Job Title: Core Skills Tutor

Hours: Permanent – 0.4 full-time equivalent (2 days per week on a Tuesday + 1 other day tbc).

Reports to: Further Education Coordinator

Salary: £28,000 – £35,000 pro rata

Contract: 12-month contract, rolled over each year

Location: Treherbert


Background of BMC:

Black Mountains College (BMC) is a unique rural college based in the Brecon Beacons National Park. BMC re-imagines what education is for and how it is delivered. Our approach connects the environment, society and the individual to produce rounded, resilient future leaders and change-makers.

We are now in our second academic year and have students of all ages and backgrounds participating in our Level 2 NVQs in Regenerative Horticulture, and Sustainable Coppicing and Greenwood Trades. We have a varied short course programme and have a degree – BA (Hons) Sustainable Futures: Arts, Ecology and Systems Change, which is accepting applicants for a September 2023 start.

In addition to our main Talgarth campus, our new Treherbert campus launches in Sept 2023, offering our NVQs in Regenerative Horticulture, and Sustainable Coppicing & Greenwood Trades.


Purpose of the Role:

A permanent, part-time Core Skills Tutor is required to join us to support our NVQs in Treherbert. We are looking for an inspirational teacher, passionate about equipping students with the skills necessary for a successful and sustainable future.

You will plan and deliver the core content of the programme (including employability, sustainability, and life skills) to our Horticulture and Coppicing students in Treherbert. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a visionary project transforming the way we teach and learn.

As part of the role, there will be a requirement to attend a small number of staff meetings and student recruitment events, occasionally outside of normal working hours.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver the College’s Level 2 Core programme on Tuesday’s during term-time (9am – 3pm) with an emphasis on transferable skills, conservation, climate and systems change. Some teaching will be delivered in an outdoor environment.
  • Plan and organise projects, practical tasks, walks, or trips to enrich sessions.
  • Attend termly standardisation meetings and liaise closely with other subject-specific teaching staff to ensure smooth running of the programme.
  • Work with the team to support the wellbeing of students and provide student support where required.
  • Undertake student 1-2-1 tutorials and individual learning plan monitoring.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines (e.g., health, safety and student wellbeing), including any related administration, at your sessions.
  • Ensure course related administration is completed as required.
  • Support the rest of the course team representing the College at open days and occasional other recruitment events, sometimes in evenings or weekends.


Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) qualification, Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or similar
  • Creative thinker with an interest in sustainability education and a passion for how people learn
  • A proven track record of teaching in a tertiary or community setting
  • Excellent organisational skills with an emphasis on attention to detail, record keeping, and learning outcomes
  • The ability to build positive relationships and inspire students with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Active interest in new forms of pedagogy and methods for engaging students inside and outside the classroom
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office applications



  • Welsh language speaker
  • Safeguarding qualification
  • A current first aid qualification
  • Category D1 minibus licence



Please send a CV and covering letter via Indeed



15th October 2023


Inclusion and Diversity:

BMC is a firm believer in diversity and inclusion in the workplace. BMC is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to further diversify its staff in terms of gender, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, culture, economic background and nationality.

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