One job loss as city’s re­gional col­lege starts re­struc­ture

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

A re­struc­ture at Peter­bor­ough Re­gional Col­lege has seen a staff mem­ber made re­dun­dant, and there could be lec­tur­ers made re­dun­dant next year.

The col­lege, which em­ploys 773 peo­ple, is car­ry­ing out two re­views.

A spokes­woman said: “Peter­bor­ough Re­gional Col­lege un­der­takes pe­ri­odic re­views to en­sure that we’re op­er­at­ing ef­fi­ciently. This is im­por­tant for our fi­nan­cial sus­tain­abil­ity but also to make sure that tax­pay­ers, who ac­count for about 70 per cent of our in­come, are get­ting good value for money.”

The first re­view has now fin­ished, with sub­ject ar­eas - such as hair and beauty and hos­pi­tal­ity and cater­ing merg­ing, lead­ing to one per­son be­ing made re­dun­dant.

Plans to re­duce the num­ber of lay­ers be­tween tu­tors and their man­agers has seen fur­ther roles re­moved, but af­fected mem­bers of staff have been of­fered lec­tur­ing po­si­tions with their salaries un­af­fected for the next two years.

Over­all, just one per­son has been made re­dun­dant.

How­ever, the spokes­woman added: “In the next stage of our ad­just­ments, sched­uled from Jan­uary on­wards, it is pos­si­ble that the over­all num­ber of lec­tur­ers may re­duce as we trans­fer out some non-teach­ing re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to other staff in the way that many col­leges al­ready have.

“How­ever, it is also likely that a growth in stu­dent num­bers may off­set some of that.” She added that it was im­pos­si­ble to of­fer fig­ures at this stage.

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