Instructor / Learning Assessor – Horticulture


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Working For: SRUC

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

Closing date: 04 October 2022

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

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