Programme Development Manager – Wine Part-Time Courses

  • Company: Plumpton College
  • Closing Date: 20-07-2024
  • Location: Plumpton, Lewes BN7 3AE
  • Salary: up to £39,943 per annum
  • Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week


Plumpton College is the leader of land and environment education in the Southeast, renowned for our outstanding cutting-edge practice and ability to align delivery to meet the needs of local and national employers. With a significant growth in our student numbers in recent years the organisation has made great progress in achieving its ambitious future vision to be providing ever more students equipped for their future careers in these all-important disciplines.

We’re searching for the best Programme Development Manager to join our exciting and growing Wine Department at Plumpton College. This is a unique opportunity to join Plumpton College Wine Department and become a pivotal part of our exciting growth and development.

We are an award-winning English Wine producer and a winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize. This Prize recognises the work of the college as the sole innovator and developer of industry-led training and education programmes, supporting the growth and sustainability of the English wine industry since 1985. As a progressive employer-college partnership we have grown from foundation and degree programmes to an offer including a Master’s programme, industry CPD, and more recently introductory-level wine academies and apprenticeships.

You will play a vital and vibrant role in our department and gain unrivalled experience in helping us developing and delivering cutting-edge, part-time courses and CPD training nationally and with a future view to an international reach.

The Programme Development Manager will need to deliver highly effective teaching, learning, and assessment, and support learners to maximise their potential and to make positive progress towards their learning success, potential future study and/or employment, in a fast burgeoning and rapidly evolving industry.

You will have a reasonable understanding of the education sector, enjoy traveling (as this will be required within the UK). You will be someone that isn’t afraid to lead the Programme Development of all products and services within the department, speaking with stakeholders across the wider industry. You will be responsible for securing partnerships with delivery centres, including vineyards and wineries.

The successful applicant will be driven, organised, and dedicated, managing a busy and demanding workload, as well as having experience and a genuine passion for the world of education and the wine industry. We will support, encourage, and give you the tools to do your job in the most effective way.

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.


As well as a competitive salary, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including: up to 37 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata), and up to 5 efficiency days at Christmas; membership of the Teachers' Pension Scheme; comprehensive CPD and teacher training (where applicable); TOTUM card; Employee Assistance Programme; free onsite parking; discounted Plumpton wine; staff discounts on Plumpton courses; free eye tests; cycle to work scheme; and free use of the onsite gym.

We reserve the right to call candidates to interview/withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as soon as possible.

Plumpton College is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities and is dedicated to pursuing non-discriminatory policies and practices and eliminating unfair discrimination on any basis.

Plumpton is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply for this role

Applying for jobs at Plumpton College

Please complete both documents, the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form and return to:


Post: Plumpton College, Human Resources, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, Nr. Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AE

Telephone: 01273 892036

Please note that in order to complete these forms digitally you will need to open them using PDF software on a laptop or desktop device.

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Post: Plumpton College, Human Resources, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, Nr. Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AE

Telephone: 01273 892036