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Job Vacancies at PRC

Here at Peterborough Regional College we employ around 700 members of staff in a wide range of roles across the College. Our diverse workforce includes Lecturers, Technician and Assessors who support our curriculum provision.  In addition we have a wide range of support staff including Finance, Library, IT, HR, Marketing, Maintenance, Caretakers and Cleaning staff.

We are committed to ensure you understand the recruitment process and that we give equal opportunity for everyone.  To assist with your application we recommend that you take time to read this information prior to submitting your details.  If after reading this you would like more details please contact the HR Team on

Current Vacancies

You can apply for any of our job vacancies via the on-line process which can be accessed by the following link:

To make things easier for you we have provided some documentation on how to apply on line which you may find useful. Read more…

We advertise using a wide range of on-line media, including FE Jobs and also attend local recruitment fairs and marketing events.

We do on occasion restrict some of our vacancies to existing employees. These roles will be clearly identified as internal staff only, so please do not apply for these roles if you are external to the College as we will not be able to consider you application. Any role we do restrict to internal staff will often create another opportunity within the team so do keep a regular check on our website for areas of particular interest.

At times if we have a large number of applicants we will close our jobs earlier than the advertised closing date. If you see an opportunity you are interested in therefore, we encourage you to apply straight away.

  • Recruitment Process -

    Application stage
    Please make sure you have either saved or printed a copy of the Job Specification Document before applying as you will not be able to access this document once you have started the application process.

    To apply for any role click the ‘Apply for this Vacancy’ button. If this is the first time you use the on-line system, you will need to register your details and create a password for your account. Please make a note of the password for future reference as you will need this to monitor your application or to apply for roles in the College. All data provided will form the basis of your electronic employee file should you be successful in your application.

    To ensure we have all your relevant details we encourage every applicant to pay careful attention to the person specification which details the key skills and experience needed to be successful in the role. To enhance your application we recommend that you look at the essential and desirable skills that you will need to demonstrate during the application stage and tailor your application accordingly. For example, if it asks for a qualification or specific experience please detail how you would meet these requirements within the “Please specify how you meet the short-listing criteria for this role” free text box.

    The softer skills detailed, for example team working and communication skills, will form part of the interview stage should you be successful in being short-listed for the post.

    Interview stage
    If you are successful in being selected for an interview we will contact you via telephone and then confirm by email. On some occasions such as arranging assessment centres we will only email depending on volume of applications, so we recommend you also check your Spam folder in case the email is caught in your email filter. We also encourage all applicants to track the progress of their application by logging onto their recruitment account.

    On invitation to an interview you will also be advised if you will be required to undertake any recruitment tests. All our tests will be relevant to the role that you apply, for example applicants for our lecturer posts may be asked to carry out a micro-teach as part of the selection process.

    We do not pay any expenses associated with attending an interview at the College.

    Interview outcome
    For those successful candidates any job offers made are always subject to a number of pre-employment checks which may include a DBS enhanced check with child and adult barred list check, dependent on job role and location.

    If you are unsuccessful in your application you will be advised by email.

  • Variable Hours Lecturing at PRC -

    Thank you for showing interest in Peterborough Regional College (PRC). At PRC we have over 700 employees in a wide range of roles across the College. Our diverse workforce includes Lecturers, Technician and Assessors who support our curriculum provision. A key part of our curriculum workforce is our Variable Hours Lecturers. This group of staff compliment our full and part time workforce to support our student delivery.

    What hours will I work?
    All our variable hours lecturers are employed on a zero hours contract. Individual curriculum areas will look to agreeing, where possible, a timetable of hours with their Variable Hours Lecturer team of staff on an annual basis. Hours will vary depending on curriculum and student demand.

    Where possible we will identify what hours are available per week on the advert. If you want to find out more about the hours on offer prior to applying for the role please contact the relevant Academy Manager for the area or alternatively contact the HR Team on 01733 762222.

    What will this role include?
    As a variable hours tutor your duties will include:

    – preparation of learning materials and assignments
    – delivery to students
    – student assessment
    – marking of work
    – personal professional development
    – supporting student enrolment
    – attending parents evenings

    How will I be paid?
    Due to the flexible nature of hours to be worked all staff on zero hours contracts are paid a month in arrears. Hours are claimed on a timesheet by the 7th of the following month for payment that month. So for example all hours worked in October should be claimed via the timesheet by the 7th November for payment on the 30th November. All timesheets need to be with HR by the 7th so you will need to complete and send to your line manager for authorisation by the 3rd of the month to ensure payment can be made.

    The currently hourly rate for lecturers is:

    – £12.92 for pre-qualified lecturers
    – £14.15 for qualified lecturers (Level 5 DTTLS or above)

    For each hour taught within FE at PRC, 30 minutes preparation time can be claimed. As the contract is zero hours an additional percentage of 0.237% is paid to cover the payment of annual leave on hours worked.

    So for example if you deliver a 3 hour lecturer you are paid as follows:

    Non-qualified teaching rate

    Action Time Payment Amount
    teaching time 3 hours £38.76
    preparation time 1 1/2 hours £19.38
    annual leave 4 1/2 hours £13.77
    Total amount paid for 3 hour lecturer £71.91

    Qualified teaching rate

    Action Time Payment Amount
    teaching time 3 hours £42.45
    preparation time 1 1/2 hours £21.23
    annual leave 4 1/2 hours £15.08
    Total amount paid for 3 hour lecturer £78.76

    For HE teaching at UCP the preparation time is increased to 50 minutes for each hour taught. So for example if you deliver a 3 hour lecturer you are paid as follows:

    Qualified teaching rate

     Action Time Payment Amount
     teaching time  3 hours  £42.45
     preparation time  2 1/2 hours  £35.38
     annual leave  5 1/2 hours  £18.43
     Total amount paid for 3 hour lecturer  £96.26

    The payment for annual leave can be either claimed on a monthly basis or at set times of the year at the individual request. Any holiday not claimed will be paid in August of each year.

    Meeting rate

    You will be asked to attend events such as safeguarding updates and for this you will be paid a meeting rate of £7.20.

    Will I be supported in achieving my teaching qualifications?
    If you teach for more than 100 hours per academic year you will be supported in obtaining your level 5 teaching qualifications. The College provide this training in house and will fund 50% of the cost of the course.

  • Why you should work for PRC -

    We are a great place to work and have a wide range of employee benefits including:

    We offer a generous holiday entitlement of between 30-37 days holiday per annum depending upon your job role, together with 8 bank holidays per annum and up to 5 college closures days over the Christmas period. This means that in total you are entitled to between 43-50 days paid leave each year for full time employees. All part time staff receive a pro-rata amount.

    Pension and Life Insurance
    You can join either the Local Government Pension Scheme which is available to support staff or The Teachers Pension Scheme which is available to teaching staff. Both schemes includes a death in service payment of three times your final pay. If you want to find out more now please visit either:


    Facilities on-site:
    – Cafes, Parcs Restaurant and two shops
    – Cash point
    – Health & Beauty treatments in our Revive Salon
    – Nursery – our on-site facility is available for pre-school children
    – Library+ – access to a wide range of books and IT equipment
    – Staff lounge – a chill out point for staff to relax during breaks
    – Travel agent on-site to book your holiday, train and hotels
    – Free car parking
    – Prayer and Contemplation Room

    – Sports facilities – we have an on-site gym
    – Counselling helpline – access to a free 24 hour helpline
    – Eye tests – free eye sight tests are available for regular PC users
    – Health Shield Healthcare Cash Plan

    – Flexible working – we have a range of working patterns available for employees that enable flexibility while meeting the needs of the College
    – Maternity and adoption – generous occupational maternity and adoption benefits available along with up to 12 months off work

    – Childcare vouchers – make savings on the cost of registered childcare through tax and NIC exemptions
    – Sick pay – we have a generous sickness entitlement with full and half payment for up to 12 months (linked to length of service)

    – Annual performance review and development
    – Professional development – the opportunity to undertake courses on site and externally to ensure employees develop and improve their skills

  • Equal Opportunities Monitoring -

    Our on-line application process incorporates an equal opportunities monitoring page. This information is very important to us as it gives an indication of whether we are reaching all areas of the community. This information is stored separately from your application and is not used for short-listing or as part of the final selection. All candidates are required to complete all areas of this section as this helps us improve our service to you as candidates and also forms part of your employment record should you be successful in your application.

  • College Values -

    Our values are very important to us at PRC, they identify who we are and how we behave. Our values are:

    1. Student and Employer centred – we aim to achieve a high quality learning and training experience for every customer
    2. Excellence – we strive for excellence in all areas of activity
    3. Integrity – we will demonstrate integrity in everything we do, working with respect, openness and trust and celebrating diversity
    4. Collaboration – we seek to work in partnership to support our mission

    As we want our employees to share these values, these will form part of our recruitment selection. These values then continue to be assessed through our performance review and salary progression frameworks.

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