Mission, Vision and Strategy

Vision – where we want to be

Our vision is to play a leading role in transforming the lives of local people, our communities and our shared economic prosperity. We’ll do this by working in partnership with employers to meet the needs of our community through innovation, outreach and technology.

Integral to our plans is our mission and shared values. 

Mission – how we’re going to get there

In our increasingly complex world, West Herts College will do the ordinary things extraordinarily well – inspiring success through learning that stimulates a competitive edge in our students and a sense of fulfilment across our communities.

Shared Values – How we’ll behave

Student success: We are dedicated to success and achievement – striving to meet the needs of our students, communities and local employers.

Accountability: We ensure our decisions are data-informed, provide value for money, and are grounded in the best interests of our students, communities and economy.

Integrity: We value civic responsibility, high standards, ethical practices and the courage to act.

Lifelong Learning: We believe education is a lifelong opportunity and commitment – and we will demonstrate this belief by involving people of all generations.

Respect: We value difference and treat others with consideration – encouraging open and honest communication.

Responsiveness: We recognise and act on opportunities to be innovative and flexible – always adapting to the needs of our students, communities and economy.

Enterprise and Innovation: At the heart of innovation is an enterprising spirit seeking fresh ideas and opportunities.

Our Achievements

Here at West Herts College student success is our greatest achievement and listening to our students keeps us moving forward and focused on what matters most. 

Our students tell us:

  • 94% said their lessons were well taught
  • 91% were happy with the support they receive
  • 93% of parents would recommend the College to a friend
  • 90% of students would recommend the College to a friend
  • 81% of employers rate the College’s training as up to speed with the latest industry practices
  • 85% of our Higher Education students were happy with their experience

Our success rates:

  • 88% of all full-time students taking long qualifications succeeded (national average 81%)
  • 96% of all students on short qualifications succeeded (National average 88%)
  • 93% of students taking degree studies achieved their qualification

Join Us

CURRENT OPENINGS



  • Job Title

    Learning Assistant in Art & Design (0.4fte)

  • Location

    Watford

  • Posted

    27th September 2021

  • Salary

    Up to £21,018.14 pro rata per annum

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    An exciting opportunity has arisen within the School of Art and Design for a part-time fashion technician to support our students with technical and practical activities. The Scho ...

  • Job Title

    Director of Access and Widening Participation

  • Location

    Watford

  • Posted

    24th September 2021

  • Salary

    Competitive Salary

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    West Herts College is seeking a highly qualified and experienced candidate for the position of Director of Access and Widening Participation. The postholder will have significant ...

  • Job Title

    Director of Apprenticeships and Employer Services

  • Location

    Watford

  • Posted

    24th September 2021

  • Salary

    Competitive Salary

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    With a new apprenticeship strategy and a growing range of training for employers across the region, West Herts College is looking for a dynamic new Director to build on this and f ...

  • Job Title

    Estates Administrator

  • Location

    Watford

  • Posted

    24th September 2021

  • Salary

    Up to £22,240 per annum

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    ​Facilities management is an increasingly popular career choice and this role could be a great stepping-stone for the right person. We are looking for a full time Estates Administ ...

  • Job Title

    Learning Support Assistant and Carer – Skills for Life (Term Time Only)

  • Location

    Watford

  • Posted

    24th September 2021

  • Salary

    Circa £18,328 pro rata per annum

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    We are looking for a Learning Support Assistant and Carer to join the Skills for Life team, providing a wide range of programmes for students with learning difficulties and or dis ...

  • Job Title

    Hourly Paid Training Consultant in Carpentry

  • Location

    Watford

  • Posted

    21st September 2021

  • Salary

    £27.25 - £29.55 per hour

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    ​Are you looking for an exciting opportunity delivering training and assessments for Apprenticeships in the Carpentry Industry. We are looking to recruit an innovative and creativ ...

  • Job Title

    Learning Assistant in Electrical Installation (TTO)

  • Location

    Watford

  • Posted

    21st September 2021

  • Salary

    Up to £20,000 pro rata per annum

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    The School of Construction and Engineering are looking for a full time, term time only Learning Assistant to support our students with theory and practical activities in Electrica ...

  • Job Title

    Hourly Paid Lecturer in Carpentry

  • Location

    Watford

  • Posted

    20th September 2021

  • Salary

    From £27.25 - £29.55 per hour

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    The School of Construction and Engineering is looking for an hourly paid lecturer who can use their industry knowledge to help our budding Carpenters excel. Are you a qualified an ...

  • Job Title

    Hourly Paid Lecturer in Sport, Sport Science & Leisure

  • Location

    Watford

  • Posted

    17th September 2021

  • Salary

    From £27.25 - £29.55 per hour

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    ​The School of Sport and Travel is looking for an enthusiastic and flexible person to join our successful team on a fixed term basis until June 2022. We are looking for an Hourly ...

  • Job Title

    Hourly Paid Lecturer in Public Services

  • Location

    Watford

  • Posted

    17th September 2021

  • Salary

    TBC

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    ​Two exciting opportunities have arisen within the School of Public Services, Science and Computing. These roles would be perfectly suited to those with experience of the public s ...

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Contact West Herts College directly

Are you interested in joining our dynamic and professional team of staff, or have any questions regarding your application?

You can view all our current vacancies on our website site. https://www.westherts.ac.uk/vacancies/

If you wish to apply for a vacancy, please view the job advert and follow the apply here link to complete our online application form.

For more information about jobs or about working at the College, you can contact the HR team on 01923 812333 or email us at jobs@westherts.ac.uk.