Programme Manager, Horticultural Apprenticeships

  • Company: Plumpton College
  • Closing Date: 13-07-2020
  • Location: Plumpton, Lewes BN3 7AE
  • Salary: £29,909 to £34,665
  • Benefits: 37 days holiday, Teachers' Pension Scheme


Could you drive our horticultural apprenticeship programmes? If you could help our students to maximise their potential & make progress we'd like to hear from you.

We are seeking an exceptional Programme Manager to join our high performing team, leading our growing horticulture apprenticeship provision. We are passionate about horticulture and innovative in our approach to delivery, which results in outstanding achievement rates, a high external reputation and students achieving awards outside of the college curriculum.

Working with our students and employers you will build relationships and conduct workplace reviews to support students in achieving their apprenticeships. You will create, manage and deliver well designed and challenging programmes to develop highly effective teaching, learning and assessment experiences.  This is a pivotal role in ensuring that our students gain excellent vocational and academic skills and consistently improve their personal, social and employability skills.

The ideal candidate will be a horticulture professional who demonstrates exceptional project management skills and a passion for education. With a relevant degree or professional qualification or equivalent experience, you will be confident in your ability to teach theory and practical lessons. . The ideal candidate will possess a minimum Level 3 teaching qualification, or be willing to gain a relevant formal qualification in role. We offer excellent CPD opportunities to all teaching staff. You will be a professional, hardworking and confident team player with strong organisational skills and an innovative and inspirational approach to engaging learners in and out of the classroom environment.

As well as a competitive salary, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 37 days holiday plus bank holidays (as well as up to 5 efficiency closure days at Christmas), membership of the Teachers’ pension scheme and free on-site parking. We offer excellent teacher training and CPD opportunities to our teaching staff.

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 an equality and diversity monitoring form and return them 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: Monday 13th July at 9.00am

Interviews will be held: w/c 20th or 27th July 2020

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...

Please complete an application form and an Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form and send to: or HR team, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AE.

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