Hard Landscape tutor - part time

Job Description

The Merrist Wood College is now part of the Activate Learning group with the purpose of reviving the offering and environment of the campus.  We have been through a period of transformation and improvement to bring the college into a world class facility.  Joining this team will enable you to shape the future of the college and to ensure that it is viewed and recognised for the value that it adds to the land-based students and industries that it works to support. 

The people that work at the site are passionate about their subject matter industry and are working for the betterment of the college, the team offers a positive and welcoming environment where ideas and development are embraced.

We are undergoing some significant investment to deliver this transformation, which includes a multimillion pound contribution from the department of education for future developments, it's an exciting time to join us.  

Activate Learning are currently looking for an experienced Landscape teacher to support our existing team of Landscape professionals in delivering purposeful, yet exciting practical and theory lessons to a diverse group of learners, attending full time, part time and short courses.

As part of working in collaboration with the Landscape/Horticulture provision and other internal and external partners, you will be responsible for designing, preparing, and delivering constructive lessons to our students that share an ultimate passion within the subject area.

This is a part time (30 hours per week), permanent position based at Merrist Wood college.


What do you need to be successful in this role?

Successful candidates will have an appropriate professional qualification at level 4 or above and/or significant industry experience. Whilst we would prefer applications from qualified teachers who hold a PGCE or equivalent teaching qualification, we would consider applications from unqualified applicants, with the ability to inspire our learners and a willingness to complete a teaching qualification. Unqualified candidates would start at a lower salary point and this could be discussed at interview, if successfully shortlisted.

In addition, you will need to have a flexible approach, coupled with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. You will demonstrate the ability to engage and develop students and role model the attributes that we develop within our learners.


What are the benefits of this role?

There really is no limit in terms of your personal growth, development and career by joining one of the largest Education Providers in the UK. You will have a comprehensive development program as part of induction together with peer to peer learning, a formal development plan and support at every step of the way to set you up for success.

We offer a buddy system, a digital induction module and a close-knit community of experts and leaders across the Group to support the sharing of best practice and encourage individual growth. We have extensive technology in place to develop digital capability and flexible working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.


What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group? 

At Activate Learning we are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our award-winning Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing and retaining the right staff who match and promote the values and behaviours of our brand.

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.

Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.