Development opportunities

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At Goldsmiths, we value being a learning organisation.

Our aim is to develop and equip staff with the skills and knowledge they need to navigate the changing context of higher education and fulfil their potential.

New starters

Goldsmiths welcomes new members of staff by providing you with information about the College and all the essential training you need to help you settle into life here. Our essential training includes workshops on anti-sexual violence and supporting staff to support students, and e-Learning modules on key areas of health and safety and information security.

Training and development

We offer a wide range of training courses and workshops, focusing particularly on an individual’s management and leadership development, and raising awareness of equality, diversity, and inclusion. We also offer bespoke, departmental activities to help our staff thrive personally and professionally. Our various development activities are facilitated by both external and internal specialists.

Coaching and mentoring

Coaching and mentoring is a part of all line managers' roles, and the College supports this by embedding coaching techniques into our Leadership and Management development. In cases where a staff member may benefit from working with an independent coach to support their personal and professional development, we have access to a network of accredited internal and external coaches.    

Performance and development reviews

Goldsmiths recognises the significance of career progression and providing opportunities for staff to excel professionally. The annual performance and development review (PDR) helps us achieve this by offering staff an opportunity to review the previous year and set objectives for the new year.


We have developed comprehensive procedures for grading, re-grading and progression (in accordance with the Framework Agreement), which includes the annual Academic Promotions and Pay and Progression processes.