Programme Manager, Horticulture and Hard Landscaping

  • Company: Plumpton College
  • Closing Date: 28-06-2021
  • Location: Plumpton, Nr Lewes BN7 3AE
  • Salary: To £35,012
  • Benefits: Relocation/welcome incentives available for the right candidate


Could you be our next Horticulture Programme Manager? This role is a new and exciting opportunity to join our high performing team, leading our Horticulture & Hard Landscaping programmes.

Plumpton College is celebrating significant growth in both full-time and part-time provision. Moreover, with the opening of One Garden Brighton and expansion of our offer there has never been a better time to work with us.  We are seeking a Programme Manager for our Study Programme learners who can develop our offer and build on our successes. This is an opportunity for new managers to own and drive student experience and develop and shape our curriculum.

The land-based sector and horticulture industry in particular is in a period of significant growth and we are looking for the right candidate to train and inspire the next generation of students in to their career as a horticultural professional.

This could be a great opportunity for industry professionals looking for a career change and wanting to share their experience and skills with our learners; our trainee teacher programme offers a route for those who are new to teaching and we are delighted to work with the Education & Training Foundation as part of the ‘Taking Teacher Further’ programme, a national initiative funded by the Department for Education which will support successful candidates in achieving the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) or an equivalent/ higher level qualification as well as enabling the college to support you with a reduced timetable and opportunities for work shadowing and mentoring.

As well as a competitive salary, you can also look forward to 37 days holiday plus bank holidays (as well as up to 5 efficiency days at Christmas), and membership of the excellent teachers’ pension scheme as well as a range of other staff benefits. Relocation and/or welcome incentives are available for the right candidate. This is a full-time permanent role.

Plumpton College has been on an upward curve in terms of quality, growth and profile for the last four years, and we’ve developed a national reputation for our progressive approach. We achieve and maintain consistently impressive student outcomes, offer a broad, innovative curriculum and our student numbers have increased. We also have a perfect natural environment and outstanding facilities. Apply now! What are you waiting for?

Closing Date: Monday 28th June 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. 

Applying for this role...

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