Programme Manager Viticulture Apprenticeships

  • Company: Plumpton College
  • Closing Date: 28-09-2023
  • Location: Plumpton, Lewes BN7 3AE
  • Salary: £32,360 - £37,506 per annum
  • Hours: 37.5 per week, permanent
  • Benefits: A welcome bonus may be available for the right candidate


We are thrilled with the recent appointment of Sam Linter as our Director of Wine. Sam’s experience as the Chair of Wine GB, and CEO of Bolney Wine Estate, means she is extremely well positioned within the industry and is ideally placed to guide our wine department into its next phase.  This is an exciting time to join a growing team, under Sam’s inspirational leadership.

Against a background of a rapidly expanding wine industry gaining a world class reputation for the quality of its wines, the College are now seeking an exceptional Programme Manager to join our high performing and well-credentialed team, leading our growing viticulture apprenticeship provision. We are passionate about viticulture and innovative in our approach to delivery to reach 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 viticulture professional who demonstrates exceptional project management skills and a passion for practical education. With a relevant degree or professional qualification or equivalent experience, you will be confident in your ability to teach theory and practical lessons. You will possess a minimum Level 3 teaching qualification or be willing to gain a relevant formal qualification in role. 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, 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 offer excellent teacher training to academic staff and comprehensive CPD opportunities to all our staff.

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.

Plumpton College is on an upward trajectory in quality, growth, profile and financial sustainability 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 perfect natural environment and outstanding facilities. 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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Post: Plumpton College, Human Resources, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, Nr. Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AE

Telephone: 01273 892036

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