Vacancy: Vocational Horticulture Tutor

Harington have an excitng opportunity for a Vocational Horticulture Tutor to join the team.

Location: Harington Main Training Site (Highgate, North London)

Salary: £25,218-£27,676 per annum (Grade A: Unqualified/part-qualified)

£27,676-£30,752 per annum (Grade B: Qualified)

Job Type: Full time

Hours: 37.5 hours a week (08.30-5pm) plus occasional weekend duty for which time off in lieu will be granted.

Annual Leave: 25 days rising to 30 after 5 years’ service, (during set break weeks)

Reporting To: Vocational Training Manager

Responsible for: Up to 50 learners as part of a team of tutors


Vocational Horticulture Tutor – The Role:

To work as a part of our training team to plan and deliver Harington’s Skills Pathway training programmes (Horticulture and Skills for Work and Living) for learners with special educational needs and disabilities, preparing them for employment, further education or independent living.

To teach and assess learners on a range of accredited and non-accredited courses ranging from Entry Level to Level 1 and develop learners practical and work skills through the delivery of horticulture based programmes.

To 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.

Vocational Horticulture Tutor – Key Responsibilities

- Contribute to thorough initial assessment and induction of learners on Skills Pathway programmes.

- Contribute to the planning and design of cohesive individual learning plans/programmes through discussion with learners, parents and colleagues

- To be responsible for an agreed teaching programme of accredited and non-accredited learning within the Skills Pathway programme. Teaching and assessing at entry level to level 1, but may be required to teach on any other course at Harington for which the post holder is qualified

- Embed within all learning activities the opportunity to improve learners English, maths and communication skills

- Ensure that ICT is used effectively to enhance teaching, learning and assessment

- Liaise effectively with Harington’s internal work placements and work experience co-ordinators to ensure that a joined up approach to the development of learners’ work skills is taken

- Develop schemes of work, lesson plans, group profiles and learning materials for teaching and learning sessions

- Assess candidates working towards qualifications and ensure the maintenance of candidate portfolios and assessment records

- Assist with preparing and implementing annual, weekly, and daily horticultural work schedules.

- Act as a keyworker to a number of learners reviewing their progress, providing tutorial support, guidance, and liaising with external organisations as appropriat

- Assist with ensuring that expected standards of learners’ behaviour are adhered to

- Maintain accurate records of work, learner attendance, progress and assessment in line with agreed procedures and produce reports as requested by managers


Vocational Horticulture Tutor – You:

- Qualified teacher (or willing to work toward achieving within an agreed timescale):

Qualified = Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, DTLLS, Cert Ed, PGCE or equivalent full teaching qualification

- Relevant horticultural qualifications (Level 2 or above) and/or proven experience of horticultural work

- Minimum of Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy

- Experience of working with learners with special educational needs and or disabilities (including High Need learners)


Harington values equality and diversity and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post involves working closely with young people and vulnerable adults therefore appointment will be subject to safer recruitment practices including satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS Disclosure with Barred List checks.

Initial applications through CV and covering letter. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to complete a Harington application form.

CV and covering letter can be sent to


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