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Working for HVC

Hope Valley College is a happy, friendly place to work. Located in the heart of the Peak District, we are set in one of the most beautiful parts of the country but we are within easy commutable distance from Sheffield (25 minutes), Stockport and Manchester (35 minutes), Buxton (20 minutes) and Chesterfield (25 minutes). Hope Station is a 15 minute walk from Hope Valley College with direct trains to Manchester and Sheffield.

All our teachers enjoy Standard Teachers Pay and Conditions.

One of the benefits of being a single academy trust is that all our employees benefit from free Westfield Health Insurance in addition to the standard terms and conditions you would expect from working in a school. We provide staff showers for our many employees who cycle to work. We provide a salary sacrifice scheme for the purchase of IT equipment and tax free Busy Bees Child Care vouchers.

We have high expectations of all our staff. Every employee has an annual appraisal meeting where appraisal targets are set and agreed, where success is celebrated and continuous professional development is discussed and planned for.

Many of our staff are long-standing employees. We also have staff who will aim to develop their skills and experience at Hope Valley College before they want to develop their career by moving onto a larger and/or 11-18 school.