Careers with Exeter College

Want to work in a dynamic and successful college?

Exeter College places teaching, learning and student success as our top priority. We depend on excellent people to achieve and sustain our outstanding performance. You don’t have to have a degree to get into teaching in further education. Read more here to find out how you can fit teaching around your current occupation.

We are currently seeking new people to join our expanding team of Learning Assistants. We have different contracts available from variable hours to 30 hours per week.

Why work with 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.



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.


We have a college nursery (just off Queen Street). Also, if you are using registered or approved childcare, staff can join the Government Tax-Free Childcare Scheme.

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.


The College has access to a benefits platform giving staff the opportunity to sign up and access a range of discounts and benefits. Staff can also access other benefits including concessionary Adult Courses and can 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.
  • Leadership and Management Development Programme – offering staff the opportunity to improve their management skills
  • Advanced Teaching Practitioners – a core group of exceptional teaching practitioners to support, maintain and develop the standard of teaching delivery



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.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and we expect all our staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). For further information on the College’s commitment visit our Safeguarding page.

Equality and Diversity

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and access for all, irrespective of age, ability, background, race, disability, religion or belief, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership or pregnancy or maternity status.

We welcome applications for employment from the whole community.

Applications from people with disabilities would be particularly welcome and we have the ‘Positive about Disabled People’ accreditation.

For further information on the College’s commitment visit our Equality page.

Contact the People team

You can contact the People Team either by phone 01392 400360 / 400412 / 400907 or by email

People Team
Exeter College
Hele Road

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