Commercial & Events Manager,horticulture - Fixed Term Contract

  • £28,970 to £32,157 per annum
  • Hadlow, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent
  • Hadlow College

Hours: Full time - 37 hours per week, Fixed Term Contract until end July 2020

Locations: Hadlow

We are looking for highly motivated individual to manage and maintain our commercial horticultural resources to a high standard. The resources include an orchard, nursery stock production and glasshouse crops. In addition to this to work with the Head of Faculty in developing the commercial, research and development of further commercial opportunities that may develop within the faculty. New marketing opportunities should be explored to promote both the commercial aspects of Horticulture at Hadlow College and the courses.

The Broadview Garden complex is part of the faculty and we are looking to develop a range of events which may be run from the grounds, part of Broadview is a commercial florist which would be directly line managed by the successful candidate and close links to be maintained and developed between curriculum and the garden centre.

In addition, the post will involve providing demonstrations, practical instruction and lecturing to our Horticultural students for between 15-18 hours per week and all the associated student assessment, advice and guidance.

The successful candidate will need:-

• a relevant Level 4 qualification or sound academic knowledge and understanding of horticulture production systems and techniques.

• A recognised full teaching qualification or the willingness to work towards one within 2 years;

• Literacy and Numeracy at Level 2 or equivalent;

• Proven experience of managing/supervising staff;

• Relevant practical experience in a range of horticultural activities;

• the ability to communicate effectively and credibly with industrial, educational and professional contacts as well as students at all levels;

• sound administration, IT and organisational skills;

• the ability to work on their own initiative and manage their own time;

• to be a team player.

Teaching and demonstrating experience and qualifications A1 and V1 (or D32/D33 and D34) would also be an advantage.

Temporary accommodation may be available to anybody looking to relocate to the area.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and provide proof of their right to work in the UK.

To apply for this job, please complete an application form. The job description and application form can be downloaded from our website, Alternatively, you can request an application pack by emailing [email protected] or telephoning 01732 853977. You are required to complete an application form as we do not accept CVs.

Please return completed application forms to [email protected]

The closing date for receipt of all completed application forms is Tuesday 28th January 2020.

When applying for this role, please reference this job board as your application source when asked.

Due to the volume of applications we receive it is impossible to inform all applicants if they have been short listed: therefore if you have not heard from us within 14 days of the closing date you can assume that you have not been successful.

For more information please contact [email protected] in the first instance or call 01732 853977 if you would like to discuss this further.

Hadlow College is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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