Trainee Lecturer Programme – Agriculture

  • Company: Plumpton College
  • Closing Date: 15-07-2020
  • Location: Plumpton, Nr. Lewes BN7 3AE
  • Salary: Upto £30,000 / £35,000 dependent on role
  • Benefits: Acclaimed Teacher Training, Teacher's Pension, 37 days holiday


Passionate, innovative and inspiring? Raise your hand if that’s you.  Plumpton College is hiring agriculture pros with all of the above.

There has never been a more appropriate time to consider an Agricultural teaching career at Plumpton College. With the significance of change in the industry and ambitious plans for continued development at the college, we’re excited about the future and are looking for like-minded individuals passionate about farming and agriculture to seize this opportunity to play a significant role in driving the future development of new entrants into the industry.

The college farm provides one of the largest and most diverse educational estates in the country, and is home to a range of commercial mixed enterprises so is the ideal base upon which to deliver the very highest standards in education and training. It is a professional, welcoming and safe environment, great strides have been made in terms of our performance, productivity and environmental impact and our recent LEAF accreditation is an excellent example of that.

If this wasn’t enough to tempt you, the college is about to embark on a £7m investment to further enhance facilities at the farm and beyond to ensure students are exposed to the latest cutting edge technologies, including robotics in the dairy and a brand new state of the art high welfare and RSPCA assured pig unit. Coupled with this, the college’s new farm shop and café open in Brighton this summer, providing the perfect opportunity to demonstrate and educate students in every aspect of the supply chain relating to British produce.

We are delighted to work with the Education & Training Foundation who are supporting us to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge and skills to work in Further Education. The ‘Taking Teacher Further’ programme is 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.

So whether your area of expertise is livestock, arable, machinery or agri-business, we’d like to hear from you.

  • No teaching experience necessary
  • Acclaimed teacher training scheme provided
  • 37 days holiday plus Christmas closure great pension scheme
  • Trainee Teachers & Lecturers Up to £30k per annum
  • Programme Managers Up to £35k per annum

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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