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 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 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.  Please note - the Petroc Application Form is standard for all of our vacancies.

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. 

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     


Fixed Term either from 2nd July to 24th August 2018 or 16th July until 10th August 2018

Job Location: North Devon Campus (Barnstaple) and Mid Devon Campus (Tiverton)

Salary: £16,557 - £17,664 per annum (based on 37 hours a week)

Hours: Variable

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Please download an application form by clicking on the link above, and send the completed application to

Closing Date: 2nd March 2018



Are you an experienced and qualified carpenter or joiner and interested in teaching and training the new generation of carpenters and joiners?

In return for sharing your skills, knowledge and experience we will support you in becoming a teacher.

Due to the continued success and growth of our Wood Occupations department an exciting opportunity has arisen to join this high quality team.  The position would ideally suit someone with a passion for their trade, who is keen to retrain.

The post is part time and permanent (22.2 hours per week, 52 weeks per annum).

Job location: Mid Devon (Tiverton)

Salary range: £13,037 - £18,004 per annum for the part time role.

For further information please contact Marc Sevette on 01884 235340 (ext 5643), or email Marc on

Closing date: 2nd March 2018


Lecturer 2 -Mechanical / Electrical Engineer (Multi Skilled)

Part Time, Permanent

Job Location: North Devon Campus (Barnstaple)

Salary: £11,830 - £16,945 (£23,660 - £33,890 FTE) per annum

Hours: 18.5 hours x 52 weeks per year

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Closing Date: 23rd February 2018


Trainee Lecturer – Animal Conservation

Temporary, full-time

Job Location: North Devon Campus (Barnstaple)

Lecturer grade - £23,660 per annum

Hours: 37 hours x 52 weeks

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Closing Date: 26th February 2018


Catering Lecturer - Part time (5 hours, 1 day per week – each Wednesday) fixed term position start ASAP to 29th June 2018

Job Location: Mid Devon Campus - Tiverton

£23.49 per hour including holiday pay

We are seeking a catering professional, ideally someone who has experience of assessing and inspiring young chefs.  The role covers level 2 and level 3 for catering apprentices.  Working to industry standards this role involves practical workshops within in a professional kitchen environment. 

As this role is required asap we will be reviewing applications as they are received.


Social Media Executive - Permanent, Full Time

Job Location: North Devon Campus (Barnstaple)

Salary: £20,967 - £22,913 per annum

Hours: 37 per week x 52 weeks

As part of our creative and dynamic marketing team you'll be providing input to the overall marketing strategy and managing social media content, engagement and advertising. As an experienced digital communications professional you will be accountable for the day to day management of Petroc’s social media activity across various platforms where you will ensure the college’s engagement with its stakeholders is planned, and executed effectively.

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Closing Date: 28th February 2018, although as this role is required asap we will be reviewing applications as they are received.


Business Administration Apprentice

Full time, fixed term (depending on framework)

Job Location: North Devon Campus (Barnstaple)

Salary: £10,804 - £14,760 

Hours: 37 per week x 52 weeks

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Closing Date: 2nd March 2018



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