Practical Instructor in Arboriculture & Countryside

Enfield, Middlesex, England
£18601 - £23365 per annum + £1,791 London Weighting
10 Aug 2017
07 Sep 2017
Richard Ford
Contract Type
Full Time
Job title: Practical Instructor in Arboriculture & Countryside
Location: Enfield (with travel to other College Centres as and when required)
Salary: £18,601 to £23,365 plus £1,791 London Weighting

Permanent, Full time

Our client is currently looking for 2x Practical Instructors in Arboriculture & Countryside who will be responsible for the demonstration and technical instruction to students of a wide range of arboriculture subjects at the College and at other sites as required. We are looking for someone who can inspire students to become fully trained tree surgeons.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Undertaking and lead demonstration and technical instruction of students attending the college on a range of full-time, part-time and short courses at the direction of the Head of School in Arboriculture and Countryside Management. This would include instructing to LANTRA/NPTC standards
Undertaking the assessment of students' practical abilities according to criteria laid down by BTEC, City & Guilds and the National Vocational Qualifications standards
Maintain an up-to-date schemes of work and lesson plans for each course, liaising with Arboricultural and Countryside Lecturers as to student progress and with regard to schemes of work and assessment criteria
Liaising with members of the teaching staff to co-ordinate demonstration sessions and ensure the smooth transition between classroom studies and practical sessions
Assisting with the supervision of students allocated to projects and provision of technical assistance and advice as required
Responsible for ensuring that the health and safety of students is maintained whilst undertaking practical sessions. Including upkeep of LOLER and PUWER records
Assisting the Course Managers/Lecturers in visiting and assessing students' work on work placement and assessing the workplace offered to the student for work experience
Organising the provision of all equipment required for practical in Arboriculture and Countryside management

The post-holder will be required to drive a College Minibus. It is therefore desirable that applicants have category D1 on their current driving licence. Support will be given to applicants to undertake the appropriate test if they do not currently possess this.

Required Qualifications and Experience:
A relevant arboriculture qualification to NVQ Level 2 or equivalent
NPTC Certificate of Competence CS 30, CS31, CS32, CS38 and CS39 (or working towards within a given time frame)
Experience of working in arboriculture/countryside
A current clean driving licence

What's in it for you?
Our client offers a unique working environment with a range of benefits including:

Access to the Teachers' Pension Scheme or LGPS (depending on job role)
Employee assistance programme
Superb staff development opportunities

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and barring list check as it is within regulated activity due to the college being defined as a 'specified place'. The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

The College aims to employ a workforce which reflects the community it serves. Therefore applications from minority groups are welcomed. Where applicants indicate they have a disability and meet the essential criteria in the person specification, they will be short-listed for interview.

How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on 'Apply' and upload your CV, you will then be sent an email with a link to complete an online application form. This must be completed to be considered.

Closing date is 16th August 2017