Horticulture Teacher

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£25,649.00 - £38,594.00 per annum
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Horticulture Teacher

We are currently recruiting for a Horticulture Teacher to join our team at Feltham in London to support our young people (learners) undertaking study in Horticulture.

As the Horticulture Teacher you will developing the curriculum in line with national requirements, local community needs, and the needs of the employment market. You’ll develop young people-centred teaching and learning strategies to contribute to excellent achievement and progression, and will prepare and monitor appropriate syllabuses, schemes of work, lesson plans, assignments, assessments and learning outcomes in line with Shaw Trust and awarding body requirements.


You will:

  • Have occupational experience of working in the Horticulture sector
  • Have a relevant teaching or training qualification (e.g. PTTLS, DTTLS, PGCE)
  • Have an A1 Assessor Award (or equivalent)
  • Have experience of teaching on and assessing accredited Horticulture vocational qualifications from Entry Level to Level 3
  • An ongoing interest in and knowledge of recent developments in Horticulture vocational qualifications
  • An awareness of the pastoral and the vocational needs of young people from a variety of backgrounds and the ability to respond to those needs positively and sensitively

Working Hours

37.5 hours a week, Monday to Thursday 8am to 4.45pm, Friday 8am to 1.30pm.

Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Our Services

Our Shaw Trust services at Feltham provide education to young people aged 15 to 18 who are on remand, convicted and sentenced.

Our education is funded by the Youth Justice Board and as part of our programme we deliver 27 hours of education to every young person and support each learner to increase their skill level in English and Maths and make progress in all subjects.

We have an experienced team of Learning Support Assistants (LSAs), Learning Support Tutors (LST) and ESS Workers in the department managed by a SENCO. The SENCO is part of the Senior Management Team and is also responsible for embedding the inclusion and SEN policy within all aspects of the department.

Each learner will have an individual learning plan which supports the learner to be an active and motivated partner in their learning journey.

Employee Benefits

As well as helping to make a positive difference to people’s lives our employee benefits include:

  • 25 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays), with incremental increases post 3 years’ service up to 28 days, and the option to purchase additional holiday
  • 2 days paid volunteering leave each year
  • An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months
  • Life Assurance at 3 times your annual salary rate
  • Access to a suite of learning and development opportunities including paid for apprenticeship and masters’ levels qualifications, and management development programmes
  • Opportunities to connect with our employee diversity networks (LGBTQ+ Support Network, Racial Equality Network, Disability Equality Network, Women’s Network)
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including internal support, employee assistance programme and health cash plan

Our Strategy

To find out more about Shaw Trusts aims in our 2030 Strategic Directive available here: https://www.shawtrust.org.uk/content/uploads/2020/09/Vision-2030-Strategic-Directive-5-9.pdf 

Join a diverse and inclusive organisation

Shaw Trust is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where every employee, regardless of their background or lived experience, feels that they belong and can progress in their career:

  • We are proud to be certified as an employer who meets the National Equality Standard, the accepted standard for inclusiveness in business across the UK.
  • We are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme. 
  • Living our values, we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion.

If you have accessibility requirements and would like information in a different format, email: resourcing@shaw-trust.org.uk to make alternative arrangements. 

Shaw Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.