Grounds Person / Assistant arborist instructor






£34,969.00pa inclusive on London Weighting. Salary based on Teaching and Learning grade

Closing date:

21 December 2023

Capel Manor College

Job Title: Grounds Person/Assistant Arborist & Instructor

Location: Enfield with travel to other sites

Contract Type: Full-time, permanent

Hours per week: 36 hours

Salary: £34,969pa inclusive of London Weighting.

Over the last 50 years, Capel Manor College has helped thousands of school leavers and adults achieve their dream of working with animals, plants and the environment.  As London’s environmental college, the College plays a vital role in the green agenda for the capital, equipping the next generation of land-based sector workers with the skills and knowledge needed to preserve and protect London’s wildlife, national parks and green spaces.  Capel Manor College is an exciting, innovative and stimulating work environment and we are interested in hearing from applicants who are committed to excellence and improving the lives of others through education, training and skills development.

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

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 generous annual leave, a defined benefit pension scheme (Teacher’s Pension Scheme for Lecturing roles and Local Government Pension Scheme for Support roles), employee assistance programme and full access to Capel Gardens.


Equality, diversity and inclusion

Capel Manor College is committed to creating and promoting an equal, diverse and inclusive workforce that enables those working at the College to achieve their full potential.  We are committed to achieving a truly representative workforce and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the 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: 5.00pm on  21 December 2023


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