Associate network


About the associate network

The Staff College, formally known as the Virtual Staff College (VSC), utilises a network of associates to help develop and deliver its programmes. Members are from a range of professional backgrounds associated with children’s services, education, research and evaluation.

Opportunities are advertised to members of the network through calls for expressions of interest. The submitted expressions are taken through an assessment process to select the most appropriate associate to undertake the work required.

If you would like to become a Staff College Associate, please email Jessica Drummond at Jessica.drummond@thestaffcollege.uk  in the first instance.

Network Policies

Below you can find the policies which relate to the associates network:

Associate anti-bribery policy

Associate expenses policy

You will be taken through a simple joining process during which you will be asked for a copy of your CV and details of professional indemnity insurance. Acceptance to the network is at the discretion of the College.

Our commitment to you as a Staff College Associate

Should you be successful in being accepted to the network, we will:

  • invite you to attend sessions that we hold (if appropriate) to assist you with your CPD, there will be no payment charged or paid to you for attending it is completely voluntary
  • provide you with updates on our activities and forthcoming opportunities