Wakefield College Employee Reviews
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I enjoy working at Wakefield College cause it's friendly and like a family we all get on Hard work but we're left alone to get on with the job.the job involves cleaning toilet, showers, mopping, hovering using buffer machine's,dusting .we have great holidays, Christmas parties, BBQ party.a great place to work.
Christmas parties, BBQ party, and great holidays.
Hard work and early start.
Basically, a new course lead was employed who changed the whole team dynamics. 6/12 staff left within 6 months?! That speaks for itself. She was only a course lead who did not have a clue about her role and the management ignored all communication from us as a teaching team to nurture this amazing new starter. Unfortunately, this ‘curriculum manager’ was given ‘gardeners leave’ within 12 months! Too late - lost 6 committed teachers through ignorance
Poor Leadership of Middle Management
The culture at the Castleford campus is quite different to the main campus in Wakefield. The learners here are mostly on 'trade' vocational courses, and a tiny number are here but don't want to be. The college environment is light, modern and pleasant and the other staff are friendly and hard working. It lacks a central place for all the staff to relax in when on lunch breaks etc or to meet up in, which is a pity. The managers I have met are flexible and approachable, and do not try to micromanage their staff. Pay is not high, but the college is very easy to get to and there is plentiful free parking plus a lot of flexibility over hours. The campus is opposite Asda, which makes up a bit for the serious lack of variety in the onsite cafe. There is generally a lot of interest in jobs there; expect a fair bit of competition, but once you are in there are regular possibilities for moving sideways or on.
The management is an absolute joke. So many people are involved in simple decision making causing absolute chaos when it comes to the simplest of tasks, a perfect example is placing an order, it not only takes multiple amounts of time and effort to find suppliers that can be ordered from, you also need to have government training to be able to locate your manager to sign the order form, which then is passed on to the finance department, who then decide they’re going to put it on hold until they see fit it can be ordered. The option to progress in your career is next to none. You will be promised the world and never receive it
My campus is across from the asda
I drive 200 miles a week to earn a thousand pounds a month
I enjoyed working at Wakefield College as an LSA but I was on a zero contract. Friendly staff and felt appreciated by the students. Enjoyed helping without the responsibility of planning, teaching and marking etc.
18 hours part time which is what I wanted
Zero contract hours
- Great for family life balance. - Flexible working patterns. - Job Security - Good Pension and Perks - Generous Leave - Opportunities to develop learning. - Poor Leadership, lack of direction. - Low job satisfaction. - Lack of progression opportunities. - Average Salary.
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