Search

15 jobs could go at East Coast College following merger of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft sites

PUBLISHED: 13:15 24 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:15 24 May 2017

Launch event for the formation of East Coast College, following the merger of Gt Yarmouth and Lowestoft colleges.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Launch event for the formation of East Coast College, following the merger of Gt Yarmouth and Lowestoft colleges. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

©archant2017

More than a dozen staff at a newly formed college serving Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft are at risk of redundancy.

The 15 staff at East Coast College could face losing their jobs following a consultation set up in April following the merger of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft colleges.

The consultation had originally proposed the restructure may lead to 31 full time equivalent jobs being shed - but that number has now been reduced to 15.

A statement from East Coast College said: “The overall restructure proposal presented in April suggested a reduction in staffing of 31 FTEs. To-date, consultation has been successfully closed with seven teams and the number of staff at risk of redundancy has almost halved to just 15.

“Due to the sensitive and inconclusive nature of this consultation period it is unfair on individuals to disclose further details at this stage.

“However we are working as compassionately as possible with staff to achieve a fair and equitable outcome for all affected, with our priority being the preservation and development of our students’ experience.”

The college says the merger of the two colleges provided an opportunity to realise efficiencies through shared services, reducing cost base and economies of scale.

This combined with increasing Governmental pressure arising from reductions in funding and increases in pensions and National Insurance contributions has resulted in a proposal to reduce total the workforce - leading to the start of the consultation.

East Coast College will educate more than 7,000 students on vocational courses across its two campuses from September.

Related articles

Other news

15 minutes ago

Suffolk Police are appealing for information about a man who was reported missing after he did not turn up for work.

45 minutes ago

Keen gardeners, stunning school displays and colourful businesses were just some of those praised for being the blooming best at a presentation evening.

13:38

A 19-year-old man who stole jewellery from the home of a retired Suffolk woman has been sentenced to two years youth detention.

Plans for 30 retirement apartments branded a ‘Spanish package holiday resort’ by opponents has been refused by councillors.

Most Read

Yesterday, 16:50

A 35-year-old man has been charged with attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child.

Read more
Lowestoft
07:24

Walk through the doors of a sweet shop, and you are transported back in time.

Read more
13:38

A 19-year-old man who stole jewellery from the home of a retired Suffolk woman has been sentenced to two years youth detention.

Read more
Ipswich Crown Court

Councillors unanimously rejected plans for an open gypsy and traveller site in Mutford and said they were being treated like ‘frogs in slowly boiling water’.

Read more
Ian Graham
Yesterday, 16:29

A burglar who forced his way into the home of an 80-year-old Suffolk man while he was away on holiday has been jailed.

Read more

Autumn Supplement

cover

Click here to view
the Autumn
Supplement

View

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 9°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Lowestoft Journal
e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Lowestoft Journal weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy