Countryside Lecturer

Activate Learning (Merrist Wood)


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We have an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer within our Countryside and Environment team at our Merrist Wood Campus. You will be responsible for delivering education and training to students at the College for a number of courses with a variation of levels covering both Further Education and Higher Education provision.

You will be responsible for quality teaching and learning in the delivery of courses and in supporting the raising of standards in accordance with the Corporate Aims and Strategic Objectives of the College.

This a permanent full time position, based at our Merrist Wood campus.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

You will be enthusiastic and motivated and ideally carry relevant qualifications and/or experience in the Countryside sector within FE and/or HE provision. You will have a teaching qualification or willingness to work towards a recognised qualification. Ideally, you will have work experience within a Further Education environment and teaching on City and Guilds and Pearson/BTEC qualifications. Unqualified candidates would start at a lower salary point and this could be discussed at interview, if successfully shortlisted.

In addition, you will need to have a flexible approach, coupled with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. You will have an open mindset and attitude towards technology and virtual learning tools. Along with current Maths and English skills, you will also demonstrate the ability to engage and develop students and role model the attributes that we develop within our learners.

What are the benefits of this role?

Merrist Wood is a 400-acre, multi-award-winning college with excellent facilities spread across our beautiful estate and a wide range of courses to suit all abilities.

Merrist Wood College is widely recognised for specialising in providing education and training for the land-based industries.
Located three miles from Guildford town centre in Worplesdon, the college dates back as early as 1318. We are widely recognised by industry specialists for our training excellence and many successes at RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows. Work from the estate has been seen across the world!

The indoor riding arena is one of the largest of any college in the country and we are home to a large, diverse range of animals in our Animal Management Centre.

We offer a range of courses from one-day workshops and short courses, to diplomas and certificates, with progression right up to degree level. Success rates are higher than the national benchmarks, and our tutors are experienced industry professionals.

You would be joining a well-established teaching team and will have the opportunity to help support study tours worldwide. There is a generous annual leave entitlement and access to training. You will have the opportunity to progress your career and work within an organisation that values creativity and flexible delivery to ensure the best student experience.

What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group?

Activate Learning – why us? At Activate Learning we are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing and retaining the right staff who match and promote the values and behaviours of our brand. Our employee experience is a vital part of this process.

Our award-winning Learning Philosophy has driven new models of applied learning and inspires transformation and aspirations across our employees to make a difference. Generous annual leave entitlements, access to training and development, travel subsidies – bus and train, cycle scheme, onsite parking (first come first served), plenty of public transport options for all sites, discounted membership to the Lifestyle Centre (on some campuses) and Employee Assistance Programme.

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.

Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.


Activate Learning (Merrist Wood)



Ends on 15 Jun 2021

13 days ago