Head of Education & Operations (North) - FSC North Region

Various Locations
Up to £52,424 plus benefits
27 Jun 2022
14 Jul 2022
Full Time

Head of Education & Operations (North) - FSC North Region

  • Base Negotiable with significant travel
  • up to £52,424 per annum plus benefits
  • Permanent
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Travel Costs covered in line with FSC policy

We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Education and Operations to join us to lead, deliver and develop FSC’s products and services within a designated group structure.

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.

The role

Reporting to the Director of Education and Operations you will look to maintain customer satisfaction and generate income in accordance with current legislation and the FSC’s strategy, policies and plans, as well as seek savings to ensure the generation of an annual surplus.

You will have responsibility for financial monitoring for Centres within the North region, ensuring performance is within agreed targets and budgets; for promoting fieldwork and the FSC, and influencing decision makers to maintain credibility and insight.

The post will require you to travel to FSC locations and other venues across the region/group, nationally and occasionally abroad, and will involve some overnight stays.

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will have excellent business, commercial and financial acumen, with previous management responsibility for a key function such as Education, Site Management, Hospitality & Catering or Bookings & Outreach.

A strong leader, you will have team management experience and will have previously led customer focussed service delivery. Exceptional project management and business development skills and the ability to communicate at a strategic level and to a diverse range of audiences and stakeholders is also key to this role.

  • You will hold a degree or equivalent.
  • A full valid Driving Licence is also required for this role.

This role will cover our North locations which include:

  • FSC Blencathra - Keswick
  • FSC Castle Head - Grange-over-Sands
  • FSC Malham Tarn - Settle
  • FSC Millport - Isle of Cumbrae
  • FSC Preston Montford - Shrewsbury

What we offer in return

FSC 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)
  • Competitive Pension
  • Sick Pay
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Training & Development
  • Happy to talk flexible working!

The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 5pm on 6th July 2022. 

Interviews will be scheduled to take place at FSC Preston Montford on 14th July 2022. 

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email.