About the College

Why work for us

Exeter College is a thriving and growing tertiary college which places teaching, learning and student success as our top priority. We enjoy an excellent regional reputation. The College was judged as outstanding by Ofsted in a pilot "no notice" inspection in 2012, and again in a public inspection in 2014. We were awarded the Times Education Supplements' College of the Year Award in 2012 and are currently the BTEC School/College of the Year 2014/15

In recent years the College has won a number of prestigious awards, including featuring twice in the Sunday Times "Best Places to Work" survey.

We depend on exceptional people to sustain our outstanding performance and therefore offer excellent conditions of employment and extensive professional development to all our staff.

Here's what some of our staff say:

"Reward and recognition is brilliant! The pay is good; there are opportunities to move up the ladder, and extra bits such as the restaurant and excellent facilities. It feels like every area of your work is supported by somebody or something."
"A great place to work."
"There was a lot of support for me – right from the beginning. From the moment that I walked in, everyone was so willing to help me. I had formal induction and was then assigned a mentor. It met my needs – definitely!"
  • Benefits


    We offer two defined benefits pension schemes, which scheme you are in will depend on whether you are in a teaching or support role. For further information visit the Teachers' Pensions website or visit the Local Government Pension Scheme website.

    Annual leave

    We know how hard our staff work and we believe our generous holiday entitlement gives staff the opportunity to have a good work life balance. We have a shut down period at Christmas too.

    Childcare vouchers

    If you are using registered or approved childcare, you can choose to take up to £243 of your salary each month in Childcare Vouchers to pay for it. The Vouchers are tax and National Insurance free, which means you get extra value from your pay each month that you can then use to spend on whatever you like!

    Cycle to work scheme

    We offer a cycle scheme which lets you pay for a bicycle and cycling safety equipment to enable you to commute to and from your workplace directly from your salary. You can spread the cost of brand new equipment up to the value of £1000 over one year and save money in the process.


    We offer staff discounts including IT software, taxi fares, external gym membership, sports injury and massage treatments and removal companies. Staff are also able to apply for an NUS Extra card.

  • Staff development

    We recognise the need to develop and retain outstanding staff and therefore invest heavily in a vast range of opportunities for continuous professional development. These include:

    • Staff development fund – enabling staff to attend external training and development events to enhance their skills
    • Staff development days – we deliver a number of training days offering a range of sessions to support the development of both teaching and support staff, including wellbeing focussed sessions.
    • Lead Programme – a training programme designed to develop the next wave of talented managers
    • Leadership and Management Programme – we work closely with an external management consultant to develop the operational and strategic thinking of the College's management and leadership teams
    • Improvement Practitioners – we utilise a core group of exceptional teaching practitioners to maintain and develop the standard of teaching delivery
  • Wellbeing


    We have an on-site gym, Central Fitness, which is available for all staff to use at a discounted rate. We run a variety of classes including spinning, yoga and Pilates. Click here to visit our Central Fitness page.

    Relax and rejuvenate

    Visit our H2B spa and salons that offer a wonderful pampering experience at discounted rates.
    Visit the @34 restaurant that gives staff the opportunity to relax over a coffee and/or lunch. The restaurant offers staff excellent service, food and drink at very reasonable prices.

    Employee Assistance Programme

    All our staff have access to a free, confidential 24 hour telephone counselling and information service (legal and financial).

    Occupational Health

    We have a dedicated on-site occupational health adviser who offers confidential support on health matters.

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