Horticulture Technician – The Isle Of Wight College

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Location
Newport
Contract
Full Time
Salary
£19,317 - £20,242 per annum
Published
29/04/2022
Closing
13/05/2022

Horticulture Technician

39 hours per week

£19,317 – £20,242 per annum

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work within our Land Based Studies team as a Horticulture Technician at our main site in Newport.

Working within a busy horticulture environment you will provide high quality, practical support to our students and staff whilst ensuring an excellent learning experience.  You will ensure equipment, materials and resources are well maintained and available for teaching, and support students gain practical skills and knowledge within this industry.

You will also be involved with the development, care and maintenance of the college grounds, including the ‘living’ plant collection and horticultural crops. Some duties will require agreed weekend cover on a rota basis.

You will be required to support the delivery teaching and learning in the following subjects:

  • Ground preparation
  • Planting
  • Care and maintenance of plants and borders
  • Estates maintenance
  • Design and development of the college grounds

What you can offer us:

  • Minimum of a Level 2 Horticulture qualification or similar
  • Relevant practical knowledge and horticultural experience
  • First aid qualification (or willingness to work towards)

In return we can offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • 41 days’ holiday per year including 30 days’ annual leave, 8 bank holidays and 3 ‘given’ days during the Christmas closure period, pro-rata
  • Local Government Pension scheme membership
  • A variety of training opportunities, including studying for additional related qualifications
  • Family friendly flexible working options
  • A range of other staff benefits, including onsite free gym, on site restaurant and hair & beauty salons, as well as discounted travel options on Red Funnel and Wightlink.

If you are a dedicated and proactive individual, who is keen to the support the teaching and learning of our future Horticulture professionals then do not hesitate to apply. 

The Isle of Wight College is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For further information and an application form please email hr@iwcollege.ac.uk

Closing date for the submission of statements of interest: Friday, 13th May 2022

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