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Lecturer in Horticulture

To deliver Horticulture qualifications and full cost course community and/or on College sites to meet delivery and quality assurance requirements. To ensure that target setting and monitoring of students leads to achievement of the qualification and personal aims. 

Employer
Craven College
Date Posted:
January 23, 2023
Post No.
VL006
Location
Skipton
Rate of pay
Grade V Teaching rate £23.11 per hour
Hours
Variable hours
Responsible to
Head of Adult Learning
Closing Date
February 5, 2023 23:59
Special Conditions

Due to the nature of the work it is essential that applicants have a current clean driving licence and own, or have use of, an appropriately insured car

Pay claims are submitted on the last working day of the month for payment on the last working day of the following month

Fixed Term until 31 July 2023, extension dependent on student numbers

A full enhanced disclosure check will be required via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for this post

Key Duties

This job description is a guide to the duties you will be expected to perform immediately on your appointment. These may change in the future in line with the strategic direction and development of the College.

  • To teach a range of horticulture programmes for adult part-time provision which are either day time, evenings or occasional weekends.
  • To develop and design appropriate learning materials for the adult learning programmes
  • To assess and record students work as necessary to meet Quality Assurance and self-assessment requirements within deadlines;
  • To implement appropriate College Quality Assurance procedures and carry out relevant recording and administrative tasks to meet deadlines;
  • To agree and review an individual learning plan with students;
  • To contribute to quality standards with particular reference to retention and achievement 
  • Embed use of English and Mathematics’ skills within the practical sessions
  • To participate in curriculum development and promotional aspects of the curriculum and School;
  • To function as an effective team member within the School and across the College, as appropriate;
  • To 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;
  • To attend and actively participate in regular course team, standardisation meetings and meetings with internal verifiers, external verifiers and awarding bodies, as requested by the Head of School/Line Manager;
  • To undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in line with College policies and maintain occupational competence;
  • To participate in the College’s Appraisal scheme and undertake professional updating/staff development as required to meet the needs of the School and College;
  • To be fully conversant with the College’s Equality and Diversity aims and objectives; and take appropriate positive action in the promotion and delivery of Equality and Diversity targets:
  • To be fully conversant with and implement the College’s range of safeguarding policies and procedures, to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all students and staff;
  • Any other duties commensurate with grade and status as may reasonably be requested.
Person Specific

OUR BEHAVIOURS

Our behaviors are not meant to be exhaustive but serve to illustrate and bring to life the range of aspects that contribute to being an effective Craven colleague. We need everyone to bring them to life.

COLLABORATIVE

WORK TOGETHER TO OFFER ALL LEARNERS AND CUSTOMERS EXCELLENT OUTCOMES, BUILD STRONG WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Connected - Work well with others
  • Innovative - Creative and solutions-focussed, work inventively, generate new ideas
  • Responsible - Takes ownership, completes work well and on time

ASPIRATIONAL

ABLE AND WILLING TO EVOLVE, ACHIEVE POTENTIAL, ADAPT TO CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS

  • Curious - Inquisitive and interested
  • Optimistic - Have a positive outlook
  • Progressive - Determined to succeed

RESILIENT

CAPABLE OF WITHSTANDING ADVERSITY AND ABLE TO TRANSCEND DIFFICULTY THROUGH CAPABILITY AND COMPETENCE

  • Adaptable – Flexible
  • Enthusiastic - Can do attitude
  • Pragmatic - Sensible and realistic

AUTHENTIC

HONEST AND OPEN IN ALL TRANSACTIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS, SELF AWARE, POSITIVE AND HELPFUL

  • Positive mindset - Committed and determined
  • Respectful - Inclusive and kind
  • Socially intelligent - Self-aware and employable                                           

The person we are hoping to appoint will meet all the following essential requirements and some or all of the desirable requirements.

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 licence and use of car.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Qualifications in line with College Policy and legislative requirements i.e. PGCE or Certificate in Education/Level 3 Teaching Award in Education and Training or Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (or prepared to work towards);
  • Experience of teaching adults in the community 
  • Internal Verifiers Award i.e. V1 or equivalent;
  • Previous experience of Teaching, Training and Assessing ideally in the FE sector;
  • Appreciation of quality issues in FE.
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