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Petroc is one of the leading education providers in the South West, delivering a wide-ranging further and higher education curriculum throughout Devon and beyond.

We are one of the largest employers in the area, with approximately 800 members of staff supporting an annual cohort of over 10,000 learners, ranging in age from 14 to 80+ years! This figure includes apprentices and A-level, vocational and degree students studying both on site and in the workplace, and also the learners benefitting from our distance learning programmes. We pride ourselves on our forward-thinking, passionate and highly-skilled staff who make Petroc a vibrant, inspirational and exciting place to work and study.

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer, always selecting staff on the basis of ability and the requirements of the post, detailed in the Person Specification. 

Petroc is central to the economic, social and cultural needs of our surrounding communities and we work closely with local employers to shape our curriculum to ensure we are meeting local training demands. Over the past five years we have secured over £20 million of investment to transform large parts of our campuses to create bespoke, innovative and inspiring learning and working environments for our students, staff and visitors.

Information for Applications

To apply for any of the positions advertised below, please follow the links below:

Application Form

The application form should be completed in full. Please demonstrate on your application form how you meet the requirements listed on the Person Specification. Curriculum vitaes are not accepted.  Please note - the Petroc Application Form is standard for all of our vacancies.

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Our Current Vacancies


We are seeking a committed individual who shares our vision for high standards in further and higher education to join our Governing Body.  We especially wish to recruit an individual who is a qualified accountant, one who values the work that we do for young people and adults.

The College Governor role is voluntary.  If you are interested in this opportunity, you can obtain an information pack by emailing our Human Resources team, or by calling 01271 338210.  For an informal discussion, please contact Jane Barton on 01271 852451. 



Through a collaborative partnership with the University of Bolton, we are looking to deliver Nursing Degrees in the North Devon area.  A number of nursing lecturing vacancies are available which will be based at the North Devon District Hospital and the Petroc North Devon Campus in Barnstaple, contracted through the University of Bolton.

Senior Lecturer in Nursing - £43,266 - £50,130 p/a

Full details - click here 

Lecturer in Nursing - £36,261 - £42,036 p/a

Full details - click here

An application form, job description and person specification can be viewed on the University of Bolton website:

or requested by email:

Alternatively, please telephone our 24 hour answering service on telephone 01204 903579 



Part Time, permanent

Job Location:

North Devon Campus


12.5 hours per week x 36 weeks, working Monday to Friday, from 6.15am to 8.45am

Rate of pay:

£9.43 per hour (including holiday pay)

 Download a job description




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