Married college boss facing the sack for ‘Jack-the-lad banter’ and boasting: ‘I’m an awesome sh*g’ to female colleagues

Married college boss facing the sack for ‘Jack-the-lad banter’ and boasting: ‘I’m an awesome sh*g’ to female colleagues

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A MARRIED boss could be sacked because of his “Jack-the-Lad” sexual banter with female colleagues which included his boast, “I’m an awesome sh*g.”

Stuart Tandy, 42, has been accused of being “sexually motivated” with female staff working at the further education college Torfaen Training in Cwbmran, South Wales.

Stuart Tandy has been accused of being ‘sexually motivated’ with female staff at Torfaen Training
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Stuart Tandy with wife Heather
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The Education Workforce Council hearing was told he forced a female colleague to dance with him at the college Christmas party and telling her: “You’re making me hard”.

College manager Mr Tandy is also accused of making a foul-mouthed speech at the festive bash in a pub where he told his shocked staff: “Cindy likes c*ck”.

Presenting officer Cadi Dewi said Mr Tandy was “sexually motivated” – and used sex language in his £36,00-a-year management role.

Miss Dewi said: “He was described as a Jack-the-lad who used sexualised language and innuendo the work place.

“He asked one colleague if she had a quickie with her husband before coming to work and asked others if they were having an affair.”

The hearing in Cardiff, was told Mr Tandy also boasted to staff: “I am an awesome shag – my wife told me.”

Mr Tandy faces a series of allegations over his behaviour while manager at Torfaen Training, a council-run further education centre in Cwmbran, South Wales.

‘JACK-THE-LAD’

Mr Tandy is accused of “unwelcome sexual contact” by smacking one colleague’s backside on a staff night out – and asking her if she was wearing underwear.

Miss Dewi said: “While attending the Torfaen Training Christmas party Mr Tandy forced colleague E to dance when she did not want to then forced his groin into her and told her ‘you’re making me hard’ or words to that effect.”

One colleague, known as person B, told the hearing how Mr Tandy smacked her bottom on the night out while celebrating another worker’s 40th birthday.

She said: “I was talking to a colleague and I felt someone smack my bottom. I did not see who it was but I was told it was Stuart Tandy.

“He whispered in my ear: ‘Are you wearing underwear because that felt like skin on skin?’

“I was shocked and taken aback by this. He said I will keep an eye out for you later.”

Mr Tandy created ‘a climate of fear’


Presenting officer Cadi Dewi

The woman – who said Mr Tandy’s wife was also at the party – complained to college bosses the following week and Mr Tandy was suspended.

She described him as “narcissistic and misogynistic.”

She added: “I have never come across that sort of banter in the workplace before.”

The Education Workforce Council heard Mr Tandy created “a climate of fear” by shouting and swearing at fellow workers in meetings and “demanding respect”.

Miss Dewi said: “Staff members described his management style as very autocratic. He was quick to anger and would talk down to members of staff.

“He would have angry outbursts in team meetings, swearing at staff members and reducing them to tears.”

Miss Dewi said Mr Tandy told colleagues their ideas were “a crock of s***” and said “they could f*** off elsewhere”.

Mr Tandy, who did not attend the hearing, has admitted smacking the woman’s bottom and swearing at staff members but denies being sexually motivated or that his actions amount to unacceptable professional conduct.


He denies all allegations in relation to dancing with the woman at the Christmas party.

Mr Tandy also admits lying to his line manager, saying he needed to leave early to help a disabled family member move house – when he was really getting a tattoo on his arm.

If he is found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct Mr Tandy faces being struck from the Educational Workforce Council register.

The hearing, due to last five days, continues.

Mr Tandy has been accused of using sexual language in his £36,00-a-year management role
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