Sports Turf and Greenkeeping Apprenticeships Lecturer

Plumpton College
Plumpton, Lewes [East Sussex] BN7 3AE
£23,131 - £30,208 Per Year, Salary pro rata, 37 days holiday (pro rata), teachers' pension scheme
22 Mar 2021 15:55
21 Apr 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Teaching / Lecturing
Agriculture / Horticulture
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
Organisational Type
Land-based College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Is Offered

Sports Turf and Greenkeeping Apprenticeships Lecturer

At Plumpton College we are looking to recruit a Sports Turf and Greenkeeping Lecturer on a part time fixed term contract basis to join our successful Horticulture team, teaching on Thursdays and Fridays for the remainder of this academic year (until 30th June 2021). Delivering effective teaching, learning & assessment and support to our Sports Turf and Greenkeeping apprentices, the Lecturer will help them to maximise their potential and make positive progress towards their timely success, future study and employment. You will be able to inspire and motivate our students and make a significant contribution to our successful apprenticeship programmes.

Teaching a varied curriculum to cohorts at different stages of their apprenticeships the successful candidate will be confident to teach turf maintenance, golf- rules and etiquette, health and safety, weeds, pest and disease management, drainage and irrigation, preparing and managing a golf course, soil and plant science, identification of grasses, weeds, wildflowers, trees and shrubs, practical use of machines, team leading and budgeting.

With relevant industry experience, the ideal candidate will be qualified to a minimum of Level 3 with experience of Greenkeeping or a related subject. You will be a professional, hardworking and confident team player with a track record of good or outstanding teaching and above all you will be passionate about what you do. The post-holder will ideally possess a relevant teaching qualification or be willing to gain a qualification in role - we offer excellent teacher training and CPD opportunities to all teaching staff.

As well as a competitive salary, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 37 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 efficiency closure days at Christmas, membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, free on-site parking and additional staff benefits.

With over 3,000 students, excellent resources and a drive for continuous improvement, Plumpton College is actively seeking staff who want to make a difference and be part of this exciting phase of our development. At Plumpton College we are Ambitious & Progressive, Enterprising, Professional, Supportive and Passionate about everything we do – if you share these values and would like to be part of our growing team then we’d like to hear from you.

To apply please complete an application form and return it to or send it to: HR Department, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AE. Tel: 01273 890454.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 6th April 2021 at 9.00am

We reserve the right to call candidates to interview or withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

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