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The College of Law (CoL) has launched a redundancy programme that is expected to result in 20 teaching staff losing their jobs.
The shock move was announced to staff on 26 May, the same week news broke of CoL chief executive Nigel Savage’s hefty pay package, which saw him pocket £440,000 for the second year in a row (read more).
CoL said it hopes to make the cuts through voluntary redundancies although compulsory job losses have not been ruled out.
In a statement it said: “The college is proud that we have grown market share in a challenging and changing market place, including creating jobs when opening new centres in Manchester and Bristol.
However, the college must continually evolve with the market and reassess how we operate to ensure we continue to deliver the high level of service we offer to students and the firms we work with.”
The branches being affected by the redundancy programme are Birmingham, Chester, Guildford, London (Bloomsbury) and York.
The consultation period is ongoing and is set to conclude by the end of July.
In summer 2009, CoL’s arch-rival BPP Law School also made teaching staff redundant. But its programme only affected 11 tutors in Manchester (read more).