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Who are we?

If you're thinking about working with EKC Group, we want you to understand what drives us. So read on to find out why we're passionate about delivering outstanding outcomes for the communities we serve...

EKC Group is one of the largest further education providers in the South East, with more than 1,200 staff delivering education to 12,000 students. We are relentless in our drive to deliver an inspirational education experience for young people and adults across our family of five Colleges and three Business Units.

At the heart of everything we do is community. Ensuring that we are playing a leading role in contributing to the economic and social prosperity for the communities which we serve is core to EKC Group’s mission. 

As an education provider, we're committed to ensuring the very best for students who choose to study with us, as well as providing opportunities for those who need them most. We have a range of inspirational learning environments, such as our four-star Broadstairs hotel, The Yarrow, and many of our lecturers have significant industry experience.

Find out more about the EKC Group, its Colleges and Business Units.

Our organisation

EKC Group serves communities which span the whole of East Kent. We have Colleges in Broadstairs, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Sheppey, as well as providing a range of services across the whole of the area from our Business Units, EKC Commercial Services, EKC IntoWork and EKC WorkHigher.

 

A message from our Group Principal

Thank you for your interest in working with EKC Group. We have high aspirations for the future of our Group and want to deliver the best for the communities that we serve. In order to realise our vision, we are looking to attract ambitious, driven staff members. That could be you.

These are exciting times for us. With areas of excellence in the Group and significant opportunities to improve, grow and diversify, we’re excited about the future of skills development in East Kent, and the chance we have to truly systematically plan it.

Our way of working

Wellbeing 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 more than 1,200 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 staff wellbeing forum, which is aimed at supportive 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 mental health and financial support for staff. We support 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.

Culture and Values

Making sure EKC Group is a great place to work for all of our staff begins with our values. These are expressed in a single word, CAREER, which outlines our organisational values, and the behaviours we want all of our staff to exhibit in their work.

Our culture is one of collaboration and community. We’re strong believers in putting community first, with our Colleges and Business Units working in partnership to deliver the transformation their locality wants and needs.

We’re proud that our staff body is representative of the communities we serve, and we’ve been champions of driving social action within them, helping to deliver positive changes across them. We are committed to equal opportunities and celebrate the diversity of staff and students.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy, and are proud to offer a working environment that gives opportunities to all.

We also always ensure we celebrate our staff successes, cascading best practice and commending those who go above and beyond. If you think these ways of working align with your values, why not take a look at our vacancies and come and work with us today.

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