Lead Horticulture Teacher / Horticulturist Trainer / Tutor / Assessor

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P5795
  • Date Posted: 2 October 2020
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Location: South West London
  • Salary: £25,750 to £29,500
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Benefits
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

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Lead Horticulture Teacher / Horticulturist Trainer & Assessor / Tutor who can lead on and deliver Horticulture training in QCF approved qualifications including Level 1 and 2 Work based Horticulture and NPTC Skills for Life Entry level qualifications, to adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health, is required for a well-established Charity in South West London.

 

SALARY: £25,750 - £29,500 per annum (depending on experience) + Benefits        

LOCATION: South West London   

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent

WORKING HOURS: 35 Hours per Week, Monday to Friday

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Once we’ve reviewed your CV, we will email over some extra details regarding the application process that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for our email.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Lead Horticulture Teacher / Horticulturist Trainer & Assessor / Tutor who can lead on and deliver Horticulture training in QCF approved qualifications including Level 1 and 2 Work based Horticulture and NPTC Skills for Life Entry level qualifications, to adults with learning disabilities, autism and ill mental health.

The Charity provide a range of training, employment, personal development and leisure opportunities and the Horticulture Programme, set within a beautiful walled garden has been a popular project for over 20 years.  As well as being a training project, the Charity runs a social business, operating Nurseries which sell plants and craft items and is set to grow over the next few years.

As the Lead Horticulture Teacher / Horticulturist Trainer & Assessor / Tutor you will organise sessions and assessments, developing learning plans, carrying out risk assessments, fulfilling assessor responsibilities and ensuring that all training activities are linked to the Nurseries business.

Working as the Lead Horticulture Teacher / Horticulturist Trainer & Assessor / Tutor you will contribute to developing a strong work ethic within the garden, so that students are able to achieve their qualifications and develop their work-related skills. You will adopt a flexible training approach, ensuring that you work therapeutically with students to build their confidence, develop social skills, make friends and have new experiences.  You will maintain student records, report on progress, develop training plans and oversee the preparation of portfolios for verification.

 

DUTIES

Your duties as the Lead Horticulture Teacher / Horticulturist Trainer & Assessor / Tutor will include:

  • Lead on and deliver Horticulture training in QCF approved qualifications including Level 1 and 2 Work based Horticulture and NPTC Skills for Life Entry level qualifications to disabled adults, or those with long term health conditions, and those who have experienced mental health problems
  • Link the training outputs of the students into the Charity’s Nurseries, so that students have ongoing real work experience
  • Assess new applicants for the training programme and develop individual learning plans with new students
  • Fulfil assessor responsibilities for all accredited training programmes
  • Develop and maintain training plans for delivery of all accredited programmes
  • Support learning, encourage and supervise students in activities
  • Manage the preparation and presentation of portfolios for Internal and External Verification
  • Maintain student records of progress
  • Work closely with other members of both the garden team and colleagues at head office to ensure that students receive an all-round service that meets their needs

 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Essential

  • CTLLS/DTLLS or equivalent teaching qualification
  • Proven occupational competence in Horticulture, qualified to Level 3 or above
  • A qualification in horticultural therapy would be an advantage
  • Experience of providing horticulture training leading to nationally recognised qualifications, developing individual learning plans and devising tutorials and learning materials appropriate to the needs of the student group, some of whom may face diverse barriers to learning
  • Experience of leading, organising and contributing to the success of a small team
  • Experience of assessing students’ work, building and developing portfolios, and submitting work for accreditation
  • The ability and willingness to drive, and possession a minibus licence would be an advantage
  • Good written English and numeracy skills and the proven ability to compose high standard letters and reports
  • Excellent organisational and IT skills
  • Ability to use a coaching approach to bring out the best in your colleagues and students
  • Excellent plant knowledge – including the production of food crops
  • A good grounding in the principles of horticultural therapy
  • Knowledge of current best practice in the delivery and assessment of vocational qualifications
  • Knowledge about autism and different aspects of learning disability
  • The ability to solve problems creatively and manage stressful situations

Desirable

  • Assessor qualification (A1-A2)
  • Experience of working within a therapeutic environment, using horticulture as a tool to aid recovery and wellbeing
  • Experience with IV and EV assessment practices
  • Experience of supporting disabled adults to achieve training and qualification outcomes
  • Able to track and keep an updated CPD log

 

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION PROCESS: Once we’ve reviewed your CV, we will email over some extra details regarding the application process that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for our email.

CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement may also be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.

JOB REF: AWDO-P5795

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