Curriculum Manager, Wine and Viticulture
Plumpton College
Plumpton, South East England

Closing Date: March 26, 2019

Plumpton College
Plumpton, South East England BN7 3AE

Position Overview:

Due to the imminent retirement of our highly acclaimed Curriculum Manager for Wine and Viticulture, we are looking for a dynamic leader who can pick up the legacy of the UK Wine Centre of excellence at Plumpton College. We have an ambitious strategy for the future, underpinned by continued investment in our wine estate that supports the explosion of the English Wine Industry.

Plumpton College has a successful, vibrant, and highly regarded curriculum as well as an established and expanding commercial vineyard and winery. Our 10 hectare wine estate boasts a gross annual production of 30,000 bottles of award winning wine (soon to be 50,000 bottles), that have received international recognition.

The right candidate will continue the great work of producing skilled wine industry professionals, and determine strategy for the future to meet the ever-changing demands of the UK and Global wine sector.

We are seeking an experienced wine or viticulture academic, who will be an inspirational leader and demonstrate exceptional managerial skills to our teaching and commercial teams. You will also possess the commercial acumen to drive the ongoing development of our wine business.

As well as a competitive salary, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 30 days holiday plus bank holidays (as well as up to 5 efficiency days at Christmas), membership of the Teachers’ pension scheme, and free on-site parking.

At Plumpton College we are Ambitious & Progressive, Enterprising, Professional, Supportive and Passionate about everything we do – if you share these values and would like to be part of our growing team, then we’d like to hear from you.


£36,011 – £40,573 per annum plus salary enhancement and support with relocation/temporary accommodation

To apply:

Please complete an application form and an equality and diversity monitoring form and return them to or send it to:

HR Department, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AE. Tel: 01273 890454.

For further information about the role, including job description and application form, please visit the vacancies section of our website

Closing date for applications:

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 9:00am

Interviews will be held:

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

We encourage applications as soon as possible ahead of the deadline on Tuesday March 26. We anticipate some international applications to this role and therefore as part of our pre-selection process we will invite shortlisted candidates for an initial online discussion and assessment, after which we will shortlist for the selection day which will be held on Tuesday, April 2.