Vice Principal Quality, Curriculum & Learners

Do you want to play a leading role in a team taking a college to Ofsted outstanding and TEF gold? Do you have a track record of educational improvement, leading innovative, effective digital pedagogy, and next-generation learner engagement services? Do you share a passion for tackling the climate emergency through curriculum and pedagogy in one of the most beautiful parts of the country? Then we want to hear from you.

Petroc is going places.  Nominated for three Beacon Colleges Awards in 2020 and topping the NICDEX index of FE Colleges in 2018, we are a successful tertiary college, with provision from entry to HE levels, offering A levels, T levels, adult learning and apprenticeships, across three campuses.  

This is an opportunity to be in at the start of a new era, just after our Good Ofsted in 2019. We have a new strategy, ‘Petroc 2025’, and five years to achieve our mission of ‘Excellence through Learning’.  You will lead the transformation of our pedagogy and curriculum and drive performance improvement across the board, establishing the College as a top performing college of the future, bringing outstanding results and outcomes for learners and partners. 

Please get in touch to arrange an informal chat with the Principal & CEO, Sean Mackney, by emailing

Closing date:  7 February 2021

Assessment Centre:  22 and 23 February 2021