Plumpton College

Level 3 Horticultural Supervisor Apprentice

Plumpton, Lewes
£4.62 to £8.91 per hour
20 Jul 2021
09 Aug 2021
Job Function
Estates and Facilities
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated apprentice who is keen to develop their existing Horticultural skills and knowledge to take them to the next level. In this role, you will be part of the Grounds and Gardens team who are responsible for the upkeep and development of Plumpton College’s grounds, working in a beautiful setting, nestled at the foot of the South Downs.

Specific work tasks will include the maintenance of planted areas and turfed areas, as well as working on bespoke projects to consistently improve the quality and appearance of the grounds, contributing to the overall student experience of our learners. You will be part of an experienced, dedicated and forward-thinking team helping to pursue both sustainable and progressive working methods.

You will have the chance to develop your leadership skills by working with and supervising students of the College who assist the Grounds and Gardens team at different times of the week.

On occasion you will be asked to work at One Garden Brighton, Stanmer Park, Plumpton College’s restored walled garden and Horticultural Centre of Excellence alongside the Grounds and Gardens team based there.

We seeking to appoint a dedicated and hardworking individual who can thrive in a competitive sector and deliver ambitious targets for growth and quality. With a flexible approach, you will show commitment developing your academic portfolio.  We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate their passion for horticulture and who enjoys working outdoors in all weathers.

The rates of pay for this role will be based on the national minimum wage in year 1 currently by age: U18 £4.62, 18-20 £6.56, 21-22 £8.36, 23+ £8.91 rising to the national living wage in year 2 (currently £8.91). You can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 26 days holiday plus bank holidays (as well as up to 5 efficiency days at Christmas), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, Employee assistant Programme, cycle to work scheme and staff discounts.

If you share these values and would like to be part of our growing team then we’d like to hear from you.

Closing date for applications: 9th August at 9.00am.

Attachments: L3_Hort_Supervisor_apprentice_JD_FInal.docx 

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