Practical Instructor (Land Based)

We have a great opportunity based at our Shuttleworth campus for a practical instructor to become a key member of our Shuttleworth College team.

Kingshill Farm comprises 98ha of arable and grassland and a herd of Red Poll Cattle. In addition, sheep are grazed on site from October to May and lamb indoors at the start of the year. Arable cropping includes winter wheat, spring barley, sugar beet and spring peas. It is a great time to join us as we have just invested in our farm site and resources, providing a high-quality learning environment for our students.

As an instructor you will play a pivotal role in the success of our students through:

  • Delivering practical instruction to learners in an effective manner to ensure that students individual learning needs are met.
  • Participating in the care of farm animals, maintaining high standards of animal husbandry
  • Participating in the care of horticultural and agricultural crops and demonstration areas.

Our ideal candidate will have recent successful experience of working within the agricultural industry, alongside the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 qualification in Agriculture or equivalent
  • Competency certificates in tractor and forklift operations
  • English and Maths or similar at GCSE grade A-C or equivalent or willingness to achieve Literacy and Numeracy Level 2 or equivalent

Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate alignment to our organisational values:

  • Student centred - At our heart is always doing what is best for our students. We consider students in all of our decision making to create positive outcomes and memorable experiences for every student.
  • Educational excellence - We promote educational excellence by delivering programmes that challenge our students to achieve their ambitions.
  • Teamwork - We are one team who by working together can achieve great things, respecting the opinion and valuing the contribution each of us makes.
  • Continuous improvement - We challenge ourselves to always do better by trying new things, sharing knowledge, reflecting on best practice and learning from others.
  • Caring - We care about the wellbeing of our staff, our students, our community and wider society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage and support each other.
  • Inclusive - We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.

Further details of the safeguarding requirements and essential criteria for the post can found within the Job Description.

The Bedford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to thorough vetting process which includes, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.  The Bedford College Group's policy on Employment of Ex-Offenders is attached to this vacancy.

Candidates who are barred from working with children are reminded it is a criminal offence to apply for this post.

About Us

The Bedford College Group aims to deliver world-class skills and education to the communities we serve. The Bedford College Group is comprised of Bedford College, Shuttleworth College, The Bedford Sixth Form, Tresham College and the National College of Motorsport.

Contract Type - Bedford College Professional Services

  • 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE) / 52 weeks per year
  • 27 days per annum (plus public holidays), pro rata for part-time
  • Peoples Pension
  • Retail and leisure discounts

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 10th July 2024.

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