Our People (2020-21 Year-End)
The staff headcount reduced by 139 full time equivalent posts to 801, this is largely as a result of two voluntary redundancy programmes and 3 groups of staff leaving the organisation through TUPE. The pandemic had a significant impact on College income, particularly in areas of apprenticeship and commercial delivery, which resulted in the staff reduction we see below.
The College’s staff turnover increase by 5% to 15%. This was not unexpected given the reasons for the reduction in staffing number outlined above. However, this is still well below the AoC national average staff turnover figure for 2018-19 (the latest data published) of 18.2% and the AoC West Midlands average staff turnover figure of 16.2%
Staff Sickness Absence
The staff sickness absence level has increased to 6.5 days, perhaps not unsurprisingly given the impact of staff absence that Covid-19 has had.
The staff ethnicity profile has remained the same when compared to the previous academic year.
The staff gender profile has remained the same as the previous academic year.
The staff disability remained consistent with the previous academic year.
Governing Body Diversity (November 2021)
The college’s Corporation (governing body) has 24% of governors from ethnic minority backgrounds. The age range of governors is not typical for the sector being younger than the norm with an even distribution of governors across a number of the age categories. The governing body has an almost equal split of male and female members. No member of the Corporation has declared a disability.
For information on pay efficiency please see Financial Strength.