Guernsey College of FE Weekly Newsletter Issue 40

Welcome to ENGAGE

Welcome to this weeks issue of ENGAGE. Thank you for your support. Keep talking.

If you have an article for ENGAGE please send it to Laura Le Maitre LauraL@gcfe.net by Wednesday at 12.00 midday.


You are invited! 6.00pm - 8.00pm @ Delancey Campus

Art, design, Photography and Media

Vacancies and recruitment schedule

Further to the conclusion of the consultation phase of the College's restructure, we are pleased to inform you of the vacancies that are available. You can find the list of vacancies and schedule for recruitment on the link below. Please note further vacancies may be advertised in due course. The list includes all current available posts.

All vacancies are open vacancies that seeks interest from across all sectors on Island. The following positions are also seeking candidates by engaging through exclusive arrangements with UK FE specialist recruitment agencies.

  • Faculty Director x2
  • Head of Learner Support Services
  • Programme Leader (Maths, English, Work Skills)
  • Programme Leader (Construction and Built Environment)
  • Team Leader Health and Early Years

This is to ensure one of our key success criteria for the restructure is successfully met. That is to appoint the right people to the right post doing the right thing.

Application form for posts on Lecturers' terms and conditions are also available on the link below.

Please note recruitment to some positions will be through the new recruitment system called SuccessFactors which will be available online from early June. This will be confirmed in due course.

If you have any queries with regards to any of the posts please email saboohif@gcfe.net

You can find all the relevant job descriptions on MyCFE.

I am sure you have noticed that we have been extremely busy this week with the selection process a variety of vacancies. I am pleased inform you that Jeff Stuart has been appointed to the Head of Learner Support Services and Lorraine Barker has been successful in the post of Faculty Director. We have offered the second vacancy for the Faculty Director to a UK candidate and we are awaiting confirmation of provisional acceptance and conclusion of the HR processes. I am also pleased to inform you that Jon Snow has been appointed to the post of Enterprise Academy Manager. You can find an updated Organisation chart that reflects the new appointments on My CFE.

I would like to thank all colleagues who were involved in the selection process and specifically extend our gratitude to Larry Granger, member of the Board of Governors for giving so generously of his time and expertise to assist us in making these crucial selections at the College.

It goes without saying that Laura Le Maitre has been an absoloute star with her superb organisation skills ensuring the extremely tight deadlines and timelines have been met.

I am pleased to inform you that we are on track on the timeline for the implementation of the review of the College. The new States of Guernsey recruitment system SuccessFactors will be used to appoint the remainder of the positions. We are hopeful that this new system will assist and improve the way in which we go about recruiting in the future. http://www.gov.gg/careers

This new system is very user friendly and once you have created a log in, you can apply for any jobs, without having to input your details again, and it can also draw career information from LinkedIn if you choose this option.

Last but not least I look forward to representing the College on Saturday morning at the Queen’s Birthday celebrations at Government House with students Caitlin Bowie, and Christopher Gavey, and then to attending the Final Art Show at Delancey in the evening - I hope to see many of you there.

Ladies, a reminder about The Pink Ladies Sunset Walk takes place on Saturday 20 June, 6pm from Grandes Rocques there is still time to do a bit of practice and sign up!

Have a restful weekend.

Saboohi Famili

Chief Executive and Principal



Our very own Bob Childs was instrumental in setting up a gamification workshop with local firm Ascot Barclay, and has appeared in both the Guernsey Press and Business Brief, great PR for the college’s IT staff and students. Articles can be found here: https://www.scribd.com/doc/268478850/Business-Brief-June-2015



Martine’s PLC group where tweeting each other in their PLC meeting yesterday and discovering how to use this social media tool to engage with students.


Helen inflicted pain on Access’s Donald Mather on Tuesday as he embarked on a charity mission of having his legs waxed!


The first year performing arts students will be staging their production of Everyman tonight and Saturday night this week. The show is the culmination of the skills they have learnt and developed over these past three terms and a real showcase of their talents. It would be wonderful to see you here at the Performing Arts Centre to support them. The play starts at 7.30 and is only an hour long (however, the medieval style entertainment starts at 7.00)! Tickets are available from the box office and are a bargain at £5! They have worked so hard, please do come down and help us to celebrate this hard work and dedication.

Alumni success

Kees Jansen emailed Chris Torode this week to let him know all their efforts were not in vain….

“I thought I would let you know about my first year grade, I’m glad to say that I managed to get a first at an awesome 81%!!! I’m so damn happy! I have learnt so much going to uni and have become slightly obsessed with the process of learning! The foundation laid down by the college course was more than enough to see us through the year and it placed me in a position to absolutely smash it.

Thank you for all of the help over the two years, (I managed to score 80% on the networking which means that a lot of it must have gone in!!)”.

Jane Le Poidevin

Assistant Principal

Accomodation needed!

Accommodation needed for professional couple 18 July - 5 September. Please let Laura know if you know of anywhere, thank you.


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  • For the sanity of students (and their lecturers) the next Cert Ed Course should be given longer than a year
  • University PD - on/off and now not funded!



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  • Matthew and Daryl from IT for all their help with setting up the interviews this week
  • Heather for the loan of and bringing laptops to Coutanchez - much appreciated
  • Phil for being a most excellent Tourguide!
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Thu 11-Sat 13 June @7.30pm – Everyman (BTEC Yr1 Students)

Thu 18-Sat 20 June @ 7.30pm (Matinee Sat @ 3.00pm) – History of Guernsey in Sixty Minutes (HOGISM)

Sun 05 July @ 2.45pm – William Tell (Opera)

Thu 16 July @ 7.00pm – NT Live Everyman

Wed 22 July @ 7.00pm – RSC Live The Merchant of Venice

Thu 15 Oct @ 7.00pm – NT Live Hamlet (With Benedict Cumberbatch)

Tue 27 Oct @ 7.00pm – NT Encore Hamlet (With Benedict Cumberbatch)

Tickets available from www.guernseytickets.gg or the Box Office on 749999

Please contact Kerry if you wish to steward for any of these events.

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