Merrist Wood College are looking for an arborist/tree surgeon professional who is keen to pass on their knowledge and give something back by instructing others in their area of expertise.
You may not have considered a job like this before, and you may not have direct experience of teaching or a teaching qualification but what is more important is that you have a passion and enthusiasm for developing and nurturing the next generation of arboriculture professionals.
As an Arboriculture Vocational Trainer, you will deliver short course provision and practical modules for full time students. You will work side-by-side with our arboriculture teaching staff and support in delivering purposeful, yet exciting practical and theory lessons. You will be responsible for guiding learners and candidates as they build a wide range of practical skills across vocational pathways in Arboriculture.
This can be full or part time, please note on your application form your preference and working hours, if part time.
What do you need to be a successful Arboriculture Vocational Trainer?
You will have an appropriate arboriculture qualification, with extensive industry knowledge and excellent knowledge of Health & Safety regulations, along with the following NPTC qualifications:
Whilst previous teaching or instructing experience and qualifications would be an advantage, it is not a requirement. As long as you have the qualifications and experience to teach arboriculture and demonstrate the attributes to be an inspirational trainer, we can provide you with the necessary training, development and support to equip you to teach in the FE sector.
You will also have strong organisation skills coupled with the ability to prioritise workloads and will benefit from being part of a supportive team, working in a varied and interesting role with a variety of opportunities for career development.
What are the benefits of this role?
There really is no limit in terms of your personal growth, development and career by joining one of the largest Education Providers in the UK. We can offer professional development opportunities for your vocational context or as an educator, and we will work with you to ensure you have a development plan in place to ensure that you have the skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience to excel within the role.
If you do not already hold a teaching or assessing qualification, we can support you in obtaining a nationally recognised NPTC assessor qualification, as well as a Level 3 Award in Education Training or Level 5 Apprenticeship in Education.
Additionally, you will be given the opportunity to continually develop and complete further NPTC qualifications, in areas such as;
We can also support you in obtaining a D1 Driving Licence, as well as Health & Safety and First Aid at Work qualifications.
You’ll also get to work within a beautiful 420-acre estate of woodlands, wetlands, livestock, gardens and grasslands. Merrist Wood College has a national and international reputation amongst employers and industry specialists and a long history of providing unrivalled education in the land-based sectors, offering outstanding facilities for floristry, horticulture, landscaping and garden design, including a campus nursery, workshops and design studios.
What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group?
At Activate Learning, we see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish.
When you work for Activate Learning, you’re working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working whilst also investing in building a community environment for everyone.
Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself.
Activate Learning offer substantial benefits to its employees:
Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.
We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.
Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.
Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.
Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.