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Sessional Lecturer - Agriculture

Human Resources Office, Sparsholt College, Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2NF
Sparsholt College Hampshire (inc Andover Campus)
£22,071 - £33,264 pro-rata
25th January 2023
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14th February 2023 12:00 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1304996

Land-based Fabrication Welding Specialism 

£22,071 - £33,264 pro-rata (dependent upon qualifications and experience)

Every lesson shapes a life. Can you inspire and develop the fabricator welders of the future?

If so, we’d like to hear from you as we are seeking to appoint inspirational and dedicated lecturers to join our agricultural engineering team. The post holders will join an experienced team and play a critical role in the successful delivery and development of the fabrication and welding within programmes on offer.

The role includes teaching, tutoring and assessment of learners in all aspects of the curriculum in classroom and practical environments. Our broad curriculum offer includes lanbased engineering elements within the agriculture programmes, landbased engineering at level 3 and fabrication/welding apprenticeship programmes.

A desire to inspire young people to achieve their goals in the landbased sector is essential. If you have not worked in education before but believe you have the skills to do so and are willing to attain a recognised teaching qualification, for which we provide support, then we would be very keen to hear from you. Please contact the HR team  if you would like to speak to someone within the curriculum about the role in more detail.

The college’s farming estate totals 260 hectares providing a real-work environment for training and skills development. Resources include a dairy and beef unit, a RSPCA and Farm Assured pig unit, two sheep herds and arable and forage cropping. The department has a tractor fleet and machinery for practical fieldwork, which gives a range of equipment our students can encounter.

The post-holder will be responsible for building relationships with the Farm and Workshop teams and planning learning to ensure that learners engage fully with the resources throughout the academic and agricultural year.

The agriculture department has an excellent reputation, student numbers are circa 250 and are growing year-on-year. Many of our learners choose to live in college residences during the period of study, and we have national and international learners on programme.

Suitable candidates should have the following:


- Level 3 or higher qualification in agricultural engineering/fabrication welding or similar

- Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in the engineering/fabrication industry

- GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English or equivalent

- Ability to apply working knowledge of theory and practical to a teaching environment

- Commitment to continuous professional development

- Willingness to undertake Level 5 teacher training if not already qualified

- Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently and within a team

- Ability to use Microsoft Office

- Well organised and able to work under pressure

- A desire to interact with young people

Desirable but not essential as vocational skills and a desire to inspire are far more important:

- Recognised teaching qualification

- Previous teaching/training experience

- D1 minibus licence

- Previous assessing skills/qualifications

Want to make a career change and move into teaching?

If you are looking to make a career change, and move into teaching, we will fully support you to be successful by offering you time to undertake the course and 100% financial support towards the cost of the course. This can be fully discussed at interview along with the terms and conditions which apply. We require all academic staff to hold a teaching qualification so that along with our extensive range of annual continuous professional development staff are able to provide students with an outstanding learning experience. Further information about transitioning to the FE sector ca be found here Share your skills and teach in further education - Teach in further education - (

Closing Date: 13 February 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.

College Benefits

• Eligibility to join the Teachers’ 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

• Flexible Working Policy

• Holiday entitlement of 42 days plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part-time staff)

• Access to an Employee Assistance Scheme

• Free Library membership

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

• 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)