Greenkeeping and Sports Turf Lecturer

Plumpton, Lewes
£23,131 - £30,208 per annum
13 May 2021
01 Jun 2021
Job Level
Lecturer, Teacher
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Full Time

We have a superb opportunity for a Sports Turf and Greenkeeping Lecturer to join our successful Horticulture team. Inspiring the next generation of sports turf and greenkeeping apprentices, and teaching them the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in the industry, you will share best practice, delivering effective teaching, learning & assessment and support. You will help students to maximise their potential and motivate them to make positive progress towards their timely success, future study and employment. 

Teaching a varied curriculum to cohorts at different stages of their apprenticeships the successful candidate will be confident to teach turf maintenance, golf- rules and etiquette, health and safety, weeds, pest and disease management, drainage and irrigation, preparing and managing a golf course, soil and plant science, identification of grasses, weeds, wildflowers, trees and shrubs, practical use of machines, team leading and budgeting.

The ideal candidate will be qualified to a minimum of Level 3 in Greenkeeping or a related subject. You might already hold a relevant teaching qualification, or be willing to gain a teaching qualification in role as part of our trainee teacher programme. Whichever route is suitable for you, you will be a professional, hardworking and confident team player who is passionate about what you do.

Plumpton College offers a competitive salary, 37 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 efficiency closure days at Christmas, membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, free on-site parking and additional staff benefits. This is a full-time position, working Monday to Friday.

Our trainee teacher programme offers a route for industry professionals who are new to teaching to develop their career and we are delighted to work with the Education & Training Foundation as part of the ‘Taking Teacher Further’ programme, 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.

Plumpton College has been on an upward curve in terms of quality and curriculum development for the last four 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 perfect natural environment and outstanding facilities. Apply now! What are you waiting for?

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.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link

Closing date for applicationsTuesday 1st June at 9.00am

Selection Centre to be held: Tuesday 8th June


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