Teacher of Horticulture

Specific Hours: 22.2 hours per week

Derby College Group (DCG) are recruiting a Teacher of Horticulture to join our Land based team based at our beautiful Broomfield Hall Campus in Morley, Derby.  If you would like to visit the site and meet the team before applying, please reach out to us at hrrecruitment@derby-college.ac.uk.

The Opportunity

Within this role you will be pivotal to the success of the Horticulture provision the College delivers to students from across the East Midlands. The team you’ll be joining is small, energetic and diverse. You’ll be working with mainly adult learners although there may be some 16 -18 year old learners. The courses delivered will be mainly RHS Level 2 practical skills and there will also be some Level 3 -provision such as Garden Design and also a range of short and vocational courses.

Through the delivery of engaging teaching, learning and assessment, you will ensure they gain an in depth understanding of subjects such as;

  • Hard and soft landscaping
  • Nomenclature
  • Plant identification & propagation
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Horticulture machinery
  • Pest and disease identification
  • Garden design
  • Crop husbandry

About you

You’ll hold a Level 3 or higher in Horticulture or a related subject, and must have experience of working within the industry and preferably have some teaching/assessing experience. Experience with community projects and show gardens is also desirable.

Not a qualified teacher?  No problem: you can start your teaching career with us! Pass on your skills to our students and get trained in-house.

  • We will finance your in-house training while you work
  • We will provide you with a mentor to support you through the process
  • You must be committed to obtaining the appropriate qualification within 2 years

The Benefits

  • 35 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays and 6 closure days where these occur
  • Membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme with a 28.68% employer contribution
  • Free onsite parking
  • Discount at our Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ onsite Little Explorers Nursery
  • TOTUM discount card (aka NUS/Student Discount Card) / discounted Tastecard
  • Discounts on East Midlands Railway Annual Season Tickets
  • Microsoft Office for FREE with 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage
  • Discount on treatments at SENSI our onsite salon at the Roundhouse
  • Flint Bishop Solicitors – free will writing, 1-hour free consultation with family department, 10% discount on Conveyancing services
  • Continuous development and progression opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, reasonable adjustments, or about the role, please contact us at hrrecruitment@derby-college.ac.uk

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace which promotes and values diversity. We welcome all talent irrespective of age, disability, neuro-divergence, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances. We ensure that our policies and procedures treat all applicants consistently and fairly during our recruitment process. 

Safeguarding statement

DCG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  An online search of the preferred candidate is completed to help to identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the college may need to explore with the candidate further. Please be advised that it is an offence to apply for this position if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Recruitment Agencies - We have a PSL of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list.

Job Description

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.