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We’re looking for enthusiastic tutors who have experience in managing groups of young people outdoors to lead field work from our site on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, whilst ensuring the health and safety of the group at all times.
We want to create a world where everyone feels connected to the environment so they can enjoy the benefits it gives and make choices that help protect it. You will deliver ‘out of classroom’ learning activities on the West Somerset coast, as well as Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Typically, our core season runs from March un til October every year. Seasonal roles allow! you to experience working life in our outstanding education centres throughout the core working season allowing you to follow other interests and pursuits over the winter months secure in the knowledge that you have a job to come back to.
FSC Nettlecombe Court, Somerset.
Up to £21,197 per annum (pro-rata) plus benefits.
Working pattern: 37 .5 hours per week during the core season only each year. For 2022 it is anticipated that the season will commence on 14 February and finish on 31 October 2022.
What you’ll be doing
You’ll play a key role in developing, planning and delivering first-hand experiences in the outdoors to students and help us work towards our goal of bringing environmental understanding to all, therefore it’s essential you have the subject knowledge to help support students complete their schemes of work.
This is an active role that will see you liaise with groups and work collaboratively with team mates to plan best in class experiences.
You’ll predominantly be teaching KS2/Primary, GCSE and A-level students during term time. However, we want to recruit someone who is flexible, and we hop e that you’ll have the appetite to acquire new knowledge and, with support, deliver other core products to our groups including bushcraft, experiences for primary age groups and conservation-themed events.
To make sure your subject knowledge is current and your teaching and group management skills are always improving, we support you closely with a thorough induction into the Centre including nationally recognised qualifications e.g. first aid and water safety and an ongoing process of verification that ensures you’re able to operate safely in all of the field sites and deliver quality learning experiences.
We are looking for
Someone who has the core subject knowledge to deliver in field and remote settings; this is an active role and will need our new colleague to be happy spending long, rewarding days outdoors in all weathers.
Having experience managing groups outdoors in remote settings would be hugely advantageous as the core of all of our products is immersive learning in the field and the safety of our employees and customers is paramount; we want colleagues who are able to work under pressure and make sound decisions.
We need someone who is a competent team player and at the same time can work autonomously to meet deadlines and deliver the product. A lot of the planning time and classroom-based teaching will rely on digital platforms (Office, interactive whiteboards, presentation software, GIS, spreadsheets) so having experience and / or adept at learning new systems would be helpful.
Given our work relies on visiting groups, we want our new colleagues to be flexible and amenable to changing situations; we’re there to help the students learn and benefit from the fantastic learning locations on our ‘doorstep’ and occasionally things change, so we equip our colleagues to use their initiative and find customer-based solutions.
We want colleagues who are invested in their continued development, who are willing to seek feedback, who are happy to help others and are passionate about living and working in a residential field centre.
Field Studies Council is one of the UK’s leading providers of outdoor environmental education. We follow 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 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.
- Holidays pro-rata of 28 days inc bank holidays (increases with length of service – up to 5 extra days)
- Sick Pay
- Employee Assistance programme
- Life Assurance
- Health Cash Plan
- Friendly Team
- Free parking
- FSC Workwear
- Training & Development
- Happy to talk flexible working!
- Accommodation during the season and food during working hours can be provided on a chargeable basis
If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact Robyn Landy (Education Team Leader) on 01984 640 320 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 29 November 2021.
Interviews are scheduled to take place in the week commencing 6 December 2021.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by telephone/email.