Education Team Leader

Field Studies Council Juniper Hall, Dorking, Surrey

£29,798 – £34,004 per annum, dependent on experience

37.5 hours per week / Permanent


Accommodation available – relocate to our stunning location in Surrey!


Love where you work!

At the Field Studies Council we promise to get people outdoors, provide high quality learning and encourage positive wellbeing. We’re all about creating outdoor learning experiences and opportunities that inspire everyone to be curious, knowledgeable, passionate and caring about the environment.

Established in 1943, our network of Learning Locations provide day and residential courses for all ages, from young children to retired adults, from schools and communities throughout the UK, reaching many others through our publications and community-based programmes.


What you’ll be doing

You will lead the education team to develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide-ranging audience. This will include day-to-day management of the education team, providing support and advice through induction, training, teaching observation and personal review.

In addition, as a member of the Senior Management Team, you will help to oversee the operation of the learning location in the absence of the Centre Manager.

This is an active role and will include some hands-on teaching in the field. You will be comfortable to carry out duties associated with effectively managing groups in outdoor learning locations, whilst ensuring the health and safety of the group.


Who we’re looking for

You will have a degree or equivalent in an appropriate academic discipline, 5+ years relevant experience and at least 2+ years management experience. In addition to:

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
A committed and proactive approach to personal development; motivated to learn new skills and overcome new challenges
Where you’ll be based

Located next to Box Hill in Surrey, the Field Studies Council Juniper Hall centre has beautiful scenery and countryside surroundings yet is very easy to reach by car or public transport.

Juniper Hall has two accommodation blocks and can accommodate a maximum of 130 guests.

We are fortunate that our learning location has a variety of outdoor field sites in close proximity. This allows our visitors to study numerous subject matters including, grassland and woodland studies, urban and rural regeneration studies, fluvial studies, freshwater ecology, and coastal management.


Sound like the role for you? Come and be part of the team! We look forward to your application.



Holidays – 28 days + bank holidays + a further 2 extra loyalty days dependent on length of service
Sick Pay
24hr Counselling Helpline Service
Life Assurance
Health Cash Plan
Training & Development
Happy to talk flexible working!
Staff discounts
Accommodation available, on a chargeable basis


If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please call Maddy Jones on 01306 734500

The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 12 noon on 21 April 2023

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we’re in receipt of sufficient applications. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Interviews are scheduled to take place at Field Studies Council Juniper Hall in the week commencing 24 April 2023

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by telephone and/or email.

About Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council is one of the UK’s leading providers of outdoor environmental education

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 an 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.