Practical Instructor Horticulture

Practical Instructor Horticulture



£13,825.20-£16,418. 40pa inclusive of London Weighting. Salary based on Business and Learning Support scale

Closing date:
31 January 2023

Part Time, Permanent

21.6 hours, 52 weeks per year

Mottingham and Crystal Palace

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Horticulturist, with a passion for training and inspiring young people. As a Practical Instructor based at both our Mottingham and Crystal Palace campus, you will support the teaching staff and students across all courses within the College's specialist Horticulture programmes, including maintaining practical equipment and gardens/grounds.

The successful candidate will undertake demonstrations and technical instruction of students enrolled at Capel Manor on a range of full-time and part-time courses at the direction of the teaching staff.

The ideal candidate will have a range of industry skills including the ability to operate, maintain and repair horticultural machinery with some experience working in the training/education sector. A Level 2 qualification in horticulture is required, and a PA1/PA6 Certificate is desirable.

What's in it for you?

We offer the opportunity to help develop your skills and knowledge in a friendly team environment, plus a range of benefits including a career average pension scheme (LGPS), employee assistance programme and full access to Capel Gardens.

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We are committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects the wider community we support. We particularly welcome applicants from groups currently under-represented in senior roles, including females, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), people with disabilities and from the LGBTQ community.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our students and expect everybody working for the College to share this commitment. We actively seek DBS clearance checks for applications of employment as part of our safeguarding procedures.

Closing Date: 31 January 2023

Interview Date: TBC