Programme Manager, Agriculture

Plumpton, Lewes
£30,208 - £35,012 per annum
13 May 2021
24 May 2021
Job Level
Manager, Teacher
Contract Type
Full Time

Could you be our next Agriculture Programme Manager? This role is an exciting opportunity to join our high performing team, leading our Level 1, 2 and 3 agriculture programmes.

There has never been a more appropriate time to consider an Agricultural teaching career at Plumpton College. With the significance of change in the industry and ambitious plans for continued development at the college, we’re excited about the future and are looking for like-minded individuals passionate about farming and agriculture to seize this opportunity to play a significant role in driving the future development of new entrants into the industry.

Our award-winning college farm provides one of the largest and most diverse educational estates in the country, and is home to a range of commercial mixed enterprises so is the ideal base upon which to deliver the very highest standards in education and training. It is a professional, welcoming and safe environment, great strides have been made in terms of our performance, productivity and environmental impact and our recent LEAF accreditation is an excellent example of that.

If this wasn’t enough to tempt you, the college is about to embark on a £7m investment to further enhance facilities at the farm and beyond to ensure students are exposed to the latest cutting-edge technologies, including robotics in the dairy and a brand new state of the art high welfare and RSPCA assured pig unit. Coupled with this, the college’s new farm shop and café opened in Brighton this Spring, providing the perfect opportunity to demonstrate and educate students in every aspect of the supply chain relating to British produce.

To be successful you will be an ambitious agriculture professional who can demonstrate exceptional project management skills and a passion for education. The ideal candidate will be a good or outstanding teacher who possesses a minimum Level 3 teaching qualification, or is willing to gain a relevant qualification in role.  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 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 37 days holiday plus bank holidays (as well as up to 5 efficiency days at Christmas), and membership of the excellent teachers’ pension scheme as well as a range of other staff benefits. This is a full-time permanent role. We offer excellent CPD opportunities to all teaching staff.

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: Monday 24th May at 9.00am

Selection Centre will be held virtually: Wednesday 26th May

Final stage interviews will be held on campus: 2nd June

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