Horticulture Centre Manager

Suffolk New College
Otley, Ipswich
Up to £30,318 per annum + benefits
Closing date
15 Aug 2022
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Horticulture Centre Manager


Up to full time hours


Up to £30,318 per annum pro rata


This is an exciting opportunity to work at our Suffolk Rural campus as the Manager of the Horticulture commercial centre and curriculum facilities.  You will be required to oversee the daily running of the centre in-line with the curriculum requirements while also having the opportunity to develop a commercial nursery provision onsite for the local community. You will be responsible managing a small team of staff, building a customer base and maintaining all costs within a planned budget.


You will need to have an organised and methodical approach to ensure the smooth operations of the centre in order to support the delivery of an exceptional student experience. You will be able to communicate and engage with a range of audiences, including young people and will have excellent organisational and leadership skills.


You should have a good standard of education including Maths and English at level 2 (GCSE 4/C) and a Level 2 or 3 qualification in a relevant subject.  You should also have relevant industry expertise, including knowledge and experience of plant propagation techniques, budding and grafting, and the ability to operate a range of horticultural machinery.


This post is based at Suffolk New College Suffolk Rural, however Suffolk New College is a multi-campus site therefore you may be required to work at and travel between campuses


Closing date:  Monday 15th August 2022 at 12 Noon                          


Interview Date:  TBC             


For further information about this vacancy, and to apply, please visit our website.


This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  As part of our on-going commitment to Equality and Diversity, Suffolk New College guarantee to short list all applicants from a black or ethnic minority group who meet all of the essential criteria.  As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the vacancy.   All appointments are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.


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