Plumpton College

Programme Manager within Agricultural Engineering

Plumpton, Lewes
£30,208 - £35,012 per annum
01 Dec 2021
09 Dec 2021
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Full Time

Could you be our next Programme Manager within Agricultural Engineering? This role is an exciting opportunity to join our high performing team, leading our Agricultural Engineering programme.

We are seeking a Programme Manager for our Study Programme learners who can develop our offer and build on our successes. This is an opportunity to own and drive student experience and develop and shape our curriculum. We are seeking experienced Agricultural Engineers who can use technological know-how, industrial experience, teaching skills and problem-solving abilities to educate the next generation.

You will adopt an innovative approach to Programme Management, enhancing our students experience to achieve high outcomes. You will work with external stakeholders to ensure the smooth running of all programmes.

We are an innovative department who believes in pushing the students to become the ‘best they can be’. Our extensive alumni are a testament to the way in which Plumpton College provides the industry with what it truly needs: talented and knowledgeable Agricultural Engineering staff.

To be considered for these opportunities you will need experience in the following areas: Teaching & Learning, Project management, Team leadership & Land based servicing. You will also be a professional who is a hardworking, confident, a team player and has a track record of outstanding teaching.

The curriculum attracts learners wishing to progress onto many career paths and progression routes in the Agricultural Engineering Sector including: Agricultural service, Heavy plant, Safety & reliability, Maintenance & Repair.

This could be a great opportunity for industry professionals looking for a career change and wanting to share their experience and skills with our learners; our trainee teacher programme offers a route for those who are new to teaching 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.

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. Relocation and/or welcome incentives are available for the right candidate. This is a full-time permanent role.

Plumpton College has been on an upward curve in terms of quality, growth and profile 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?

Closing date: 9th December 

Download an application form and an equality and diversity monitoring form and return them to or send it to: HR Department, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AE. Tel: 01273 890454. Contact us for more information or advice on your application.

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.


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