Last updated on June 27, 2013

Plumpton College was established in 1926 and is situated in beautiful rural surroundings near Brighton in South-East England and offers a range of land-based degrees, including Wine Business and Wine Production, in association with the University of Brighton. Its 2500-acre farm carries dairy, sheep, pig and arable enterprises, and also provides extensive training facilities in Forestry, Woodland Management, Ecology and Conservation. The college’s 20-acre vineyard normally produces over twenty thousand bottles of wine a year, which are vinified in its new winery and marketed by the College’s staff and students.

A purpose-built Wine Centre was opened in June 2007, consisting of a commercial and research winery, two laboratories, a lecture theatre, a wine evaluation room and a room for special events. This will soon be complemented by the Plumpton College/UK Wine Research Centre, which will contain a research winery and a good range of analytical equipment. These unique facilities are designed to provide a full range of services for professionals in the wine trade and in wine production.

Type: Full Time

Pay Scale: $44700 – $50100

Employment Start Date: 9/1/14

Job Description: Plumpton College has developed to be the National Centre for education in Wine Production in Britain. We are now rapidly developing a strong reputation for research and development in Wine and an international presence.

The next step, the development of a Masters programme in Viticulture & Oenology, is well under way, and the delivery of the course is due to start in September 2014.

The College is now seeking to appoint a dynamic person with lecturing and research responsibilities to ensure the success of this new programme.

In particular, the Lecturer/MSc Programme Leader/Researcher will be responsible for:

  • The delivery and management of learning to full-time and part-time students, principally in viticultural subjects
  • The development and delivery of the Masters Course in Viticulture & Oenology
  • Supporting and promoting research in the Wine Department as well as engaging in research activity.

Contact Email: hr@plumpton.ac.uk

Contact Address: Ditchling road, Lewes, East Sussex BN73AE, United Kingdom

Contact Phone: +441273890454

Contact Fax: +441273890071