Based at NorthDevon Campus

Full-time, permanent



Theadvertisedpost is full-time and permanent.

Hours of Work

You will be expected to work such hours as are reasonably necessary for the proper performance of your duties and responsibilities. Staff will normally work a 37 hour week. The hours for this post are 37 hours per week x 52 weeks per year


Thepostholderwillbeentitledto25days paidleaveperannum,plusBankHolidays. Alsothe collegetraditionallyclosesbetweenChristmasandtheNewYearandthesethreedaysareadditionaltothepostholder’sleaveentitlement. After 5 years’ service the entitlement will increase to 30 days.


The salary for this post will be £19,329per annum - £27,516 per annum. Progression through the range will not be automatic and will be in line with arrangements determined by the Corporation.

Probationary Period

As with all Petroc appointments, there will be a 10 month probationary period. This is to provide the opportunity for the line manager to ensure that the employee is on the right track and is progressing in the role as expected. The notice period will be one week during this probationary period.


You will automatically join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, which is an index linked final salary scheme. The contribution that you would make would be 7.4%of your gross salary, with Petroc adding 16.4%.


All Petroc employees are required to take part in the college’s Appraisal Scheme. You will be appraised on an annual basis. The appraisal is aimed at establishing work targets and to identifying to each employee’s training and development needs. It is not, however, linked to salary, promotional issues or any performance-related pay element.


All new staff are required to participate in a Staff Induction Programme, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Training, Health & Safety and Safeguarding Training as part of their Contract of Employment.

Trade Unions

You will be entitled to join a union at the college and, indeed you are encouraged to do so by college management. This is because college management consults with staff through a Joint Consultative Committee framework upon which recognised trade unions and/or professional organisations are represented. Recognised unions are UNISON and TGWU for support staff, UCU and ATL for academic staff and ACM for college managers. If you are appointed to the post you are applying for and wish for more information, the Human Resources Office will put you in touch with the appropriate branch representative.

Criminal Background Disclosure

Applicants / Employees are required to declare any pending criminal prosecutions they may have as well as any spent criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings as defined under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. The only exception to this requirement is that Applicants / Employees do not need to disclose any ‘protected’ cautions or convictions as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2013.

(Failure to disclose this information at any stage of the selection process could lead to dismissal upon appointment in a role)

NBDBS Disclosures will be taken up on successful candidates only.

More information is attached to our application form.

Sick Pay

Petroc offers its employees the benefit of a sickness allowance when absent due to illness. This ranges from one month’s full pay and two months’ half pay, after four months’ service to six months’ full pay and six months’ half pay after five years’ service. More details are contained in all Petroc Contracts of Employment and Sickness Procedures.

ID Badges

Photo ID badges are issued to all staff on appointment and can be used for photocopying and library borrowing as well as for identification purposes. It is a requirement that all staff wear their badges whilst on any college premises.

INSTRUCTOR/ASSESSOR – Health & Social Care
Based at North Devon Campus
Salary:£19,329 per annum - £27,516 per annum
Hours of Work: 37 hours per week x 52 weeks
Responsible To:Curriculum Team Leader for Care
Date of Job Description:October 2015
This job description is a current statement of the duties and tasks required of the post-holder concerned. The nature of the job description will change from time to time and its terms are always governed and over-ridden by the post-holder’s Contract of Employment. The duties outlined in this document do not constitute a comprehensive or exclusive list and duties may be varied from time to time which do not change the general character of the job or level or responsibility entailed.
The College has an active Equal Opportunities, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, commitment to which is expected from all staff. Applicants are, therefore, invited from all suitably qualified people irrespective of disability, gender or race. In particular, applicants with a disability, if they wish to do so, may indicate on the application form details of their disability.
  • To work collaboratively within the relevant subject area and with internal and external stakeholders on the delivery and development of high quality care teaching and learning programmes

• To teach and/or assess learners within the relevant vocational area and to awarding body standards in a timely manner
• To manage the programmes within the relevant vocational areas
• To carry out full internal quality assurance responsibilities and liaise with College Quality Team and Awarding Bodies
• To supervise a small team of subject tutors to ensure quality of assessment practice, provide appropriate support, identify CPD requirements and report to the Senior Vocational Trainer
• To act as a mentor to new instructor/assessors and other instructor/assessor staff identified as requiring additional support
• To prepare and/or review all relevant learner documentation and learning materials
• To engage, interview and maintain relationships with prospective students and/or employers and liaise closely with parents and/or employers throughout the length of the programme
• To play a key role in marketing courses within the relevant vocational area
• To carry out and manage administrative functions associated with the development and delivery of learning programmes within the relevant area including participation in relevant team and course meetings and enquiries.
• To participate as required in staff development activities and in continuous professional development.
• To fully participate in the College’s Quality processes which form part of the annual quality cycle; including the relevant self-assessment report documents, retention and success rates and quality improvement plans
  • To lead and manage small teams of staff
  • To act as a mentor to new instructor/assessors and other instructor/assessor staff identified as requiring additional support
  • To carry out full internal verification responsibilities

Education and Qualifications
An appropriate vocational qualification in a relevant area
Evidence of continuing professional development
A full teaching qualification or willingness to work towards
Appropriate assessor/verification training award or willingness to work towards
Relevant Knowledge and Experience
Knowledge and experience relevant to the subject area
Experience of delivering relevant programmes
Knowledge and appreciation of the current agenda related to quality within Further Education
Experience of using a range of differentiated and creative teaching strategies and resources
Experience of developing course material
You will need to demonstrate:
Personal Effectiveness
Flexibility and a capacity to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Effective ICLT skills
Organisational and administrative skill
The ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels across the College and with outside agencies
Personal Qualities
A commitment to Equal Opportunities and Diversity
A commitment to raising standards for all learners in order for students to achieve
their full potential
A commitment to self-improvement
Enthusiastic, inspirational and innovative
To be an effective team member
To have a positive approach and to look for constructive solutions
To be flexible in the management of change

All positions are subject to the completion of an Enhanced DBS Disclosure

Applications should be returned to

by no later than 4.00 pm on 7 October 2016

Applications received after this deadline will not be accepted

If you have not been called for interview within two weeks of the closing date for this post, you should assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion