Post Ref: 6605

    Full Time, Permanent. £27,478.66 - £35,831.03 per annum (Depending on relevant teaching qualifications) *

    Attractive benefits for this post include 48 days’ holiday per year plus bank holidays and the opportunity to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

    An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer in Agriculture to join our ambitious team at Northumberland College. We are looking for an experienced and passionate Agriculture Lecturer who can use this energy to inspire learners to have lifelong careers in this key sector

    The role is based at Northumberland Colleges’ Kirkley Hall campus sited at

    Ponteland. The curriculum area offers a range of full-time and part-time courses that encompasses agriculture, countryside and environment, floristry, horticulture, military and outdoor adventure.

    The Agriculture curriculum benefits from a working farm and extensive woods and natural environments of the Kirkley estates. The courses also have access to local farms and the Northumberland countryside along with a good working relationship with local employers. It is very much our desire to build up the student numbers at Kirkley and fully utilise the facilities on offer as well as continue to develop the resource. The Land and Outdoor Academy has approximately 25 full time staff complimented by a number of part time staff who support specialist delivery within the curriculum area.

    The successful candidate will be an experienced, committed, and passionate individual with a strong Agriculture background and knowledge. They will mainly teach programmes up to level three, so a minimum of a level 4 agriculture qualification is required. They will plan, promote, deliver, monitor and evaluate the progress of their courses and learners and will create and cultivate strong links with the industry.

    If you feel this opportunity is for you, you must be passionate about teaching agricultural education and be part of reshaping and developing an innovative curriculum which leads to outstanding outcomes. The role includes teaching technical and work-based qualifications. You will also be responsible for ensuring the students have an exciting fully inclusive enrichment programme which supports wider skill development. The role also includes supporting the management of the programmes of study within the curriculum.

    Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check.

    To find out more about this great opportunity please visit and select the job description and person

    specification within the Information section. Please note we will only accept EPNE application

    forms. Any queries please email or call 0191 511 6046.

    All applications must be received by 24th October 2021

    It is anticipated that interviews will take place during the week commencing 1st November 2021

    We are working towards equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.  We are committed to PREVENT and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.


    Why work for us?

    Excellent holiday entitlement and family-friendly working policies to encourage a good work-life balance.

    Staff discount at all commercial businesses at the college including a state-of-the-art gym, City Bistro restaurant, hair and beauty salons and travel agency.

    As part of a larger college group there is an increased opportunity for staff careers and progression.

    Aspire leadership programme open to staff at all levels of the organisation encourages, nurtures and mentors the college's leaders of the future.

    The college embraces diversity and has a staff network group for LGBTQ+.

    Annual staff awards recognise the excellence, dedication and innovation of individual staff and teams.

    A Wellbeing Action Group delivers campaigns and initiatives to staff including Pilates and Clubbercise classes, resilience training and Mental Health Motivation Pedometer Challenges.

    A culture of strong values that are embedded in every part of the organisation.

    Our Professional Values


    We are who we say we are, we do what we say we do.


    We value the opinion of others and the contribution they make.


    We work hard to create a
    dynamic, forward looking culture.


    We are determined to achieve our vision and goals.

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