Instructor – Arboriculture and Forestry

Sparsholt CollegeHampshire

£18,840 - £25,308 including market supplement (dependent upon qualifications and experience)

This is an opportunity to join a well-resourced and successful team with a reputation for high quality training.  This role will involve the delivery of training/instructing to our main-stream students and also to a range of short courses to industry and private clients.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a level 3 qualification in arboriculture or forestry together with proven training experience and at least 3 years’ industry experience. The majority of short courses involve the preparation of candidates for NPTC competence-based tests in chainsaws, aerial rescue and climbing however, there are also a range of machinery-based courses covering: chippers, stump grinders, tractors and hedge trimmers. 

Preferred candidates will possess NPTC competence qualifications in all the above areas but as a minimum any candidate must hold:

• chainsaw crosscut and maintenance

• small tree felling plus climbing

• aerial rescue

• aerial cutting of trees using free fall techniques

NPTC/Lantra assessor/trainer status would be welcomed.

This post is based at the Sparsholt campus

Closing Date: 01 March 2021

College Benefits 

• Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (a defined benefit pension scheme)

• Death Benefit grant of 3 x salary if in the pension scheme

• Free on-site parking

• Occupational Sick Pay Scheme

• Occupational Maternity Pay Scheme

• Holiday entitlement of 23 days (rising to 25 days after 5 years’ service) plus Public and Bank Holidays along with college closure days at Xmas. 

• Ability to Purchase Additional Annual Leave via a salary sacrifice arrangement 

• Access to an employee assistance scheme

• Facility to purchase Sparsholt produce including: plants, fruit & vegetables, fish and game

• Access to discounted hair treatments at the Andover campus

• Ability to access a range of CPD events and support with undertaking professional qualifications

• Various food outlets and eateries offering good value food and drink at competitive prices

There is a nursery on the Sparsholt campus operated by a commercial provider

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Sparsholt College


Sparsholt College
Westley LaneSparsholtWinchesterHampshireSO21 2NFUnited Kingdom
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