Associate Lecturer in Land-based Studies

Salary £11.63 - £19.31 plus holiday pay
Location Sheffield
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Associate Lecturer in Land-based Studies

Sparks Teaching Services – a subsidiary of The Sheffield College

Rates of pay:  £11.63 - £19.31* plus holiday pay which is paid quarterly

*dependent on duties

About you

Are you looking for an opportunity to work for an organisation that really cares about its staff and students? Do you want to make a real difference and help shape and influence the next generation? If so, then this role could be the perfect opportunity for you and to start your career as a Land-Based Studies Lecturer for The Sheffield College.

The Role

Due to the land based department expanding there is a need for some flexible staffing within department. As a land based lecturer, you will be instrumental in maintaining high standards of teaching in the department and working with the wider team to implementing strategic change to further develop the provision.

Our large, vibrant and diverse Further Education College has four main campuses located across Sheffield. This post will be based at our Hillsborough campus.

The ideal candidate you will have extensive knowledge of horticulture and/or environmental conservation and experience working with a range of student levels, with work history and qualifications to support this.

If you’re excited about the scope of this role and the opportunity to have a real impact in a place that makes a real difference to lives then read the job description to find out more and apply for this position today.

  • Closing Date:                   23 May 2022
  • Shortlisting Date:            24 May 2022
  • Interview Date:                30 May 2022


As an Investors in Diversity leader we encourage applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. Also, as a Disability Confident Leader we are committed to removing barriers for applicants with a disability during our recruitment process, upon appointment and as an employee.

We are an employer who are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students. Successful applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to safer recruiting procedures.

Please click the links below to view the job description, person specification and notes of guidance. 

To apply please click apply and follow the links and complete the online application.  For queries regarding the application process please contact People Operations Team via email  CV’s currently not accepted.

The Sheffield College is all about people. Whether that is our 14,000 students, our staff (over 1,300 employees) or our partners, and we're thrilled that you are interested in becoming one of those people.

As an anchor institution in the city of Sheffield, we are focussed on achieving our vision of being a consistently great college by 2025.

Our people are our biggest asset here at The Sheffield College, and we make sure to invest in their professional development and success so that we can continue to achieve and deliver for our students, partners, and wider community. Offering multiple benefits and a willingness to explore flexible working to ensure that The College is the right fit for you.

We pride ourselves on a strong “can-do” culture and team spirit, regularly coming together to overcome challenges and to celebrate our achievements. No matter which team you find yourself in, you will be joining a fantastic body of staff whose commitment and dedication are driven by recognition of the vital role and positive impact that our further education college has on many people’s lives.

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The Sheffield College is a Further Education Corporation under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. Our Mission as a college is to transform lives through learning. Our Senior Team are the people who are ultimately responsible for making this happen.

Angela Foulkes

Chief Executive and Principal

Andrew Hartley

Executive Director, Commercial and Operations

Paul Simpson

Executive Director, People

Mark Pearson

Executive Director of Strategy & Systems Improvement


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