Instructor / Apprenticeship Progress Mentor - Game and Wildlife

Jul 27th 2022


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£23,169 - £25,852

Sparsholt College has a national reputation of training gamekeepers and wildlife managers, many of whom are now in key roles across the whole of the UK.  

We are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced person to work as an Instructor/Apprenticeship Progress Mentor.  The role involves supporting apprentices and liaising with the estates who employ them, as well as instructing learners and apprentices in a range of gamekeeping, land and wildlife management skills when they are at college on their periods of blocks of study.  The role will also include working closely within a supportive Land and Wildlife team, delivering learning to other (non-apprentice) gamekeeping students at the campus.

Candidates should have experience of gamekeeping including working in a related role. Ideally you will hold a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject. You will also need to be self-motivated and have the aptitude to work with young people and a desire to help to educate the next generation of gamekeepers and wildlife managers. The successful applicant will be trained and supported to attain recognised teaching and assessing qualifications which the role requires to be gained over time.


The role could provide an opportunity for someone wishing to change their career direction who would embrace the challenge of working with and developing young people. This may also be suitable for a recently qualified individual wishing to launch their career as training and development can be provided.


A full driving licence is essential as the role involves visiting estates over a wide geographical area.


If you would like to talk informally to the Curriculum Leader about the role then please contact the HR team so arrangements can be made.


Closing Date:  15 August 2022


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.


College Benefits include


·         Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (a defined benefit pension scheme)

·         Death Benefit grant of 3 x salary if in the pension scheme

·         Free on-site parking

·         Occupational Sick Pay Scheme

·         Occupational Maternity Pay Scheme

·         Flexible Working Policy

·         Holiday entitlement of 23 days (rising to 25 days after 5 years’ service) plus Public and Bank Holidays along with college closure days at Xmas.

·         Ability to Purchase Additional Annual Leave via a salary sacrifice arrangement

·         Access to an employee assistance scheme

·         On-site gym at the Sparsholt campus (membership £100 per annum)

·         Gym classes at the Sparsholt campus

·         Facility to purchase Sparsholt produce including: plants, fruit & vegetables, fish and game

·         Ability to access a range of CPD events and support with undertaking professional qualifications

·         Various food outlets and eateries offering good value food and drink at competitive prices


There is a nursery on the Sparsholt campus operated by a commercial provider


Application packs are available from:

24 hour recruitment line: 01962 797309

27/07/2022, 03:05 PM | Ref: AD-00B-6JR
Contact advertiser

Annabel Phillips

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