New College Durham is a vibrant place to work.  Bustling with students, and surrounded by dedicated and hardworking staff, it harbours a culture of innovation, transformation, and discovery.

This is made possible by a team of thriving, inspiring staff, who we take care to support in every way we can.

Staff working at the College can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Annual Leave

    Annual Leave

    All members of staff are entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement. 

    Teaching staff: 44 days

    Management: 35 days

    Support staff: 27/29/32 days (based on length of service)

    In addition staff are entitled to 8 Bank and Public Holidays.

  • Christmas Closure Period

    Christmas Closure Period

    In addition to annual leave entitlement, the college has a closure week for Christmas. Some staff do not have to take holidays for this period.

  • Occupational Sick Pay

    Occupational Sick Pay

    We have a generous OSP scheme, offering up to 4 months full pay, with a further 8 months at half pay depending on how long you have been with us.

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

    Cycle to Work Scheme

    Allows you to purchase a bicycle through salary sacrifice, saving on tax in the process.

  • Pension


    The College offers two pension schemes depending on the type of role undertaken. 

    Teaching staff are eligible to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme while Support staff may join the Local Government Pension Scheme. 

    Both schemes are a defined benefit pension scheme. Upon appointment you will automatically be entered into the relevant pension scheme and your contributions will be deducted on a monthly basis directly through the payroll. New College’s contribution to the TPS is currently 23.68%, and 20.40% to the LGPS.  Further details will be provided on appointment.

  • Free access to Counselling

    Free access to Counselling

    The College has an onsite team available to both staff and students to offer a confidential counselling service.    

  • Campus Facilities

    Campus Facilities

    The College has an onsite Gym which is open to all staff at a discounted rate.  Staff can use the Hair and Beauty facilities at heavily discounted prices.  There is also an onsite restaurant,Bistro 1819, which is open to members of staff as well as the general public and offers fantastic quality food at affordable prices. 

  • On-site Parking

    On-site Parking

    The College provides ample on-site parking free of charge to all staff and students.

  • Learning and Development Opportunities

    Learning and Development Opportunities

    New College Durham recognises the importance of ensuring its employees can reach their full potential. We offer the opportunity for employees to participate in training courses, development programmes, online learning and development activities.