About the department
The Academy of Land and Environment here at Reaseheath College and University Centre provides a unique learning experience for Agriculture, Countryside, Horticulture and Floristry students with course content emphasising the exciting future of sustainable land management. Utilising new investment in technologies and equipment, research and data analysis, field scale and controlled environment cropping as well as hands on experience on our college farm and wider estate gives our students a huge advantage and helps them achieve rewarding careers in the land and environment sector. Improving our natural environment, habitats, green spaces and managing land and food production in a sustainable way are key government strategies and is why our Academy of Land and Environment is pioneering environmental sustainability in land-based education.
We are also about to embark on an exciting time as we begin to deliver T Level Programmes and develop our Institute of Technology through a substantial investment in new technology, resources, and the rapid growth to the curriculum.
“I have worked at Reaseheath College for 15 years and started as a Technician and have worked my way up to Advanced Practitioner/Course Manager in Agriculture. I’m from a farming family background and I have a passion for Agriculture. I love making a difference to a young person’s life, seeing them grow whilst on their course, whether this is someone with very limited farming knowledge and experience driving a tractor for the first time or a someone with more experience telling me they have been able to influence farming decisions on their family farms after what they have learnt at college. Many students keep in touch after leaving college and it’s great to hear what a great time they had with us and to be able to see them progress within the farming industry. I think it’s important to be able to share my experience and knowledge in order to educate the next generation of farmers.”
About the role
We are looking for exciting and dynamic teaching staff to join the team to help shape the next generation of Land Based professionals with their knowledge and experience in the industry.
We have a range of Practical Instructor, Lecturer, and Course Manager roles available. We would welcome applications from people with practical knowledge and experience of the land-based sector including estate maintenance, landscaping, production horticulture as well as agriculture and horticulture related machinery operations. And we would welcome those with qualifications and specialisms relating to farm livestock production, agricultural business and sustainability, machinery and data technologies, crop husbandry and plant and soil science.
In return we offer a great working environment, beautiful surroundings, generous pension, annual leave, the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave and a welcoming family feel. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a college celebrating 100 years of specialist land-based education and paving the way for another 100. An opportunity to share your skills and be part of shaping the practical, academic, and pastoral development of the next generation of land-based professionals.
Formal teaching qualifications are desirable, but your experience, knowledge and skills are more important to us, and we can provide on the job training to help you become a qualified teacher.
Please note this role constitutes ‘regulated activity’ as defined by the Protection of Freedom Act 2012. The successful candidate will therefore be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check with barred list information prior to starting employment. You must have the right to work in the UK and will be required to provide evidence to support this.
View the job description here.
About the college
Reaseheath College is recognised as one of the UK’s premier land based and technical colleges in the country and has an excellent reputation for the quality of its Further and Higher Education and Apprenticeships. We are celebrating our centenary year, which represents a significant milestone in our land-based history. Our influence and reach are local, regional and national and we play an active part in the ambitious development of the rural and national economy through our close work with the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
The College has a beautiful setting amongst 280 hectares of farm, parklands, lake, woodland and sport facilities. Our delivery sites also comprise of specialist equine outreach centres at Oldham and Knowsley. We have invested £80 million over the last 10 years to create world class vocational and educational facilities. We have thriving and highly responsive partnerships with many leading employers and boast academic achievement that places us in the top quartile of Colleges.
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Further Education: 01270 613242
Higher Education: 01270 613284