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Job Vacancies at PRC

COVID 19 – Recruitment 

Further to the continually developing situation with regard to Coronavirus, we must confirm that College recruitment have been placed on hold. Please be assured that this is a temporary measure with a view to protecting the safety and wellbeing of all involved, and that we plan to recommence recruitment for roles as soon as possible.

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 hresources@peterborough.ac.uk

Our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants,  setting out the details of the data we collect, why we process it, who has access to it, how we protect it and how long we keep it for can be accessed here: Privacy Notice for Job Applicants

Current Vacancies

You can apply for any of our job vacancies via the on-line process which can be accessed by the following link: www.peterborough.ac.uk/recruit/Recruitment

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 have also provided a list of Recruitment Process FAQs at the bottom of this page to help you with the application process. If you experience any difficulties during the recruitment process, please contact the HR Team by phone on 01733 762222 or via email at hresources@peterborough.ac.uk

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.

Further Information

Why you should work for PRC
The College prides itself on providing superb practical facilities to all our students and a strong emphasis is placed upon preparing our students for the world of work.  All of our courses include practical and technical skills development as well as the underpinning knowledge to support progression into further education, higher education, apprenticeships and employment.

We offer a diverse and broad range of courses ranging from Entry Level to Level 6 programmes. These include BTEC and skill based courses, Access to Higher Education courses, HNCs, HNDs and Degrees through our University Centre Peterborough.  We work with hundreds of employers across the region, delivering apprenticeships and bespoke tailored provision to suit their needs.

Our aim is to deliver high quality education and training that responds to the needs of employers and individuals. We have a strong commitment to our students, their families, our community, our employers and our regional partners.  Collaboration, teamwork and excellence are at the heart of all that we do. We work hard to develop a respectful and open culture that celebrates the diversity of our city which in turn creates a caring, friendly and supportive place to learn and work.

Staff Benefits & Facilities  We offer a range of staff benefits and on-site facilities to help support your work-life balance. For more information, please click the following link. Staff Benefits and Facilities

Variable Hours Lecturing at PRC
A key part of our curriculum workforce is our Variable Hours Lecturers. This group of staff complement our full and part-time workforce to support our student delivery. If you are interested in our VHL roles, we have produced some guidance to give you an understanding of the role in more detail, along with how you would be paid in this post. Read more

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.

Recruitment Process FAQs

Are you currently recruiting for [this role]?
All of our current vacancies are advertised at www.peterborough.ac.uk/recruit/Recruitment. If none of the current vacancies are of interest to you, you can also register for job alerts via the link above. We do recommend that you register as a user to do this so that you can manage the function.

What are the key stages of the recruitment process?

  • Application stage
  • Interview stage
  • Interview outcome

How do I submit my application/can you accept my CV?
Please note that, under Safer Recruitment guidelines, we are unable to accept CVs – all applications must be received through our online application system. For this reason, we are unable to accept speculative CVs.

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.

I am having issues with the system, what do I do?
We have provided some documentation to guide you through the process. Applying to PRC. If you are still having difficulties, please contact the HR Team by phone on 01733 762222 or via email at hresources@peterborough.ac.uk.

What time do applications close?
Our adverts close for new applications at 23:59 on the closing date. 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, we encourage you to apply straight away.

How will I find out if my application has been successful?
If you are successful in being selected for an interview we will contact you via email.  Please note at times emails may go straight to Spam folders so we recommend you check this regularly 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.

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.

What do I need to bring with me to interview? 

Normally, you do not need to bring anything to the interview, unless specified in your invite to interview email. If you are successful at your interview, you will be asked to provide documentation during pre-employment checks.

Do I need to prepare anything for my interview?
All interviews will consist of a panel interview. Details of any additional tasks, e.g. presentations, microteach, will be included in your interview invite, if required.

I am unable to attend the interview date or time, can it be rearranged?
If you are unable to attend your allocated interview slot, please let us know by return of email or phone as soon as possible. The hiring panel will endeavour to rearrange the interview however please note that this may not always be possible due to work schedules.

Will I be paid any expenses incurred for attending an interview?
We do not pay any expenses associated with attending an interview at the College.

What happens if I am successful at interview?
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.

Can I receive feedback on my application or interview?
Due to the volume of applications that are received, we do not routinely provide automatic feedback to applicants. However, if you do wish to receive feedback on your application or interview, please contact us and we will endeavour to get back to you.