Tree Surgeon and Instructor (0.6 FTE)






£38,818pa pro-rata inclusive of London Weighting and based on Teaching and Learning grade

Closing date:

10 March 2024

Job Title: Tree Surgeon and Instructor (0.6 FTE)

Location: Enfield with travel to other sites

Contract Type: Part-time, permanent

Hours per week: 21.6 hours, 3 days per week

Actual Salary: £23,290.80pa 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. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Capel Manor College and we are now seeking to appoint a Tree Surgeon and Instructor.

You will be responsible for delivering and instructing and assessing on our Arboriculture programs.  As part of your role you will be demonstrating and carrying out tree surgery on the practical sites that the college has access too.  You will work closely with the gardens team and the academic team to maintain a high standard with in the college woodlands, farm and arboretum of tree works.

You will have a Level 3 Diploma in Arboriculture and Forestry or similar/higher, be comfortable teaching topics at to a variety of different course levels including but not limited to Tree Felling, Climbing and Rescue, Practical Tree Work Skills, including Pruning and Rigging, Tree Identification and be able to support students with assignments and research. Additionally, they will have experience working within the Arboriculture and Forestry Industry to provide up to date knowledge and capabilities to the learners.

You will supported to become a NPTC assessor and LANRA instructor and keep up to date with latest climbing and rigging techniques.  

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 Manor 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 Sunday 10 March 2024

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