TeacherOur dedicated staff are central to the success of this vibrant College. We welcome applications from both teaching and non-teaching staff who will help us to care for the welfare of our students and support them in their studies. One of the largest and most successful sixth form colleges in the country, we offer applicants the opportunity to work alongside committed colleagues who have enabled the College to achieve ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted ratings in every respect. Our unofficial College motto has long been ‘we count in ones’. Not only is that at the heart of our work with our students, but we also strive to support and value our staff in the same way.

We are dedicated to safeguarding the students in our care. To that end, a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure will be required in the event of an individual being offered a position within our College. Our staff undertake regular safeguarding training and are subject to ongoing safeguarding scrutiny.

Staff benefits include:

  • excellent staff training and development opportunities
  • pension schemes for both teaching and support staff
  • access to an Employee Assistance Scheme
  • free parking, close proximity to the railway station and an active Cycle to Work Scheme
  • attractive and high quality facilities in teaching, support and social areas
  • free use of our gym
  • a genuine and strong commitment to equality and diversity

In a recent survey of staff, comments included:

"The College is very human in its appreciation of staff";

"The staff here are the most dedicated, conscientious and hard working I have ever come across";

"I love working here: very refreshing to work somewhere organised and one step ahead of the game".

We hope that you will join us!

Our current vacancies are listed below. We regret that, due to the large number of enquiries we receive, we are unable to accept or respond to speculative applications, that is where there is no relevant job advertised.

Number of vacancies: 4

  • Administrative Assistant (Maternity Cover)

    We are seeking a strong administrator to work across two departments in the College. Duties will include general clerical tasks; dealing with telephone and email queries; assisting in the preparation of exam paperwork and updating student records. You will work term time plus Enrolment Week which is in August. For much of the year, you will work part time for twenty hours a week but additional hours are essential from March and into the summer exam period. You should be educated to A level or equivalent, with strong IT skills and a willingness to work flexibly to support these busy teams. This vacancy is associated with a maternity leave as the permanent post holder is covering for someone else. It will therefore start as soon as possible and end on the return of the mother or after one year if she does not return.

    Applications to be received before 12:00 on Wednesday 24 January 2018.

  • Exam Invigilators

    Peter Symonds is a large sixth form college in Winchester, set in attractive grounds close to the railway station. We are looking for people to join our team of Invigilators, supervising students in College and public examinations.

    This is casual work paid on a claims basis at a rate that, with holiday pay, totals 8.50 per hour (review pending). You are free to accept or decline the hours offered to you but once you have committed to work on particular dates we will need to be confident of your attendance. You are also be required to attend a compulsory training session, which will be held in April ahead of the main exams summer exams season in May/June.

    You will work under the direction of an experienced Senior Invigilator and no experience is required, although you should feel confident working with teenagers. This is an opportunity for someone who would like to play their part in our busy team, making a key contribution at an important stage in the lives of young people.

    We would like to hear from you before 19 January 2018 and we will start seeing people as soon as we receive applications. Please contact Lisa White, Exams Officer, by email at or phone 01962 857549.

    Applications to be received before 12:00 on Friday 19 January 2018.

  • Examinations Officer (Adult & Higher Education Division)

    We require an Exams Officer based at our Adult & Higher Education Division. You should be well organised, with excellent IT skills and the ability to work under pressure. Experience working in an Exams Office is desirable but not essential. Hours are to be worked mainly during term time with some reduced hours during the holiday periods.

    Applications to be received before 12:00 on Monday 22 January 2018.

  • Marketing and Communications Assistant (Maternity Cover) (Part-time)

    Working with the Head of Marketing, you will be responsible for a wide range of activities, including pursuing and securing media coverage for the College and organising events such as Awards evening.

    You will also coordinate the production of the College’s publications, update the website, direct social media engagement and produce the College newsletter.

    The post is mainly term time, but you will need to be able to work on A level results day and during Enrolment Week at the end of August. Working days and times to be agreed but must include Mondays and Thursdays. Flexibility is required to cover some out of hours events, particularly in the evening.

    The successful candidate will have experience of digital marketing, PR, coordination of events, liaising with designers, printers and other suppliers and marketing administration. An excellent communicator, you will be well organised and happy to work unsupervised as required. Experience using Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or InDesign is highly desirable.

    This is an excellent opportunity to join the busy Marketing team of this thriving College, reaching out to current and prospective students, parents and the wider community. This is a temporary appointment to cover the the absence of a colleague on maternity leave, commencing in April and until her return.

    Applications to be received before 12:00 on Monday 5 February 2018.

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