Horticulture Tutor

Job Description

Are you passionate about horticulture and education? Do you have experience working with students with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Horticultural Tutor for Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4 students.

Position Overview:

As a Horticultural Tutor, you will lead engaging and practical horticultural sessions tailored to the needs and interests of students with SEMH needs. You will inspire and motivate students to develop their skills, confidence, and understanding of horticulture while promoting positive mental health and well-being.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver horticultural sessions that are stimulating, inclusive, and promote learning and personal development.
  • Create a safe and supportive learning environment where students feel empowered to explore and experiment with horticultural activities.
  • Adapt teaching methods and resources to meet the diverse needs and abilities of students with SEMH needs.
  • Foster positive relationships with students, providing encouragement, guidance, and pastoral support as required.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to integrate horticultural activities into the broader curriculum and support students’ academic progress.
  • Monitor and assess students’ progress, providing constructive feedback and identifying areas for development.
  • Maintain horticultural facilities, equipment, and resources, ensuring they are safe, well-maintained, and accessible to all students.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience working with children or young people with SEMH needs, preferably in an educational or therapeutic setting.
  • A passion for horticulture and the ability to inspire enthusiasm and curiosity in others.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, colleagues, and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of horticultural principles, techniques, and best practices.
  • Creative and adaptable approach to teaching, with the ability to differentiate instruction to meet individual learning needs.
  • Relevant qualifications in horticulture, education, or a related field are desirable but not essential.


  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunities for professional development and training
  • Supportive working environment
  • Opportunities to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students with SEMH needs

Join our team and help us cultivate a love of learning and growth in our students through horticulture!

If you are passionate about horticulture and supporting the social, emotional, and mental well-being of students, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position.

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