Redundancies at two colleges

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NORTH Notts College has announced it has cut 20 teaching and support staff jobs in a bid to save money.

The redundancies are aimed at helping the college save around £600,000 from next year’s budget after the Government grant was cut.

In May, when staff were told their jobs were at risk, it was thought up to 26 staff could go, but the final figure came in at just under.

North Notts College employs around 500 staff across its Worksop, Retford and Shireoaks sites.

Seventeen staff will be leaving the main campus at Worksop and three at Retford.

Principal John Connolly said the job losses were regrettable.

“Whilst I always regret the need to make any compulsory redundancies, the final outcome shows a determination from all parties to find the best possible solution,” said Mr Connolly.

He said consultations with staff had been very positive, leading to nine taking voluntary redundancy and 11 compulsory.

“We are now looking forward to the year ahead, building on our recent success as the best performing college in Nottinghamshire,” he said.

“I am grateful to all our staff for their tremendous hard work and commitment in making such a great difference for each of our students, even in such times.”

Mr Connolly added that the level of cost reduction had been met, and the college was not looking to make any more savings.