This post is an opportunity to work as part of Kent Wildlife Trust’s education team to deliver outstanding Forest School and Nature Tots programmes, enabling the expansion of our existing provision. You will be a qualified Level 3 Forest School leader, preferably with experience of delivering Forest School and early years programmes and Forest School based events. You will be a team player with a desire to share your enthusiasm for the great outdoors with others, especially young people. You will have a responsible attitude, showing common sense, especially regarding working with children, and have a flexible approach and willingness to work with other staff, tutors and volunteers. You will be able to demonstrate skills and experience such as: Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading wildlife charity for Kent and Medway, supported by its members and staffed by committed professionals. Join our team and help us create a Wilder Kent! In return we will inspire you, listen to you, value you, treat you equally and fairly, look after your health and wellbeing and encourage flexibility from day one, enabling you to draw on these benefits to be a better, happier and more productive you.
- To deliver Forest School sessions and programmes to groups
- To deliver Nature Tots (early years) programmes to groups of parents and toddlers, ensuring that delivery conforms to the ethos of KWT Forest School
- To deliver Forest School based events
- To ensure that health and safety procedures are in place for the session, including appropriate risk assessments and checklists, and to inform KWT staff of any H&S issues or amendments needed to risk assessments
- To ensure tools and equipment are in safe working order, that all equipment is returned, cleaned and replaced and report any faulty or broken items to KWT staff at the end of the session
- To complete required paperwork for the session, including assessments and evaluations, as appropriate, and record relevant data
- Assist with planning and prepare session plans and equipment for sessions, when appropriate
- To liaise with and work alongside other staff, tutors and volunteers in the delivery of sessions and programmes
- To maintain and promote a positive and safe environment for learners in accordance with our safeguarding policy
- To complete any relevant training deemed necessary by Kent Wildlife Trust
Skills, Qualifications & Experience
- Hold a Level 3 Forest School Practitioner qualification.
- Have experience of running Forest School programmes and outdoor education events.
- Have good interpersonal and organisational skills.
- Understand Health and Safety, safeguarding and welfare requirements, especially with regard to children
- Have the ability to work as part of a team but also be happy to work unsupervised.
- Be able to travel – have a full driving licence and own transport.
- Have a desire to share their enthusiasm for the great outdoors with others, especially young people.
- Have an interest in nature and environmental issues