Education Team Leader - Loughton, Essex
- Field Studies Council Epping Forest and Field Studies Council London, Loughton, Essex
- Up to £30,913 per annum plus benefits
- 37.5 hours per week
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Field Studies Council (FSC), one of the UK’s leading providers of outdoor environmental education the Field Studies Council is a pioneering environmental education charity committed to enabling people discover, explore, understand, and be inspired by the world around us. 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.
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.
We are looking for an Education and Learning Team Leader to join us to develop, plan and deliver out-of-classroom learning experiences within the 2400 hectares of Epping Forest and at sites across the capital including London’s Royal Parks and Urban locations including Stratford, to a wide-ranging audience of formal and informal educational groups.
Managing the education team, you will play a key role in developing, planning and delivering first-hand experiences in the outdoors to students and help us work towards our vision to inspire everyone to be curious, knowledgeable, passionate and caring about our environment.
You will ensure that where appropriate programmes have relevance to the National Curriculum for England and Wales and you will comply with all relevant legislation.
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 confidently and professionally teaching curriculum focused outdoor education/ fieldwork at a variety of levels preferably to A level.
You will 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 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
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 - 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!
We look forward to receiving your application in due course.
The closing date for receipt of your completed application is Thursday 21 July 2022.
Interviews are scheduled to take place at Field Studies Council Epping Forest on Wednesday 27 July 2022.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by telephone and/or email.