The Field Studies Council already has over 100 fabulous tutors supporting the development and delivery of our adult learning courses both online and in-person.

Join us and help educate adults about British flora and fauna!

Associate Tutor for Adult Learning Courses in Natural History
Virtual and Nationwide

We are currently looking for tutors to run courses in the following specific areas but do get in touch about any areas of expertise:

  • QGIS tutors for the delivery of our online Zoom tutorials
  • Training professionals e.g., ecologists, surveyors, researchers, PhD students or post-docs with a focus on biodiversity and habitat surveying expertise.

The Role

As an Associate Tutor for the Field Studies Council, you will inspire adult learners through your specialist subject. Your involvement may be in the development or review of learning materials, or you may be delivering courses to groups of individuals in-person or via Zoom tutorials.

If you are a professional i.e., ecologist, surveyor, researcher, PhD student or post-doc with a specific British natural history expertise looking to expand your teaching and engagement opportunities, then this role is suited to you. Our Associate Tutor opportunity is fully flexible, allowing you to fit around your full-time work, with most tutors being booked for a few days a year, though it can be as much, or little as you want!

As part of this opportunity, you will represent a prestigious training programme for an environmental charity with almost 80 years’ heritage. You will have the opportunity to share your love and knowledge of your subject with a diverse audience nationwide at either one of our field centres, a third-party venue, or online. There will also be opportunities to get involved in corporate work, project funded work, youth-led projects, and career workshops.

“I enjoy being an Associate Tutor for the Field Studies Council, not least because I’m fortunate in that the teaching I’m involved with covers several aspects of the Field Studies Council work.” Karen Van Oostrum

About you

We ask for two or more years’ experience in the following three areas

  • Expertise in your chosen area of biodiversity/natural history/ecology with evidence of sustained learning and practice. Ideally, you’ll have related qualifications and evidence of contributing to related projects and biological records.
  • Training adults to achieve learning outcomes for their personal interest and/or professional development.
  • Managing groups safely and competently in an outdoor environment or equivalent, if interested in delivering courses in person

We ask that you have

  • A great work ethic where aptitude and attitude are key
  • A natural pride in the work you produce
  • A flexible and adaptive approach able to perform using your own initiative both independently and as a team player
  • A professional manner in all that you do
  • An empathy with the aims and objectives of Field Studies Council


  • Training provided, including first aid certification and an online induction
  • One to one contact with our engagement offers and course co-ordinators
  • Competitive rates of pay plus travel and accommodation expenses
  • Flexible role to suit your circumstances
  • Join a network of like-minded individuals, with whom you can connect and expand your personal and professional connections
  • Visit urban and natural habitats, including areas of natural beauty
  • Access well-resourced education centres managed by the Field Studies Council and our partners

This is an ongoing opportunity to share your passion and inspire adults to learn about the natural world.

Register your interest here

We review forms every fortnight and will get in touch with suitable registrations to arrange an informal video call to discuss your experience and potential bookings. 

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Clare Rooney c.rooney@field-studies-council.org