Nature Recovery NVQ Tutor – Talgarth
Job Title: Nature Recovery Tutor
Hours: Part-time – total hours will be approx. 615 across the year (with some potential for overtime). This includes 440 hours teaching (two full days per week, approx. 70 teaching days), with 2 hours prep per teaching day, and extra hours reserved for meetings, events, and any training required.
Reports to: Further Education Coordinator and COO
Salary: hourly rate £18.82 per hour inclusive of holiday pay
Contract: 12-month contract, rolled over each year
Location: Talgarth, main office and Troed yr Harn Farm and other outdoor locations in Bannau Brycheiniog
Background of BMC:
Black Mountains College (BMC) is a new college helping to drive the transition to a sustainable future. It is a unique project offering short courses and vocational training in ‘future skills’ that we believe will be more necessary and relevant in a low impact, low carbon world of short supply chains and climate disruption. We offer NVQs in Regenerative Horticulture, and Coppicing & Greenwood Trades and are launching a brand new L2 NVQ in Nature Recovery starting in September.
Purpose of the Role:
We require a Tutor to lead, plan, deliver and assess our Nature Recovery NVQ Level 2 (also known as Countryside and Environment C&G). We are looking for an inspirational teacher who is passionate about their subject. The tutor will need relevant experience, a minimum of a Level 3 NVQ in a related subject, and will need to be qualified to complete assessments.
This person will plan, deliver and assess Nature Recovery sessions, teaching two-days’ worth of lessons per week in Talgarth and the National Park.
There will be a requirement, as part of the role, to attend occasional student events, consultation evenings and to represent BMC in schools and at careers fairs outside of normal working hours.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Teach and assess the Level 2 NVQ Nature Recovery course
- Prepare lesson plans and deliver 2 engaging lessons per week based on pre-selected units (total of 440 teaching hours from Sept – end of June). Content includes plant and soil science, habitat conservation, countryside access and ecological surveying.
- Coordinate the ‘work experience’ unit with our work experience partners and monitor students throughout their placements
- Organise and prep the site ready for lessons, identifying any equipment required
- Liaise with other tutors and College office staff in terms of any additional requirements
- Organise and plan trips or visits to other sites, or arrange guest speakers to supplement sessions
- Ensure students are prepared for assessments, working with those who may need more support and adapt assessments accordingly
- Assess students’ work in a variety of forms including verbal, practical, or written, providing constructive feedback
- Ensure student assessment paperwork is compliant, as per NPTC Group of Colleges and IQA/EQA requirements
- Take full responsibility for health and safety during your sessions
- Maintain regular communication with the FE Coordinator to ensure smooth running of the course
- Liaise with internal and external assessors and auditors as required
- Attend occasional recruitment and other events to help market the course effectively
- Communicate with prospective students in the lead-up to the course start, support the admissions and selection process as required
- 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
- Ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines and contractual agreements, including related administration.
Essential Skills and Qualifications
- TAQA Assessors Award L3
- PGCE or Train the Trainer L2 or equivalent (or willing to complete this during first year)
- L3 qualification (or higher) in relevant subject
- Prior teaching and/or assessing experience
- Current first aid qualification or willing to complete prior to course start
- Excellent organisational skills with an emphasis on attention to detail, record keeping, and learning outcomes
- Experience working in a relevant environment (ecology, conservation, environmental management etc.)
- The ability to build positive relationships and inspire students with good communication and interpersonal skills
- Current full driving licence
- Training/experience in safeguarding and additional learning needs desirable
- Welsh language speaker
- Experienced in the use of Microsoft Office
- Category D1 Driving licence (to drive minibus) qualification
Please send a CV and covering letter via Indeed
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.