Curriculum Developer and Strategist - Production and Amenity Horticulture

  • Company: Plumpton College
  • Closing Date: 31-12-2021
  • Location: Plumpton, Lewes, BN3 7AE
  • Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
  • Benefits: Local Government Pension Scheme, a range of staff discounts

Description

We are looking for industry specialists who can develop green technologies and skills for the Production and Amenity Horticulture sector. You’ll be educated to degree level or above and have excellent research skills. Passionate about informing future curriculum, you’ll have a first class strategic perspective ensuring curriculum is aligned to future employer needs.  Whilst this role is advertised as a fixed term contract there are future permanent opportunities and we would welcome secondment or collaboration opportunities as well as applications from Specialist Consultants. 

As the leading regional provider of land based and environmental education, Plumpton College is committed to providing the future skills required by employers for the transition to a highly sustainable, zero carbon economy. Alongside a current £15m investment in our facilities for students, we are therefore delighted to launch a highly innovative national project that will enable the development of green technologies and provide the skills and education for sustainable land management and food production. 

Nationally, sectors such as land management, horticulture, agriculture and viticulture are already in critically short labour supply, and needing more employees to be trained at a higher level than ever before. This project will see the College working with its existing network of over 2000 employers and key industry groups such as the recently introduced, government backed, Institute for Agriculture and Horticulture to ensure current and future labour needs are understood and mapped to existing and new programmes of study and training. 

The project scope will look to develop a new technical curriculum focusing on higher (Level 4 and 5) technical qualifications and resources which are applicable to the wider land management, agriculture, horticulture, viticulture and marine environment sectors. With a £9m Agri-Food investment programme, a recently opened Centre of Horticulture Excellence at One Garden Brighton and a further investment planned for the College’s leading Veterinary Nursing and Viticulture programmes, Plumpton College is well placed to lead on these new curriculum developments

Plumpton College has been on an upward curve in terms of quality and curriculum development for the last five 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 wonderful natural environment and outstanding facilities. 

As well as a competitive salary, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 30 days holiday plus bank holidays (as well as up to 5 efficiency days at Christmas), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, cycle to work scheme and a range of staff discounts.

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 recruitment@plumpton.ac.uk or send it to: HR Department, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AE.

Please call Katie in our HR team on 01273 892063 for further information.

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. 

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