Blackburn College to cut 41 jobs

Blackburn College is set to axe a further 41 jobs as part of further cost-savings measures. It follows redundancies made this summer.

Blackburn College University Centre

Chief executive Graham Towse said the organisation is struggling to cope with increasing financial constraints.

He said: “Blackburn College, like all education and training providers, is under increasing financial pressure to operate in a more efficient manner with a focus upon delivering outcomes linked to income.

“We will do all we can to prevent any compulsory redundancies and as part of the consultation process will be introducing a voluntary severance scheme, available to staff affected. The college is committed to working collaboratively and constructively with trade union representatives and staff.”

However, unions say the reduced workforce would be handed 'unmanageable workloads'. Martyn Moss of The University and College Union, said: “Further cuts would be a disaster for staff and students.”