The role, powers and responsibilities of the Governing Body derive from the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 and the Instrument and Articles of Government. It is the role of the Governing Body to agree the strategic policy and overall direction and to hold the Management to account for performance. It is the role of the Principal to implement the agreed strategy and to manage the college's affairs.


Board vacancies

This is an exciting time to be involved with Petroc. We continue to implement our Petroc 2025 Strategy ‘Excellence Through Learning’; the college is ambitious and strives to achieve excellence in all areas - including governance.

Petroc is passionate about raising the aspirations, knowledge and skills of individuals, communities and businesses in Devon and beyond and is recognised by Ofsted as a good provider of education and training.

We would welcome applications from exceptional people who can give time across finance, healthcare and education and those with higher-level strategic management experience. The roles are ideal for those with recent senior boardroom experience but are also suitable for those seeking to broaden their own experience by joining the board.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and interests and operate an inclusive policy in respect of Board membership. 

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the Head of Executive Office and Governance Advisor, Joanna Boardman. For more information on roles and to apply, please visit this website.