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


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 professional background in finance or legal, experience of post 16 years education, and of course 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 on or 01271 338210.

More information can be found at or for an informal discussion please contact Jane Barton on 01271 852451. 


Part time & permanent (0.5 fraction)

Job Location: North Devon Campus

£11,830 - £14,033 per annum

(£23,660 - £28,066 full time equivalent)

Hours:  18.5 hours per week x 52 weeks
Closing date: 26th March 2018

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Part time, temporary up to 4th July 2018

Job Location: North Devon Campus (Barnstaple)
Salary: £7.80 per hour plus £1.25 holiday pay
Hours:  22 hours per week
Closing date: 23rd March 2018
Notes: For further information please contact Laura Elliott at or 01271 338066


Part time & permanent

Job Location: Mid Devon Campus
Salary: £9,858 - £14,003 (FTE £19,716 - £28,006)
Hours:  18.5 hours per week x 52 weeks
Closing date: 9th March 2018

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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:  £16,888 - £18,017 per annum (based on 37 hours a week)
Hours: Variable
Closing date: 28th March 2018
Notes: Please download an application form by clicking on the link above, and send the completed application to by the closing date

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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)
Salary: £23.49 per hour including holiday pay
Hours:  5 hours, 1 day per week – each Wednesday
Closing date: As this role is required asap we will be reviewing applications as they are received.
Notes: 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. 


Part- time on a casual basis, fixed term until 31st December 2018

Job Location: Location can vary depending on event
Salary: £8.80 per hour
Hours:  Variable
Closing Date: As this role is required asap we will be reviewing applications as they are received.
Notes: For further details please contact


Fixed Term from 1st April 2018 until 30th September 2018

Job Location: North Devon Campus (Barnstaple)
Salary: £16,888 - £18,017 per annum
Hours:  37 hours per week x 52 weeks
Closing date: 28th March 2018
 Notes: Please download an application form and send the completed form to by the closing date.

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