Plumpton College

Programme Manager - Agricultural Engineering

Plumpton, Lewes
£31,417- £36,413 per annum
24 May 2022
10 Jun 2022
Job Level
Senior Lecturer
Contract Type
Full Time

This role is an exciting opportunity to join our high performing team, leading our growing Agricultural Engineering programme, having a positive impact on our students learning journey and contributing to the exciting growth of the Agricultural Engineering programme offer here at Plumpton College.

We are seeking an experienced Lecturer in the land-based sector who is looking to progress to Programme Manager level in their next role. The successful candidate will be someone who can continue the developments made to our offer and build on our successes. This is an opportunity to own and drive student experience, quality of Teaching & Learning while shaping the curriculum to best suit the needs of our learners.

This role ideally requires experienced Agricultural / Land Based Engineers who can possess 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 valuable work-related skills and industry standards are maintain within the department.

We are an innovative department who believes in inspiring 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: knowledgeable & passionate Agricultural Engineers.

To be considered for this opportunity you will need to be able to demonstrate experience in the following areas: land based servicing, teaching & learning, project management & team leadership.  The ideal candidate will also possess the ability to demonstrate professionalism, commitment to hard work, confidence in their ability to lead staff and student teams, mutual respect for staff and students alike, be a team player and demonstrate a track record of outstanding teaching.

The curriculum attracts learners wishing to progress onto many careers in the Agricultural Engineering & Land based Sector including: Agricultural Service, Heavy Plant, Safety & Reliability, Maintenance & Repair.

This could be a great opportunity for industry professionals looking for a role or sector 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.

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 as well as a range of other staff discounts. Relocation and/or welcome incentives are available for the right candidate. This is a full-time permanent role.

Plumpton College is facilitating and experiencing an upward trajectory 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.

We look forward to receiving your application.  

Closing date:6th June 2022 at 9am 


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