It’s not just a great salary you can expect when you come to work at EKC Group. We also offer a wide range of sector leading benefits. These include a generous annual leave allowance, exceptional pension package, life assurance scheme and company sick pay.

Generous annual leave allocations, with full time Lecturers earning 42 days per year plus bank holidays.

A fantastic contributory pension scheme is available for all staff, either the Teachers’ pension Scheme or Local Government Pension scheme, depending on your job role at the College.

In addition to a supportive wellbeing policy and help to return to work, EKC Group offers a generous sick pay scheme, which increases to 6 months full pay and 6 months half pay, dependent on service.

For those moving into the local area, there may be an advantage of obtaining financial support with our relocation scheme.

The Group offers supportive dependents leave benefits including: ‘first day at school’, moving house and other flexible working opportunities. We also have onsite nurseries at Broadstairs, Canterbury and Folkestone.

Free eye tests and glasses vouchers, free annual flu jab vouchers, free counselling, Occupational health, medical screening and more.

Staff are able to obtain salary sacrifice for bicycles, technology and lease cars

We are supportive of staff who are reservists, ex-forces personnel or serving in nonregular forces, including support to attend summer camp and training days. The Group will also support mobilisation, deployment and recuperation time and other special leave to enable attendance at support groups and reunions, in accordance with our Wellbeing policy.

Staff can enjoy 10 per cent for staff at the Canterbury Spa, The Yarrow hotel, Canterbury Sports hall and gym and free access to an online reward site which provides generous discounts for holidays, supermarket and high street store cards and much more.

Generous budgets enable staff to continue their Continuous Personal Development with the EKC Group, with internal succession schemes in place for those wishing to further their career.

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Wellbeing – it’s not just a buzzword at EKC Group

Our staff are the lifeblood of our business. Ensuring all of our colleagues continued wellbeing is therefore crucial to all of the work undertaken by EKC Group. We want our workplace to be an environment in which our whole Group community is able to feel happy and healthy in everything they do. Our overarching aim is to embed wellbeing in every facet of the Group, delivering meaningful and measurable enhancements for our whole Group community. And with around 1,400 staff, it’s crucial we’re taking action. That’s why we have a range of initiatives that place staff wellbeing at the forefront of our way of working.

We operate our Group Organisation Culture Development Group, which is aimed at supporting and improving the wellbeing of all of our colleagues across the Group. We use this to listen to our staff, and to ensure that they’re getting the support they need to do their jobs effectively and efficiently. As part of this, we are always developing new initiatives such as our ‘parental buddies’ which provides support and advice from colleagues and peers to new mums and dads.

Alongside these new initiatives, we’re also working to ensure colleagues are supported in their mental health and finances. We offer a programme of training for staff ‘mental health first aiders’ alongside a package of awareness training for our managers. We also deliver financial wellbeing support for staff members which help remove the burden of financial worry from staff.

As part of our core belief in Environment, Social and Corporate Governance we also commit ourselves to empowering staff to take time out to deliver social actions that will make a positive impact on their community. This gives colleagues the opportunity to live our corporate values and do something wonderful for those around them. We do this through our ‘My 10 Days’ initiative.