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Logo: Capel Manor CollegeJob title: Work-Based Assessor in Arboriculture

Location: Peripatetic (travel to all London college campus)

Salary: £21,413 - £28,687 plus £1,791 London Weighting

Full Time, Permanent


Capel Manor College is London’s only specialist college for land-based studies and an internationally renowned learning resource for those interested in Horticulture, Animal Management, Saddlery, Arboriculture, Floristry, Garden Design, Countryside and the Environment.


The College are currently looking for a Work-Based Assessor in Arboriculture who will act as an assessor/coach/ instructor in the workplace, undertaking the work based training review of trainees’ competences in accordance with the requirements of the relevant Standard’s Assessment Plan.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Visiting trainees’ workplaces to ensure that the employer understands and is compliant with the terms of the apprenticeship in terms of its delivery, funding and health and safety requirements.
  • Taking the lead in supporting apprentices, ensuring they remain on track and responding to their needs.
  • Exercising flexibility in responding to employer requests and responding to employers rapidly changing priorities to provide a responsive service.
  • Providing apprentices and their employers with feedback from assessment and training plans and completion of portfolio (e-Portfolio).
  • Liaising with tutors to ensure all aspects of the apprenticeship standard are being delivered for a timely success
  • Organising and participating in regular reviews of progress to include the employer and apprentice
  • Review and build portfolios


The successful candidate will have a mature and calm approach to work and be able to schedule own appointments to meet targets and timescales.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Level 3 Academic Qualification in Arboriculture
  • Level 2 award in chainsaw maintenance, crosscutting timber using a chainsaw, felling and processing trees up to 380mm, accessing a tree using a rope and harness, aerial tree rescue operations and aerial cutting of trees using free fall techniques
  • Minimum of three years’ recent arboriculture industry experience
  • Clean driving licence & access to a vehicle


What’s in it for you?

The college offers a unique working environment with a range of benefits including:

  • Access to LGPS Pension Scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Superb staff development opportunities


This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and barring list check as it is within regulated activity due to the college being defined as a ‘specified place’. The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.


Capel Manor College aims to employ a workforce which reflects the community it serves. Therefore applications from minority groups are welcomed. Where applicants indicate they have a disability and meet the essential criteria in the person specification, they will be short-listed for interview.


How to apply

To apply for this position, please click here and complete an online application form.


Closing date is Monday 23rd April 2018 




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