Lecture in Horticulture

Brooksby, Melton Mowbray
£22,282 - £28,240 per annum
04 Jan 2017
23 Jan 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Lecturer in Horticulture

Permanent Full Time working 37 hours per week

Salary per annum - £22,282 - £28,240- dependant on experience and qualifications

42 days holiday

Brooksby Melton College is a specialist vocational Further and Higher Education provider in Leicestershire, spread across two main campuses – one in the heart of the lively market town of Melton Mowbray and the other on an 850-acre estate at Brooksby.

The College received a “Good” Ofsted judgement in 2016 and our objective is to be judged an “Outstanding” College within the next five years. As part of this journey, both our campuses have undergone a £27m redevelopment, bringing new facilities and improved environments for all our students and staff.

The college has seen significant investment in practical and teaching facilities within our departments benefitting from brand new state of the art facilities.  We are proud of the fact that our student achievement is the highest in the East Midlands for 16-18 year olds across all levels and is the 3rd highest for level 3 provision.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Lecturer in Horticulture at Brooksby Melton College.

We are looking to recruit an individual with prior teaching experience or experience of working within the horticulture industry, who is looking for a new opportunity to inspire the next generation of horticulturists. 

An amenity, decorative and landscape background would be a strong advantage.  You will contribute to the planning, delivery, assessment and evaluation of courses within our Landbased Industries team.  It is preferable that a level 5 qualification in the relevant subject area is held by applicants.

You should have a proven track record of a high standard of work and industry experience with a passion to inspire in teaching those interested in horticulture; have the ability to apply IT in the workplace and be a self-motivated, enthusiastic team member. 

A successful candidate who doesn’t hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) will be appointed to a ‘Trainee Lecturer’ role. The salary attached to this role will be £22,282 - £24,351 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience. The candidate will be required to undertake, and be supported through, relevant teaching and vocational qualifications, and on achievement of QTS will be promoted to the qualified Lecturer role.
(The fully qualified salary range is £25,082 - £28,240)

If you would like an informal chat about this post please contact in the first instance Clare Ibbotson on ext 227 or by email at cibbotson@brooksbymelton.ac.uk

This post is subject to an enhanced check through the Disclosure and Barring Service, if you require more information download our DBS policy.

Our benefits include:

  • Pension
  • Generous Holidays
  • Additional College Discretionary Closure Days
  • CPD and Training
  • Occupational Health Support
  • Free Car parking

Closing date for applications is: 10am 23rd January 2017

Interviews will be held: Friday 27 January 2017

For more information, and to apply, please visit www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk/jobs  

Guidelines on how to effectively complete our application form can be downloaded from the website - Before you complete the application form please read the guidance notes carefully.

Applicants who demonstrate in their application that they possess the skills, experience and abilities required for the job stand the best chance of being shortlisted.

It is important to provide evidence that you can meet each of the requirements in the person specification, by giving specific examples.