Day Centre Manager - Loughton, Essex
- Field Studies Council Epping Forest/Field Studies Council London, Loughton, Essex
- Up to £35,277 per annum plus benefits
- 37.5 hours per week
Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Do you want to have overall responsibility for one of our Centres and lead your own team to engage with our visitors about our environment? To manage and motivate a team of diverse individuals with a variety of different skill sets and roles to achieve high standards and efficiencies in order to receive great customer feedback?
Field Studies Council (FSC) is an environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment.
We now have a fantastic opportunity for a Day Centre Manager to provide the day-to-day management of Epping Forest Field Centre in Essex, on the outskirts of London You will also provide day-to-day management of delivery at sites across London including in three of London’s Royal Parks.
The Day Centre Manager is a key operational and leadership role, working closely with the Head of Education and Operations to ensure the efficient and effective running of the site, and ensuring that all activities are in line with the Field Studies Council 2025 vision and strategy.
What will you be doing?
Based at Field Studies Council Epping Forest you will be part of a team that is committed to providing outstanding environmental education learning experiences for young people, schools, colleges as well as enthusiasts and professionals. You will develop and lead the centre team. You will be supported by a wider team to help you deliver our charitable aims of providing first-hand experience in the outdoors.
As the Day Centre Manager you will be responsible for making sure that your team performs to their highest potential. You will work with the Head of Education and Operations to ensure effective systems are managed that include budgeting, health and safety, delivery standards, but always with a focus on customer service and providing outstanding experiences.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for an individual that is able to motivate and manage their team. Your previous experience will be able to demonstrate how you have built and supported individuals and teams through a period of change that has included recruiting, building and nurturing. You will be leading an exciting period of development following Covid 19.
You may already have experience of managing a centre or an education provision, however the right attitude commitment is equally valued.
We are looking for proven ability of managing a key function such as Education, Site Management, Hospitality & Catering or Sales along with experience of working in an education environment and / or similar centre. You will be a strong people manager who can demonstrate effective leadership skills and have experience of leading customer focused service delivery.
An ILM 5/HNC/HND/NVQ Level 4 or Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject is essential and you are required to hold a full UK Driving Licence for use in the UK.
Field Studies Council Epping Forest is situated in the heart of Epping Forest, an area of around 2,400 hectares of wood-pasture, stretching from Manor Park in East London to just north of Epping in Essex. Two thirds of the Forest have been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). The purpose built, fully accessible Centre has 6 classrooms, and associated facilities, with direct access into our teaching sites which include woodland, grassland, heath and river. Most of our teaching sites are fully accessible. The Centre is just a few minutes from the M25 and Loughton Tube Station.
Field Studies Council London offers a range of courses across the Capital City, using inspiring and exciting natural and built sites across London including Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Stratford, The Royal Parks, Beckenham Place Park and Urban locations including Kings Cross. At our sites in The Royal Parks (Bushy Park, Greenwich Park and The Regent’s Park) and Beckenham Place Park, we have classrooms and facilities. Through working at a wide range of sites, we offer courses that suit customer’s needs. All our teaching sites are fully accessible and are located near tube or train stations, which enable schools to access free transport.
What we offer in return
The Field Studies Council offers a number of great benefits to reward and support you while you work for us:
- Holidays - 28 days excluding bank holidays (increases with length of service - up to 2 extra days)
- Sick Pay
- 24hr Counselling Helpline Service
- Life Assurance
- Health Cash Plan
- Training & Development
- Happy to talk flexible working!
- Accommodation can be provided on a chargeable basis
We look forward to receiving your application in due course.
The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 12 noon on 21 July 2022.
Interviews are scheduled to take place at Field Studies Council Epping Forest in the week commencing 25 July 2022.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by telephone and/or email.