Trainer/Assessor in Horticulture

Employer
Warwickshire College
Location
Pershore, Worcestershire
Salary
£24,234 - £26,894 per annum
Closing date
19 May 2021
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Job Details

Warwickshire College Group has an excellent reputation for vocational education & training. This, coupled with the continued success of industrial partnerships with national and local land-based companies, and employers, has led to an expansion in both the range and provision of land-based programmes.

In our determination to develop further both our service and responsiveness to local, regional and national industry we are seeking an enthusiastic individual to work closely with both the teaching and the work-based learning teams to develop industrial links, provide training and assessment of apprentices in horticulture. The post-holder will be a member of work based learning team (land based) and be based at our Pershore Campus.

Main Tasks

  • To develop the skills of apprentices within the area of Horticulture, in particular hard landscaping, surveying and setting out.

  • To be able to guide and support apprentices, from their initial enquiry to completion of their study programme. To mentor, coach and assess learners to complete their qualification successfully.

  • To be able to mentor individual candidates and monitor their academic and vocational progress, by carrying out formal progress reviews with individuals and their employers.

  • To be able to carry out formal assessments; support the learners with generating evidence and completing all necessary portfolio paperwork, including referencing of evidence and presenting portfolio for internal and external verification.

  • To be responsible for checking the completion of Apprenticeship standards; to include Employer rights and responsibilities, delivering and completing personal 

    completion of functional skills, independent assessment and all elements of the apprenticeship.

  • To ensure all apprentices are aware of the Health & Safety Guidelines.

  • To ensure apprentice tracking is kept up to date.

  • Monitor and report on apprentice’s progress.

Company

Why work for us?

WCG is one of the largest higher and further education colleges in the country with just under 15,000 students and around 1,500 staff.

Our values and culture are centred around entrepreneurialism and innovation and our aim is to create students who are ready for the professional world. We believe that the wellbeing of our staff is key to ensuring that we can deliver on those aims.

WCG is a friendly, supportive and prosperous place to work. Hear from our staff on what they think about working here on the video at the bottom of this page.

Find out more about all of the colleges that make up our group, as well as WCG Enterprises, our commercial arm which provides a wide range of additional services and facilities for staff, students, and the public.

Staff benefits

We offer a number of college benefits:

  • Generous holiday entitlement – 25 days for support staff, 35 days for lecturers and management; plus statutory public and bank holidays
  • Pension schemes
  • Childcare Vouchers – salary sacrifice scheme
  • Free gym membership – available at most sites
  • Discounted beauty therapy and hairdressing products and services at the college salons
  • Employee Assistance Programme - a confidential telephone support service for you and your family to deal with life's challenges
  • Cycle to work scheme

Awards

We have achieved several awards including RoSPA Gold and the Workplace Wellbeing Charter.

Our core values

At WCG we have four core values that are at the heart of everything we do:

  1. Put the student first
  2. Deliver the highest quality in all that we do
  3. Promote a fair, open and respectful culture
  4. Challenge and innovate

Equality and Diversity

WCG serves the wider community by practising equality of opportunity in everything it does.

We are committed to ensuring that everyone is given appropriate support and the opportunity to achieve their full potential. In fulfilling this, the group works proactively to ensure that no one is disadvantaged because of their age, gender, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, learning difficulty and/or disability.

Job shop

As well as helping students to find employment and volunteer opportunities during and after their studies, we also help businesses to advertise current vacancies via our Jobshop.

Got a question?

If you need help please contact us at jobs@wcg.ac.uk

 

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