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Sparsholt College Group, Incorporating Sparsholt College, Andover College, University Centre Sparsholt and the Corporate College has been a leader in delivering further education for over 100 years, with an unrivalled national and international reputation. Each cornerstone of our organisation serves to deliver the college’s mission, which is ‘Raising Aspirations, Unlocking Potential, Advancing Futures ’.

The College Group comprises the following:

Sparsholt College is a specialist land-based college, recognised locally, regionally, nationally and internationally for providing outstanding education in the land and environment, sustainable technology and sport and outdoor education.

University Centre Sparsholt is a key national and international provider recognised as a leading institution for specialist higher land-based education. We are validated by the University of Portsmouth for our qualification suite ranging from Foundation and Undergraduate degrees to Master’s.

Andover College, including both the 6th form centre and Professions centre is integral to the Andover community providing a vibrant range of academic and vocational courses with a strong focus on learner achievement and progression into higher education or skilled employment.

Our members of staff are our greatest asset, bringing values of Excellence, passion, teamwork, integrity, innovation, sustainability, valuing others and supportiveness to our teams. Whether you’re employed in a business support category or a teaching capacity, everyone has a role in helping this college to be successful.


We offer three different pension schemes:

  • Teachers’ Pension Scheme: All academic staff are eligible to participate in this Scheme
  • Local Government Pension Scheme:  non-academic staff employed by the college are eligible to join the LGPS
  • NEST:  staff employed by Sparsholt College Services Ltd are eligible to join this Scheme

Holiday entitlement 

The leave year runs from 01 August to 31 July.  Leave entitlements are pro-rated for part-time staff. 

Academic staff:  42 days plus bank holidays

Business Support Staff: The holiday entitlement on commencement depends on the grade of the post (grade 3 or 4: 22 days and grade 5 to 8: 23 days) plus bank holidays. Holiday entitlement increases to 25/27 days, dependent upon grade, after 5 years’ service.

Non-academic staff are eligible to Purchase Additional Annual Leave via a salary sacrifice arrangement

Other Benefits Include:

  • Free on-site parking.   We also promote a Car Sharing Scheme
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
  • Occupational Maternity Pay Scheme
  • Flexible Working Policy and arrangements
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Scheme and a Health & Well-being Portal
  • Free Library membership with access to a range of on-line journals and magazines (e.g. National Geographic, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, What Car, Runners World, Gay Times)
  • On-site gym at the Sparsholt campus
  • Facility to purchase Sparsholt produce including: plants, fruit & vegetables, fish and game.
  • Access to discounted hair treatments at the Andover campus
  • Ability to access a range of CPD events, including wellness events, and on-line learning courses leading to a level 2 or 3 qualification.
  • Eligibility to seek support with undertaking a professional qualification.
  • Staff Recognition Scheme and a Long Service Award Scheme
  • Active Staff Association (who organise staff quizzes, walks, theatre trips and on-site sports events (badminton, 5 a side football, tennis)
  • Free Uniform for non-office based business support roles
  • Free eye tests, and glasses if required, for staff who use a PC for a significant amount of their role
  • A dog kennel facility at the Sparsholt campus (a waiting lists applies)
  • Various food outlets and eateries offering good value food and drink at competitive prices

We operate on 2 main campuses

Sparsholt, Winchester

The campus is based in a lovely rural setting with staff having the opportunity to go for walks around the grounds and estate during break times where the full seasons of the year can be experienced.

Yet, the campus is only a 4 mile drive to the city of Winchester.


The College campus is situated in the heart of the town centre and a few minutes’ walk to both the bus station and train station which has excellent links to London and the South West.

There is a Nursery on the Sparsholt campus operated by a commercial provider

current vacancies

Here lists any current job openings and opportunities to apply at Andover College or Sparsholt College , should you wish to apply for jobs and join our amazing team: