The Hounslow area benefits from a diverse, culturally rich population. We are proud to be part of the local community and we proactively celebrate diversity.
At West Thames College you will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of ethnically and culturally diverse students and staff. This will broaden your experience and positively enhance your career.
Black and Asian people have made a significant and valuable contribution to the education of young people in our communities. We believe that employing a more representative number of black teachers and managers at the college will have a positive impact not only on the success and achievements of our black students, but on all our students, preparing them for life in multicultural Britain and the wider world.
In 2007-08 and 2008-09, we won National Beacon Awards for Equality and Diversity and Racial Equality. Our 2014 Ofsted inspection report comments positively that "All staff promote a culture of equality and inclusion" and "Teachers make good use of opportunities to promote and develop students' wider and deeper understanding of equality and diversity."
Our commitment to equality and diversity is clearly reflected in our ethos and culture – demonstrated by some of the following college initiatives:
We are proud to display the new Disability Confident Employer Award and are committed to taking action to ensure that all employees and prospective employees are supported in the workplace and at interview.
As part of our commitment to the employment and career development of disabled people, we will:
Please use the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (part of both the online and printed job application form) to tell us about your disability so that we can support and accommodate your needs.
If you require the application form in an alternative format – e.g. large print or on tape – or if you require support completing your application, please call our Human Resources team on 020 8326 2294, or email HR@west-thames.ac.uk.
“I started work at a college as an administrator. My manager said I related well with students and asked if I would be interested in teaching Key Skills Communications part-time. I gave it a go, thoroughly enjoyed it, and decided to study for my teaching qualification."