Plumpton College

MSc Viticulture & Oenology Programme Manager

Plumpton, Lewes
£31,417 to £36,413 per annum
20 Jul 2022
20 Aug 2022
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Full Time

Plumpton College is an international centre of excellence in wine training, teaching and research, delivering wine business and production programmes from WSET level 2 through to Masters level. Facilities include a commercial vineyard and purpose-built wine centre with laboratories, wine tasting room and both a research and a commercial winery. Our high-calibre graduates gain positions of responsibility, not only in the UK, with its rapidly expanding industry developing a reputation for excellent sparkling wine, but throughout the world.

We are now seeking a Programme Manager for the Masters (MSc) in Viticulture & Oenology. This role combines operational management, teaching and ensuring the delivery of the best possible experience to students through consistently high teaching standards and services. Providing students with well-designed and challenging programmes, the Programme Managers will incorporate highly effective teaching, learning and assessment, ensuring that students gain excellent vocational and academic skills.

We are seeking individuals with a wine or science related post-graduate degree who can demonstrate the experience and ability to lead the development of teaching, learning and assessment across our Viticulture & Oenology programmes. You will be a professional, hardworking and confident team player with the ability to lead the development of teaching, learning and assessment across programmes and a strong desire to see students succeed in their field of study.

Essential criteria for the post

Hold a post-graduate degree in a related subject.

Hold a relevant teaching qualification for level of programme/course, or be willing to gain a relevant formal qualification.

An ability to lead the development of teaching, learning and assessment across the MSc programme and a strong desire to lead a high performing team and work collaboratively across the college.

Wine industry experience and/or evidence of specialist subject knowledge in grapes and/or wine.

Demonstrate a strong desire to work collaboratively as part of a high-performing team.

Have a clear understanding of the needs of students and of how these may be met, plus a strong desire to see them succeed

Excellent communicator with highly developed interpersonal skills.

Willing and able to develop curriculum, teaching and learning materials in subject specialisms as part of continuous development.

Comprehensive and well-developed IT skills.

Skills and experience in problem-solving and a flexible and adaptable approach.

Adaptable and flexible approach to change.

Desirable criteria

Experience of teaching and learning.

Have a supervisory/team leader qualification and or supervisory experience.

As well as a competitive salary, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 37 days holiday plus bank holidays (as well as up to 7 efficiency closure days at Christmas), membership of the Teachers’ pension scheme and free on-site parking.

With over 3,000 students, excellent resources and a drive for continuous improvement, Plumpton College is actively seeking staff who want to make a difference and be part of this exciting phase of our development. At Plumpton College we are Ambitious & Progressive, Enterprising, Professional, Supportive and Passionate about everything we do – 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: please apply asap as we might be shortlisting strong candidates as and when we receive applications

More Information

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