LECTURER - ARBORICULTURE

SRUC is a widely respected further and higher education institute dedicated to producing specialist research, delivering high quality education and providing comprehensive consultancy services in the rural sector within the UK and beyond. An organisation unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe; we aim to lead the way in innovation and sustainable development in the agriculture and rural sectors at local, national and international levels.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to help consolidate and grow SRUC’s arboriculture education and training provision. The successful candidate will work with the Senior Forester to help develop and grow SRUC’s forestry and arboriculture education and training provision.

Key Responsibilities will include:

• Contributing to the development and delivery of an industry-led, vibrant programme of growth for SRUC’s forestry and arboriculture education and training capability in the South and West Faculty;

• Contributing to the delivery of arboriculture related training and education activities in the South and West Faculty, including both campus-based and work-based students;

• Providing guidance and support to enable learners from all sections of the community to be included in education and achieve their potential as successful learners and future citizens;

• Planning and preparing an engaging, inclusive learning experience to progress learning, working both independently and cooperatively with others where relevant

• Ensuring that campus-based and work-based learning programmes meet as a minimum the relevant contractual and QA/QC requirements, including the compilation and submission of internal and external data and reports as required;

• Ensuring compliance with the policy and guidelines on health and safety in teaching.

• Working with the Senior Forester to help identify opportunities to further develop the academic portfolio to increase student recruitment;

• Working with the Senior Forester to help identify opportunities to further develop the academic portfolio for national and international recruitment;

• Contributing, where relevant, to the delivery of wider forestry and environmental management related training and education activities, including assisting with the development of a good working relationship with colleagues that have relevant interests (e.g. within SAC Consulting);

Experience & Qualifications required

Applicants will hold an undergraduate degree in a land-based discipline that has provided a good grounding in forestry management or arboriculture needs. A teaching/training qualification is essential. Proven experience of delivery arboriculture training/education to work-based and campus-based students is essential. Previous involvement in taking responsibility for the quality assurance of programmes, including internal and/or external compliance requirements, is desirable.

The closing date for all applications is 18th August 2019.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Martyn Davies, Senior Forester, by email at martyn.davies@sruc.ac.uk or by telephone on 01387 860 251.

For further information and to apply, please visit our webpage: www.sruc.ac.uk/jobs

SRUC: Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education and Consultancy

SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the “Disability Confident Employer” symbol. SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter.

SRUC. A Charitable company limited by guarantee, SC003712. Registered in Scotland No SC103046

Barony Campus | Permanent | Ref: ASWF/E/006/19 | £30,209 - £37,194 per annum


Tel: 01387 860251 | E-mail: martyn.davies@sruc.ac.uk
Web: www.sruc.ac.uk/jobs | Closing Date: Sunday 18th August 2019

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