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Here at Lakes College, we strive to offer a high-quality and exciting job for all of our staff members.

We ensure that your work is challenging and interesting, and want to help you to succeed within your role.

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Why work for Lakes College?

  • Annual ‘cost of living’ award subject to affordability.
  • Incremental progression through individual career families.
  • Allowances for designated first aiders & mental health first aiders.
  • Comprehensive learning & development programme.
  • Support to obtain professional qualifications i.e. Masters / Degrees.
  • Fantastic free range of further opportunities for learning & development unrelated to your work area.
  • Cross college staff conference days.
  • Team development days.
  • Pension schemes and generous employer contributions for teacher’s pension and local government.
  • Generous annual leave and bank holidays entitlement (plus 2 discretionary days).
  • Flexible working arrangements (Flexi-Time and Term Time Only Contracts).
  • Family friendly policies (Maternity / Adoption / Paternity / Parental Special Leave).
  • Cycle to Work scheme & Techscheme in a salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Travel & Subsistence payments for college business.
  • Clean, welcoming and friendly working environment.
  • Modern purpose built building.
  • Ample free on site car parking.
  • On-site occupational health service.
  • Independent confidential staff counselling service.
  • Reduced prices for onsite gym membership.
  • Reduced prices for hair & beauty salon (Distinctions).
  • On site restaurant (Graduates).
  • Free eye examinations.
  • Free Flu Jabs


  • We are prepared, present and committed to our best
  • We take responsibility for our own learning and improvement
  • We all take responsibility to do the right thing


  • We deliver consistently high standards for all our customers
  • We respect and value everyone’s contribution and celebrate differences
  • We respect our environment and the role we play in our community


  • Be your best, support and inspire others to be their best
  • We work together as one college
  • We are productive, reflective and seek to improve
  • We embrace opportunities to build resilience

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Lakes College currently have no local union representatives onsite and we are actively working with UCU / Union to recruit for representatives.

Facility Time Publication Requirements 2022/223

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 came into force on 1 April 2017. Public sector employers must publish this information annually covering the 12-month period beginning 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

Facility time is time off taken by a union official that is permitted by the institution in order to carry out trade union duties.


Lakes College West Cumbria figures 

Table 1 Relevant trade union officials 

Number of employees who were relevant trade union officials during the relevant period  

Full time equivalent employee number




Table 2 Percentage of time spent on facility time

Percentage of time spent on facility time Number of employees




Table 3 Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time

Total cost of facility time


Total pay bill


% of pay bill spent on facility time



Table 4 Paid trade union activities

 Paid trade union activities as a percentage of paid facility time


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