Programme Manager: Work Based Learning

14 July 2017

Programme Manager: Work Based Learning (£29,320 - £33,982 per annum)

At Plumpton College we pride ourselves on our work based learning provision and this is one of the fastest growing areas of our curriculum. We need a credible, competent and confident manager to really push the boundaries of what is possible, to be close to our industry partners and to drive future growth. Managing a team of trainer/assessors to grow our apprenticeship provision, developing our short course programmes and working with employers on skills development through bespoke programmes, all form part of this role.  Minimum level 4 qualification in Forestry, Arboriculture or Woodland Management with a minimum of 10 years industry experience.

Plumpton College is the leading provider of Forestry, Arboriculture and Woodland Management learning & education in the south- east and we are growing our provision to meet industry needs.

We are making significant investment in our facilities and resources to offer the best learning experience for our students and as we move to becoming the Southern School of Forestry and Woodland Management, we are looking to build our staff team and enhance the quality of the programmes we offer. With four management posts available, this is a great opportunity for experienced lecturers and industry professionals to consider a career with us.

Over the last 18 months we have been working hard to improve every aspect of our provision and have been undertaking a really positive process of organisational change to lead the way in learning and skills development across the land based sector. We are innovative and forward thinking, we are prepared to challenge and above all we will seize opportunities for further improvement and growth. Yet above all else we always reflect the needs of industry and remain focused on successful student outcomes.

Our learning programmes in Forestry, Arboriculture & Woodland Management range from Level 1 up to degree level, we offer the full range of industry Lantra & NPTC Licences to Practice, we have the largest range of short and part-time courses and are trailblazing with the introduction of the new apprenticeship standards of Forest Operative and Arborist.

Set in 850 hectares of East Sussex, we have access to some of the best broadleaf woodland in the UK and working in partnership with the Scottish School of Forestry we will also be providing students with experience of large commercial forestry operations in Scotland.

As well as a competitive salary, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 37 days holiday plus bank holidays, membership of the Teachers’ pension scheme, child care voucher scheme and free on-site parking. 

For further information about the role including job description and application please visit the vacancies section of our website www.plumpton.ac.uk. Alternatively contact the HR Department for an application pack, email : hr@plumpton.ac.uk 

Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AE. Tel: 01273 890454, 

Closing date : Wednesday, 9 August 2017 at 9.00 am