Vocational Trainer - Skills for Work and Living (Horticulture)

Job: Trainer - Skills for Work and Living (Horticuture)

Job reference: VT717HS

Location: Highgate, North London

Contract Type: Permanent, Full-time (37.5 hours)

Salary:  £23,437 - £25,721 (Grade A: Unqualified)

             £25,721 - £28,579 per annum (Grade B: Qualified) 

Position available from August 2017

Closing date: 4th August 2017 at midnight.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Trainer in Skills for Work and Living, with horticultural experience, to teach and assess learners on a range of accredited and non-accredited courses ranging from Entry Level to Level 1 covering horticulture, employability and independent living. The successful candidate will work as a part of our team to plan and deliver high quality training programmes for learners with special educational needs and disabilities, preparing them for successful progression into employment, further education or independent living.

The Harington Scheme is a small charity based in Highgate, North London. It has an excellent reputation and track record in delivering high quality skills training and work experience opportunities to young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. It was rated ‘Good’ in its June 2017 Ofsted inspection.   

The successful candidate will have experience of working with learners with special educational needs and or disabilities, have excellent horticultural skills and experience, hold a teaching qualification (or willingness to work towards within an agreed timeframe), and be highly motivated to provide an outstanding service to our learners. Candidates will contribute effectively to the successful learning experience of learners through high quality teaching and a supportive approach that results in high levels of learner achievement, retention and progression. In return we will offer an exciting and challenging role with a supportive network of staff.

This post involves working closely with young people and vulnerable adults therefore appointment will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure with Barred List checks.


To apply please download the attached application form and job description and email your completed application to: jobs@harington.org.uk.  CVs will not be accepted.