Grounds Person / Assistant arborist instructor






£34,968pa inclusive of London Weighting Salary based on Teaching and Learning grade

Closing date:

05 February 2023

Full Time, Permanent

36 hours, 52 weeks per year             

Enfield, with travel to other Centres

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced instructor to teach on our variety of Introduction, Intermediate and Advance courses within Agriculture, Arboriculture, Environmental Conservation. The focus will be on teaching the next generation of Arboriculture.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant, creative and supportive team, with a shared passion and vision in making a positive impact to the lives of students of all ages and backgrounds. Having taught previously in Further Education would be desirable but is not essential.

The ideal candidate will have a Diploma in Arboriculture and Forestry, be comfortable teaching topics at a variety of different course levels including but not limited to:

L2 Award / certificate in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting 

Level 2 award / certificate in tree felling and processing up to 380 mm 

NPTC level 2 / certificate award in Manual Feed Brushwood chipper   

NPTC Level 2 award / certificate in Brushcutting and Strimming with integrated assessment  

 Safe Use & Operation of a Mobile Elevated Working Platform

The successful candidate will be able to support students with assessments. Additionally, they will have experience working within the Arboriculture and Forestry Industry to provide up to date knowledge and capabilities to the learners.

We would be looking to support you to become a NPTC Assessor and a LANTRA Trainer for the ground based units.  You will also be responsible for the logistics of the Arboriculture school where you will be working with other team members to facilitate the practical resources for classes 

What’s in it for you?

We offer the opportunity to help develop your skills and knowledge in a friendly team environment, plus a range of benefits including a career average pension scheme (LGPS), employee assistance programme and full access to Capel Gardens.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects the wider community we support. We particularly welcome applicants from groups currently under-represented in senior roles, including females, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), people with disabilities and from the LGBTQ community.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our students and expect everybody working for the College to share this commitment.  We actively seek DBS clearance checks for applications of employment as part of our safeguarding procedures.

Closing Date:      5 February 2023

Interview Date:  TBC

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