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Lecturer in Horticulture

Skipton BD23, UK
Craven College
Part Time
Grade V Teaching rate £23.11 per hour
22nd March 2023
Start Date
As soon as possible
4th May 2023 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Job Reference
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Fixed term contract
  • Contract length: Fixed Term until 31 July 2023
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1319796

Craven College is an aspirational College set in friendly and inclusive rural campuses in Skipton within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, at The Aviation Academy based airside at Leeds Bradford Airport and at Evolve in the heart of Ripon. We are a Good College (Ofsted 2018) and offer full-time courses for 16-18 year olds, outstanding apprenticeships, courses for young people with special educational needs, part-time courses and degree level courses with a mission statement of ‘enriching lives through learning’. Tyro Training is our commercial training division which offers a wide range of training courses for both individuals and businesses in Skipton.

We continuously invest in our excellent, industry standard facilities with a new £1.6m purpose-built Animal Management Centre on our Aireville Campus to be followed in 2022 by the construction of new equestrian facilities including an international sized arena and outdoor warm up area.

Skipton has good transport links and is easily accessible from Burnley 19 miles, Bradford 18 miles, Keighley 10 miles and Harrogate 22 miles.

We are currently seeking to employ an inspirational and motivated Lecturer in Horticulture to deliver Horticulture qualifications and full cost course community and/or on College sites to meet delivery and quality assurance requirements. Develop and design appropriate learning materials for the adult learning programmes. Implement appropriate College Quality Assurance procedures and carry out relevant recording and administrative tasks to meet deadlines. Ensure that interaction with learners is inclusive, fosters good relations between different groups of people, pays attention to specific needs identified through assessment, and being mindful of cultural or gender differences. Agree and review an individual learning plan with students.

Essential requirements:

  • Professionally qualified in the subject area;
  • Teaching qualification to minimum Level 3 (Teaching Award in Education and Training) or equivalent (or willing to work towards);
  • AI Assessor award or equivalent (or willing to work towards);
  • Qualified to Level 2 (GCSE Grade A*-C or equivalent) in English and maths (or willing to work towards completion within a specified time frame);
  • An enthusiasm for horticulture and sharing knowledge;
  • Recent relevant industrial experience;
  • An excellent working knowledge of the subject area;
  • Ability to work flexibly and on own initiative to meet the needs of the College;
  • Ability to maintain relevant records and documentation accurately;
  • Willingness and ability to undertake further professional development linked to the Department curriculum and College needs;
  • Ability to achieve high standards working under pressure;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Current driving license and use of car.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly college in North Yorkshire with fantastic facilities, excellent CPD opportunities and a great working and learning environment.

A disclosure check with the Disclosure & Barring Service will be undertaken for this post.

We’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For further information including a full job description and to apply, please visit our website.

If you have not heard from us within 28 days of the closing date on this occasion you have not been shortlisted. However please feel free to apply for futures roles as appropriate.


Safeguarding Statement:

Craven College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.