagues feel able to talk about mental health confidently.

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Ofsted 'Good' Rating

In 2018, we were inspected by Ofsted achieving a grading of “Good” placing us amongst the best College’s in the North West. The findings of the inspectors demonstrate the passion and commitment of staff within our college.

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Our Staff

We have over 570 staff working for the College which caters for more than 5,000 students studying on 300 courses from basic skills to full honours degrees.

Our staff join us from a variety of backgrounds into both teaching and support roles. We have a track record of providing outstanding development to support career progression into teaching and management and welcome applications from inspiring individuals with a passion for developing the next generation.

Working at Hugh Baird College provides many benefits including access to a Career Average Pension Scheme, up to 48 days holiday including bank holidays, subsidised on-site gym, including a range of exercise classes and a benefits platform offering a wide range of discounts in high street shops, discounted travel passes and salary sacrifice schemes.

Centres of Excellence

Our outstanding facilities and dedicated, state-of-the-art buildings are spread across several campuses, each with its own unique educational focus.

Located across two campuses; Balliol Road Campus and Healthcare Campus, our Further Education provision provides a wide range of full-time vocational subjects and part-time learning opportunities.

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Our purpose built University Centre is where students benefit from a unique environment to study for degree-level qualifications.

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At the Sefton Sixth Form College, students aged 16-19 can study a wide range of A-levels and Level 3 BTEC courses.

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Our Business Development team advise, coordinate and deliver apprenticeships, training and funding options to employers across the Liverpool City Region and beyond.

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Staff Benefits

The College has a range of benefits and facilities available for staff.

Quality & Awards

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Latest Ofsted Report

Our latest Ofsted inspection report in March 2018 reflected all the hard work our leadership team, teaching staff, and support staff have put into Hugh Baird College, with ‘Good’ results for all our college-based courses. We’ve also been commended on the quality of our teaching, our personal development and support programmes, and the outcomes of our learners.