Head of School for Garden Design

Competitive salary
10 Dec 2018
13 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of School for Garden Design

Full Time, Permanent (36 hours)

Based at Enfield but will be Cross College

£43,227 - £51,224 inclusive of London Weighting per annum

Capel Manor College is the only College in London that aims to deliver outstanding and inspirational land-based learning opportunities across the Greater London region. Our most recent Ofsted report rated the College “good” with good effectiveness of leadership and management. Aspiring to excellence, the College has an excellent reputation for quality, is financially strong and has continuous growth in student numbers. Fundamental to the College’s forward-thinking strategy is support for the environment and food supply in Greater London and the southeast.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Head of School for Garden Design.

The School of Garden Design at Capel Manor College has a well-established reputation for delivering high quality courses. Capel’s course tutors all have exceptional skills with extensive knowledge and experience of the garden design industry.

Students have access to 30 acres of gardens at our Enfield campus as well as wonderful plant collections and open spaces at Regent’s Park, Gunnersbury Park and Crystal Palace Park to provide inspiration throughout their studies.

Our garden design courses give young people and adults the opportunity to gain nationally and internationally recognised qualifications with the prospect of progressing to further study, higher education, employment or starting their own business venture whilst learning in a unique and supportive environment.

The successful candidate will lead, develop, manage and co-ordinate (within the strategic parameters set by the Vice Principal responsible for the breadth of curriculum provision and Cross College Teaching and Learning) the development and delivery of a high quality, cost effective curriculum area which progresses towards and achieves the College’s Strategic and Operational objectives in the curriculum area.

The ideal candidate will be innovative and have strong links with the industry. They will be able to expand and promote the school by highlighting the amazing achievements of our students at National Shows e.g. The Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court Palace Show.

What’s in it for you?

Capel Manor offers a unique working environment with a range of benefits including:

  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free admission to the Enfield gardens and most events for up to four guests on presentation of staff pass
  • Free parking at most centre


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

Where applicants indicate they have a disability and meet the essential criteria in the person specification, they will be short-listed for interview

Pension scheme is TPA

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on ‘Apply’ and complete an online application form.

Closing date: 07 December 2018

Interviews: 10 December 2018

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