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Along with a competitive salary, our permanent staff enjoy the following benefits:


The College operates two pension schemes:

  • Teachers' Pension Scheme (TP) for all teaching staff
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for business support staff

Annual leave

In addition to the eight statutory holidays each year:

  • Lecturers receive 47 days' annual leave
  • Curriculum Managers receive 35 days' annual leave
  • Managers and business support staff receive 30 days' annual leave
  • Three additional days' holiday may be granted for the Colleges’ closure at Christmas

Other leave arrangements

  • Maternity, paternity, parental, special leave and sick leave policies are in place
  • Staff with five years' service can apply for a career break

Health and wellbeing

  • Comprehensive health insurance policy through Benenden
  • Occupational health service
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free eye examinations

Additional benefits

  • Childcare vouchers
  • Gym membership
  • Interest-free loans for travel
  • Cycle scheme
  • Discounted treatments at T'ien beauty salon (Lewisham College)
  • Credit Union

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Coronavirus update

Southwark College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students, it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:


This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk: