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Vocational Learning Tutor - Horticulture

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Workbridge
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £22,500-£27,500

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Do you love spending time in nature, gardening to support wildlife and recognise the positive impact that green spaces can have on mental health?

Are you a ‘people person’ who would enjoy sharing knowledge and skills with those who may have experienced mental ill-health or learning needs?

Whether teaching gardening skills, observing local wildlife, or growing our own fruit and vegetables, we use our passion for the natural environment to engage our learners in a variety of sessions where they could be achieving horticulture qualifications, participating in work experience in our Garden Centre or gaining valuable life skills.

If you have a background or interest in any area of outdoor learning, from landscaping to forest school teaching, along with bags of enthusiasm then you could be the person we are looking for!

About Workbridge

Workbridge is an education centre that is the front-facing part of St Andrew’s Healthcare. It provides education services and a vocational recovery pathway for people with mental illness, learning disabilities, ASD and brain injuries. Learners gain valuable vocational skills and build confidence ready for employment or volunteering. Our valued learners comprise of adults with complex mental health needs who either reside at St Andrew’s Healthcare, or who live in the community with their families, carers or independently.

About the Role:

Reporting to the Vocational Educational Lead for the Environment and Outdoors Hub you will be responsible for the design and delivery of person-centred learning to our customers. Working with internal and external peers, you will be ensuring the needs of a wide range of adult learners with mental health or learning disabilities are met. You will be conducting learning reviews and designing personal development plans, assuring the quality of the learning is delivered. As the learners progress, you will be assessing their work and tracking and achieving learning and employment-related outcomes.

As a subject matter expert with occupational competency in the field of horticulture, you will hold a Learning & Development Qualification at Level 2 or Level 3 with an English and Maths GCSE Grade 4 or above.

About you:

Ideally you will have experience of designing and delivering a range of learning programmes to individuals with mental health and/or a learning disability needs together with an empathetic and flexible approach in teaching and facilitating learning. However, we are able to support the right person to gain these skills and qualifications.

Our patients and services users, their carers and families, and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence each and every day.


We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes 35 days holiday (including bank holidays), sickness policy on par with NHS, car lease scheme, free parking, cycle to work scheme, healthcare discounts, paid DBS application, access to vocational qualifications, on-site facilities such as gym access and swimming pool, all set within beautiful grounds, and much more.


If you would like a vocation where you can help individuals realise potential, gain confidence, life skills and employment then we’d love you to apply.

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity then please get in contact on or for an informal chat and to arrange a visit.