Job Vacancies

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 16,000 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. 

When it comes to results, Petroc was in the top 9% of colleges in the country for both A Levels and Extended Diplomas in the 2015 DfE performance tables, our apprenticeship success rates are consistently above the national average and 1 in 3 students on our BA Honours programme achieved a first in 2015.

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 Applicants

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. Click here for an application form.  Please note - the Petroc Application Form is standard for all of our vacancies

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

We collect equality information solely for monitoring purposes to ensure that our policies and procedures are effective and that we have a workforce that reflects all sections of society. The information you enter on this form will not be used in assessing or scoring your application or at interview stage.  Click here for an equal opportunities monitoring form.

Please click here if you require any further assistance and guidance on your application.

After you have completed your application, please return all forms to

Our Current Vacancies


Employment Lead- SLDD

Full time, Permanent

Job Location: North Devon Campus (Barnstaple)

Salary: £23,196 - £25,251

Hours: 37 hours per week

Closing date: 27 February

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Hours – varied

Job Location: North Devon Campus

Hourly rate: £7.21 +holiday pay

Candidates must have a D1 category on their driving licence



Part time, Permanent

Based at North Devon Campus

Salary: £3,765 per annum (£13,916 FTE)

Hours: 12.5 hour per week x 36 weeks per year (to be worked over a 52 week period)

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Specifically to cover GCSE and functional skills

Based at Mid Devon & North Devon Campuses

Part-time, variable hours

Hourly rate: £19.81 per hour plus £3.22 per hour holiday pay

For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Glenn Borthwick at

A CV can be submitted in the first instance as an expression of interest



We are seeking committed individuals who share our vision for high standards in further and higher education to join our Governing Body. We especially wish to recruit individuals who have a regional outlook, employ apprentices, have roots in our Northern Devon or Mid Devon communities and who value the work that we do for young people and adults.

The College Governor role is voluntary. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Human Resources for an information pack at or 01271 338030.

More information can be found at or for an informal discussion you may contact Bettina Walker, Head of Governance on 01271 852456 or



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