Field Studies Council is one of the UK’s leading providers of outdoor environmental education. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Field Studies Council (FSC).

FSC Rhyd-y-creuau is set in the beautiful, rugged landscape of the Snowdonia National Park, yet close to secluded wooded valleys, rocky shores, beaches and traditional seaside resorts. The 2.2 hectare estate includes a football pitch, woodland, biodiversity garden, campfire area, teambuilding challenges, stream and ponds.

The role

We now have an opportunity for an Education and Learning Team Leader to join us to develop, plan and deliver “out-of-classroom learning” activities to a wide-ranging audience of formal and informal educational groups

Managing the education team, you will lead groups of all abilities in the natural environment to achieve our goal of “inspiring environmental understanding through first-hand experience”. You will ensure that where appropriate programmes have relevance to the National Curriculum for England and Wales therefore you will comply with all relevant legislation.

Education Team Leader
FSC Rhyd-y-creuau, Nr. Conwy
Salary – up to £30,012 per annum plus benefits
37.5 hours per week / Annualised
This is a fixed term position for 11 months in the first instance to cover maternity leave.

About you

With a degree or equivalent in a Science subject, Geography, Maths or Environmental Science, or closely allied discipline, the successful candidate will have experience of teaching curriculum focused outdoor education/ fieldwork at a variety of levels preferably to A level.

It is essential that you have a Mountain Leader qualification Rock Climbing Instructor.

It is desirable that you have a Mining Leader qualification and D1 minibus licence.

You will also have strong management skills and have previous experience of developing, training and leading a team. Experience of producing and delivering teaching materials that meet the current curricular requirements is essential and you will have experience of writing and undertaking risk assessments. A Teaching Qualification would be preferable.

This is a hands-on position and will be expected to teach between 60-80% of the time Additionally, you will be required to manage the Centre on occasion therefore you will need to be a team player, have an excellent work ethic and strong communication and organisational skills.

We ask that you have –

  • A positive and passionate work attitude
  • A desire to show pride in all aspects of your work
  • A flexible approach with a willingness to adapt to changes
  • An ability to work using your own initiative both independently and as a competent, effective team member
  • An ability to work under pressure and prioritise work to meet tight deadlines
  • Always treating others with courtesy, dignity and respect
  • A commitment and contribution to improving FSC’s environmental performance
  • A committed and proactive approach to personal development; motivated to learn new skills and overcome new challenges

About us

The Field Studies Council follows a recruitment and selection process that is applied fairly, consistently, and without favour or prejudice, and which promotes a working environment in which diversity is recognised, valued and encouraged.

We want to create a world where everyone feels connected to the environment, so that they can enjoy the benefits it gives and makes choices that help protect it – especially now when our planet is facing issues such as climate change and loss of biodiversity.

As a n Investors in People charity, we realise that to achieve our vision we need diverse teams of staff who have a wide range of skills, a real passion for the work of the charity and a pride in their role within it. No matter what role you perform, everyone can make a difference and every role is vital to delivering our mission and vision…if this inspires you, we would love to hear from you.

The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 12 midnight on Monday 6 December 2021.

Interviews are scheduled to take place at FSC Rhyd-y-creuau on Thursday 9 December 2021.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email.