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Life Skills Tutor

Canterbury Oast Trust
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a keen gardener and looking for a fun career in horticulture?

Would you like to make a difference and deliver horticulture and life skills to disabled adults?

If this sounds like you, we are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our Plants and Produce Life Skills Service as a permanent, part-time Life Skills Tutor.

Our Plants and Produce Life Skills Service is a plant nursery operating from the Rare Breeds Centre. The service grows and sells quality produce whilst supporting adults with a learning disability to gain new skills and qualifications.

As a Life Skills Tutor you will support the development of students with planned learning and training to achieve their learning requirements and/or aspirations.

About you

As a Life Skills Tutor you will ideally have:

a sound horticultural knowledge and a range of practical gardening skills

experience of supporting adults with a learning disability

ideally a vocational qualification relevant to horticulture

excellent written and verbal communication skills, including problem solving

the ability to remain calm and instill confidence in those around you

The Role

As a Life Skills Tutor your responsibilities will include the following:

The design, delivery and evaluation of planned learning and training to our students

Assessing the progress of students and providing developmental feedback tailored to the needs of individual students

To assist with any service specific projects designed to enhance the learning and well-being needs of our students


35 hours per week (Mon - Fri)

There may be a requirement to work some hours at weekends

Pay and Benefits

Annual Salary: £!7,472 pa based on 35 hrs/wk (FTE £18,720 pa)

22 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays; Additional annual leave for 3,4 and 5 years continuous service

Paid DBS check

Contributory pension scheme

Healthcare Cash Plan

Excellent training and development opportunities

Free entry to Rare Breeds Centre - 2 adults & 2 children


All appointments are subject to completion of our pre-employment checks including:

Proof of eligibility to work in the UK

An enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service

Two satisfactory references (one of which must be from your current or most recent employer)

A full and detailed employment history


To find out more about this Life Skills Tutor role please see the attached job description and person specification or visit our website.

If you believe you have the right values and behaviours for our organisation then we would love to hear from you.

Interviews will be held by Zoom or in person in accordance with our Covid secure guidelines.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early
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