Sessional Curriculum Support Assistant Horticulture

Derby College

£13 (Annual)

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An exciting opportunity has arisen at Derby College Group (DCG) for a motivated CSA with a wide knowledge of the Horticultural world to join our passionate team at Broomfield Hall. We are looking for someone to cover holidays, absences, and events at our Plant Centre, where you will be offering face-to-face customer services to customers looking to purchase plants.

The role
Derby College Plant Centre is a very busy, forward-thinking centre that adopts a professional and industry correct manner and create an environment where the care and promotion of the plants is the primary concern. You will be offering advice and guidance to potential customers on a variety of plants. Hours will vary and are not fixed, therefore some flexibility will be required. Please note this role will also involve weekend work.

About you
You should be organised and have excellent interpersonal skills together with a commitment to working effectively as part of a team. Your primary focus will be customer facing and ensuring all the resources are well maintained. You will have good knowledge of plant care, including watering and propagation.

The Benefits
34 days holiday (inclusive of 8 bank holidays and 6 closure days where these occur)
Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme with a 20.5% employer contribution
Discount at our Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ onsite Little Explorers Nursery
TOTUM discount card (aka NUS/Student Discount Card) / discounted Tastecard
Discounts on East Midlands Railway Annual Season Tickets
Microsoft Office for FREE with 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage
Discount on treatments at SENSI our onsite salon at the Roundhouse
Flint Bishop Solicitors – free will writing, 1-hour free consultation with family department, 10% discount on Conveyancing services
Continuous development and progression opportunities

If you require visa sponsorship
Please note that unfortunately, this role is ineligible for sponsorship under the UK Visas & Immigration points-based immigration system. Applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK but would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route. Please consult the Home Office website for further information.

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace which promotes and values diversity. We welcome all talent irrespective of age, disability, neuro-divergence, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances. We ensure that our policies and procedures treat all applicants consistently and fairly during our recruitment process.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, reasonable adjustments, or about the role, please contact us at

Safeguarding statement
DCG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. An online search of the preferred candidate is completed to help to identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the college may need to explore with the candidate further. Please be advised that it is an offence to apply for this position if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

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Derby College


£13 (Annual)

Ends on 23 May 2024

13 days ago