Instructor / Learning Assessor - Horticulture

Instructor / Learning Assessor - Horticulture

Job Ref ADV422

Permanent / full time

Elmwood Campus

£26,588 - £31,169 per annum (under review)

Ref: ANF/RLU/009/22

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Work Based Learning Instructor to work with the Senior lecturer in the Horticulture department in contributing to the coordination & delivery of Horticulture Work Based Learning Programmes mainly at the Elmwood Campus.

The postholder will deliver practical vocational skills training to Horticulture Work Based Learning students and external clients. Working with the Senior lecturer, Work Based Learning Manager and administrators in the co-ordination and delivery of Modern Apprenticeships, in line with appropriate project and SRUC policies, procedures and SDS Operational Rules.

In this role you will:

  • Deliver agricultural/horticulture education, training, instruction and assessment which will include practical vocational skills, observing relevant health and safety procedures
  • Have a student focused approach to teaching and learning and be able to engage students in a practical environment
  • Maintain and update training materials to meet current vocational standards, practice and legislation.
  • Complete student recruitment & enrolment/registration documents for work-based learners.
  • Carry out student assessment in accordance with Awarding Body standards at any SRUC campus
  • Maintain appropriate records of attendance, teaching and assessment.
  • Ensure all internal and external communications are answered in a timely, effective and customer focussed manner.
  • Attend internal and external meetings as required.
  • Effectively manage own workload and diary.
  • Take part in continual professional development.

You should be educated to HND level in a Horticulture or related discipline. You should have proven experience in Horticulture, including practical field work combined with a practical and theoretical knowledge of modern agricultural/horticultural practises. Ideally you should be an approved Lantra Instructor or City & Guilds (NPTC) Assessor or possess a teaching qualification. Experience of assessment in practical and written curriculum items and/ or Teaching/training experience is highly desirable.

Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Description document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you visit our website. Apply online at www.sruc.ac.uk/jobs

Closing date: 04 October 2022

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

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Head Gardener

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and competent Head Gardener to maintain a historic private estate located near St Andrews in Scotland, to a high standard throughout the year, as well as helping to shape the future of the gardens as part of long-term planning.

The established gardens extend to 16 acres and comprise of formal areas including lawns, mature yew hedging, mixed shrub planting, herbaceous borders, ponds and planted pathways. A heated greenhouse and cold frames are used for propagation. This role also encompasses the care and maintenance of all the estates house plants. The Head Gardener is a key position and the person appointed will be responsible for ensuring that all areas are maintained to the highest horticultural standards in order to preserve its unique character for the benefit of the family and visitors.

In addition to maintaining and developing all areas of the formal gardens, hedging and surrounding grounds, the successful candidate will work closely with the family to develop and deliver new projects that will enhance the historical beauty and function of the garden. They will also be required to plan and implement both short and long-term maintenance programmes and planting schedules, as well as conducting guided tours of the garden, including any other formal visits. This role will feature the supervision of a full-time gardener and season volunteers, ensuring that health and safety measures are followed, all machinery is serviced and in good condition and all garden infrastructure is maintained.

Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years proven experience at head gardener level, within a private estate or a horticulturally diverse public garden. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent plant knowledge and technical skill through proven academic horticultural qualification or experience. Practical experience or certification with a wide range of garden machinery such as strimmers, lawnmowers, hedge trimmers and chainsaws is essential for this position with chemical spraying certificates (PA1/6) being desirable.

This role comes with a 2-bedroom cottage, which is a 20-minute drive from St Andrews, with the council tax being paid for as part of the package however, the candidate will be responsible for all other utilities. A full, clean UK driving license is essential for this position.

LOCATION:  Near St Andrews
SALARY:  £34,000
JOB No:  EC48253

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Bevan Andrews on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Head Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Head Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Assistant Gardener

Assistant Gardener required

Job Ref ADV383

An opportunity has arisen for a full-time assistant gardener to join a small team in Mertoun Gardens, which is in the Scottish Borders. The gardens lie to the north and east of Mertoun House extending to about 26 acres.

Duties will include –

  • Cultivation of quality fruit and vegetables.
  • Routine maintenance of flower borders, climbing plants and ornamental plantings.
  • Lawn care.
  • Operation of garden machinery.
  • Monitoring health of trees.
  • Pruning.
  • Hedge Cutting.
  • Spraying.
  • Assist with Public, student and school visits.
  • Weekend opening of greenhouses and watering duties fortnightly.
  • General duties within the Estate.

Person Specification –

  • Presentable and organised.
  • Flexible and willing to work extra hours if required.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • PA1/6, first aid an advantage but not essential.
  • SVQ level 2 or 3 horticultural qualification equivalent experience desirable.
  • Must hold a full driving licence.

Salary will be discussed at interview.

Assistance with accommodation may be available.

Apply for application form to: estateoffice@mertoun.com

www.mertoungardens.co.uk


Head Gardener

Head Gardener required

Job Ref ADV380

Stephen Ogilvie Garden Design are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and qualified head gardener to join our small, but growing horticultural team, handling a portfolio of stunning private gardens and estates in and around Edinburgh.

The successful candidate will have excellent plant identification skills, knowledge of how and when to prune shrubs and trees, how to care for herbaceous borders and experience of planting new gardens. There are opportunities to design new borders and subsequent planting plans for new and existing gardens. Experience of managing clients and small teams would be preferable.

As this is a role for a horticulturalist, we require that candidates are qualified to at least RHS Level 3 or equivalent, hold a PA1 & PA6 spraying license (or similar) and ideally a chainsaw license. Experience of horticultural equipment and a full, clean driving license is also required.

We provide a uniform, PPE and all necessary tools and equipment, as well as opportunities for additional qualifications and courses that are relevant to the role.

Working hours are Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4.30pm. We will consider either full or part-time for the right applicant.

Stephen Ogilvie Garden Design, Build & Horticulture

Stephen Ogilvie (@stephen.ogilvie.gardens) • Instagram photos and videos

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Assistant Head Gardener

Position:                              Assistant Head Gardener, Private Estate.

Job Ref:                                ADV357

Location:                             Near St Andrews, Fife.

Salary:                                  £26,000  + Other benefits

Hours:                                  Full time

Responsible to:                  The estate Head Gardener

Accommodation:               Could be available after a trial period.

The estate, which is over 400 years old, includes a walled garden, an orchard, extensive borders, topiary and a large heather garden. There is a large ornamental pond with an open southerly aspect to the sea. There is a new glasshouse and a kitchen garden. In all 80HA.

The successful applicant will possess a UK Driving Licence, a chain saw licence and HND or HNC certificates, or RHS Level 2.

Excellent plant knowledge and horticultural capabilities are essential, the garden is in a transition period and the owners wish to expand and develop the gardens by introducing unusual and exotic plants, hopefully the garden will very soon once again be open to selective members of the garden community. This is an excellent opportunity for a person with imagination and a flair for gardening.

Email your CV and your reasons why you believe that this is the challenge you have been waiting for to hortus079@gmail.com


Lecturer in Horticulture

Lecturer in Horticulture required

Job Ref ADV353

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer in Horticulture. The successful candidate will blend a thorough knowledge of the Horticulture industry and its future education and training needs, with experience of teaching, course organisation and course development in a higher education setting. There may additionally be opportunities to develop research, consultancy and scholarly activity in the programme areas

The successful applicant should have a relevant PhD degree or research equivalent qualification in horticulture or a related subject. Experience of teaching in a higher education setting is essential.

They will be a team player with well-developed communication and networking skills and possess an ability to work in partnership with outside organisations. With sound practical knowledge the successful candidate should have the ability to teach modules in a variety of aspects of the Horticulture industry.

This is a permanent, full-time post.

Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Description document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the APPLY link.

Closing date: 16 September 2021

www.sruc.ac.uk


Lecturer in Horticulture

Lecturer in Horticulture required

Job Ref ADV351

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.  Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

Key responsibilities of the role will involve:

-Teaching and supporting FE and HE students

-Maintaining a portfolio of teaching activity of high quality, reputation, and impact.

-Continually developing approaches to teaching and learning which are innovative in the subject area and reflect best practice.

-Participating actively in the development of subject based pedagogy and teaching, learning and assessment strategies.

-Involvement in continuing professional development in relation to teaching and, where appropriate, related professional practices.

-Contributing to the development of curriculum to embrace industry need

-Contributing to the development, application and maintenance of academic standards in a defined area of work to advance student academic development.

We are looking for a horticulture lecturer who is able to integrate with colleagues across our existing teaching and research strengths. Candidates should have strengths in practical skills (interests may include, but not limited to, sustainable horticulture, urban horticulture, production horticulture and management) to use and develop Elmwood campus across education, research and KE activities. Ideally, the successful applicant will be experienced in FE and/or HE delivery, combined with a drive to impact positively on today’s horticulture industry.

The successful candidate will be required to teach on and further develop the FE and HE horticulture portfolio. Within this programme across SRUC, there is an emphasis on preparing students for careers and fostering the essential skills needed by industry.

The successful applicant will also ideally have a track record of research and/or industry experience in a related field. SRUC is seeking a closer alignment of its research and education activities and it is hoped that the successful applicant will contribute to world class research carried out within SRUC. You will grasp the opportunity to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations and ambitions that will build on current strengths within the department, and across the institution.

This is a permanent full-time post.

Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Description document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the APPLY link.

Closing date: 15 September 2021

www.sruc.ac.uk