Plumpton College

Forestry & Arboriculture Programme Manager

Plumpton, Lewes
Up to £35,000 per annum
01 Dec 2021
17 Dec 2021
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Full Time

Could you be our next Forestry & Arboriculture Programme Manager? This role is an exciting opportunity to join our high performing team, leading our Forestry & Arboriculture programmes.

Plumpton College is celebrating significant growth in both full-time and part-time provision. Moreover, with the opening of One Garden Brighton and expansion of our offer there has never been a better time to work with us.  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.

The land-based sector and Forestry & Arboriculture industry in particular is in a period of significant growth and we are looking for the right candidate to train and inspire the next generation of students.

The curriculum attracts learners wishing to progress onto many career paths and progression routes in the Forestry & Arboriculture industry including: Tree Surgery & Arboriculture Consultancy, Woodland Management, Tree Officer, Woodland Ranger and Teaching & Training.

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), membership of the excellent Teachers’ Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work, as well as a range of other staff benefits. 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: 17th December 

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.