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Instructor - Arboriculture and Forestry

Human Resources Office, Sparsholt College, Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2NF
Sparsholt College Hampshire (inc Andover Campus)
Full Time, Part Time
£19,920 - £30,661 (pro-rata if part-time)
24th February 2023
Start Date
To be confirmed
28th March 2023 12:00 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1311636

£19,920 - £30,661 including market supplement (dependent upon qualifications, skill-set and commercial experience)

This is an opportunity to join a well-resourced and successful team with a reputation for high quality training. Working 37 hours per week the role entails the delivery of training/instructing to our main-stream students and also to a range of short courses to industry and private clients.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a level 3 qualification in arboriculture or forestry together with proven training experience and at least 3 years’ industry experience. The majority of short courses involve the preparation of candidates for NPTC competence-based tests in chainsaws, aerial rescue and climbing however, there are also a range of machinery-based courses covering: chippers, stump grinders, tractors and hedge trimmers.

Preferred candidates will possess NPTC competence qualifications in all the above areas but as a minimum any candidate must hold:

• chainsaw crosscut and maintenance

• small tree felling plus climbing

• aerial rescue

• aerial cutting of trees using free fall techniques

NPTC/Lantra assessor/trainer status would be welcomed.

This post is based at the Sparsholt campus

Applications will also be considered from applicants who wish to apply on a part-time basis (a minimum of 3 days per week). Please set out in your application if you wish to work full-time or part-time.

Closing Date: 27 March 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

College Benefits

• Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (a defined benefit pension scheme)

• Death Benefit grant of 3 x salary if in the pension scheme

• Free on-site parking

• Occupational Sick Pay Scheme

• Occupational Maternity Pay Scheme

• Holiday entitlement of 23 days (rising to 25 days after 5 years’ service) plus Public and Bank Holidays along with college closure days at Xmas.

• Ability to Purchase Additional Annual Leave via a salary sacrifice arrangement

• Access to an employee assistance scheme

• Facility to purchase Sparsholt produce including: plants, fruit & vegetables, fish and game

• Access to discounted hair treatments at the Andover campus

• Ability to access a range of CPD events and support with undertaking professional qualifications

• Various food outlets and eateries offering good value food and drink at competitive prices

There is a nursery on the Sparsholt campus operated by a commercial provider


Safeguarding Statement:

The College is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check and to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK.
Sparsholt College Hampshire (inc Andover Campus)

Sparsholt College Hampshire (inc Andover Campus)