Forestry Lecturer

  • Company: Plumpton College
  • Closing Date: 05-10-2023
  • Location: Plumpton, Lewes
  • Salary: £24,779 - £32,360 pro rata
  • Hours: up to 4 days per week


Passionate people wanted. We’re looking for Forestry & Arboriculture teachers or professionals ready to make a difference.

Acclaimed teacher training scheme provided for Forestry & Arboriculture professionals looking to use their knowledge & skills to support the next generation of industry entrants.

There’s never been a more exciting or appropriate time to consider a teaching career at Plumpton College. Our Forestry & Arboriculture department has grown significantly in the last two years, almost doubling in size. More and more young people are looking to establish themselves in this environmentally important sector and the industry is crying out for more higher skilled entrants to the sector.

The Plumpton Forestry & Arboriculture department can boast an impressive exclusive partnership with Jas P Wilson, Forestry Machinery Manufacturers, providing our learners with the most up to date forestry processing machinery and opportunities to exhibit for them at shows across the South East.

We are looking for Forestry & Arboriculture lecturers or Industry professionals looking to make a career change with a strong knowledge and background in Tree Science, surveying & Inspection and Estate Skills.  Excellent up to date practical skills are also desirable with our in house NPTC training centre, LandPro, being able to upskill or refresh competency tickets where required.

Our experienced team of lecturers have a wealth of knowledge and industry expertise and will provide all the support required for anyone new to the education sector as well the teacher training and ongoing CPD schedule available for all staff here at the College. 

“Becoming a lecturer at Plumpton College offered me the chance to give something back, advise young entrants coming into the industry and allowed me to pass on my passion…..which I hope has had a real impact on the students I teach…to play a part in their journey is a unique opportunity for anyone” (Lecturer & PGCE Trainee).

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 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. 

Our brilliant teacher training options allow those with industry experience to gain a teaching qualification under the guidance of our expert Teaching & Learning team. We offer all staff without Level 2 in English and maths the opportunity to gain the qualifications, and have the provision and tools in place to help them achieve. Neurodiverse candidates can be assured we have created a welcoming and empathetic workplace, with buddies, quiet areas, clear structures, and regular 1:1s a part of work life for all, and assistive technology available if required.

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. 

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

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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

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Telephone: 01273 892036

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