Meet the Uniformed Public Services Team

Jenny Mcinerney

Jenny has worked at South Devon College since 2011, prior to this she served in the Royal Navy as an Air Engineering Technician at RNAS Culdrose, working with Sea King and Merlin helicopters.​

During her time in Royal Navy, she completed an Aeronautical Engineering apprenticeship and also spent a year driving HGV Lorries and Ambulances for the Royal Marines.​

During her time at the college, she has completed her Diploma in Teaching and Learning (DTLLS), her Walking Group Leader qualification and Gym/Circuit Instructors qualification (CYQ).​

She is very active, regularly participating in Crossfit, running, swimming, walking and cycling.​

When she’s not at the gym, she is spending time with her son and husband.


Ken Fraser

Ken’s uniformed public service experience is Army Infantry based and has served in several countries around the world including West Germany, Berlin, Denmark, Northern Ireland and Kenya.

Ken came to teaching Public Services from an Outdoor Activity instructing background which has helped maintain focus to the public service courses. Ken enjoys being in and around the mountains and runs the Public Services Mountaineering Club, regularly taking interested students to the mountains in Wales, England and Scotland.

Ken Qualified as a teacher in 1999 but did not enter further education teaching until achieving his degree in Adult Education and Training in 2004.  In 2014 Ken successfully achieved a Master’s Degree in Education.

Shaun Aston

Shaun started teaching after spending 23 years in the Infantry, leaving as a Company Sergeant Major.

During his time he has under taken many roles within the Infantry from a Mortar Fire Controller to working within Intelligence gathering to name just a few.

Shaun has served in N Ireland seven times, Europe, Africa, America, Bosnia and Afghanistan. Whilst serving, Shaun also spent 2 years working within the Search and Rescue Organisation, which was a very rewarding experience.​

His Interests are Climbing, Surfing, getting up into the hills and camping in the V Dub.

 Glyn Potter

Glyn came in to education in 2004 and has worked as a public service lecturer since 2009.​

Prior to working at South Devon College, Glyn Served in the Royal Navy Submarine Service and completed a degree in Physical Education. Glyn has since completed a Research Masters in History.

Glyn likes to spend his spare time adventuring with his six children. He is also a keen cyclist and  an avid reader.

Niel Ford

Niel joined the Army Reserves in 2008 and continues to serve within the 6 Rifles and as a Physical Training Instructor (PTI). He has been able to serve on Operations in Afghanistan, Canada, Germany and the London Olympics.

Niel is a former student of South Devon College, and studied the Public Services Diploma. ​Prior to working at South Devon College, Niel completed a degree in exercise science at Southampton Solent University. ​

Upon completion of his degree, Niel worked for the NHS as a medical referral fitness instructor with the Torbay & Southern Devon care trust. ​

Niel loves to spend his time out and about with his family and dogs. He enjoys winter sports, football and all other forms of exercise.

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