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Field Studies Council

Field Studies Tutor

Vacancy Salary: Circa £19,355 per season (£23,407 per annum FTE) + excellent benefits
Vacancy Location: Betws-y-coed, Conwy

The Vacancy

Do you have teaching or tutoring experience? Looking for a way to escape the classroom but continue your passion of sharing your knowledge and expertise? Come and join our education team!

Effective 1 April 2024 the actual salary will increase to circa £21,189 per season (the full-time equivalent salary will be circa £25,625 per annum)
Permanent Seasonal contract – based on 37.5 hours per week during the core season only (normally 43 weeks February to November) each year.
Excellent benefits – including life assurance and a health cash plan, see the full list below.
Your new place of work is in a beautiful location - be surrounded by nature whilst you work.
We have accommodation available during the season – Come live and work outdoors!

Love where you work!

Established in 1943, our network of Learning Locations provides day and residential outdoor education courses for all ages. We aim to create outstanding opportunities for everyone to learn about nature.

We value each of our team members and understand that every role is vital to deliver our mission, so, we provide great benefits* to reward and support you while you work with us.

What you’ll be doing

This role will see you working with primary and secondary schools, colleges, and universities to deliver curriculum-linked activities that will increase students understanding of nature and the environment.

Your day to day will include developing, planning, and delivering courses in outdoor teaching sites to students on science and geography school trips. This will involve leading groups of all abilities in the local environment, ensuring you always have the health and safety of the group in mind.

When you are not working in the field, you will also be happy to contribute to other aspects of working in a busy education centre. This is a very active role, some weeks will be long and tiring, but our tutors find this work very rewarding, and we promise you will too!

Follow this link to meet our Senior Tutor, Pippa. Let her show you what it is like to work at the Field Studies Council and why she loves where she works!

Please refer to the vacancy pack for full details of the responsibilities of the role.

Where you’ll be based

The Rhyd-y-Creuau Field Centre is set in the beautiful, rugged landscape of the Snowdonia National Park, yet close to secluded wooded valleys, rocky shores, beaches and traditional seaside resorts.

Our 2.2 hectare estate includes a football pitch, woodland, biodiversity garden, campfire area, teambuilding challenges, stream and ponds.

We are a short drive south from the A55 North Wales Expressway, making us easily accessible throughout the year from most areas. The nearest railway station is at Betws-y-Coed, which is a simple flat walk of around 1km.

Who we’re looking for

You will have a degree or equivalent in a relevant subject and some previous experience of teaching or tutoring. You will also be confident with producing and preparing various learning resources. In addition, you will 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

Sound like the role for you? Come and be part of the team! We look forward to your application.

* Your benefits whilst working with us will include:

  • Financial - We offer competitive salaries, sick pay, pension schemes, life assurance, pro rata of 28 days annual holiday entitlement plus bank holidays and a further 2 extra loyalty days dependent on length of service.
  • Health and Wellbeing - Eligible employees are automatically provided with a Health Cash Plan which you can use to help pay for routine health appointments as well as give you the ability to seek second opinions from top doctors! We also provide our team members with access to a 24hr Counselling Helpline Service.
  • Discounts – When you join the team you are also enrolled into our reward programme which gives you discounts on your favourite brands and opportunities to earn cash back on everyday purchases!
  • Additional benefits - We endeavour to offer flexible working options where roles permit and are committed to providing our employees with appropriate quality learning and development opportunities.

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please call 01690 710494 and ask to speak to Jemma Middlehurst (Education Team Leader).

Applications will be considered on arrival.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we’re in receipt of sufficient applications. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Interviews are scheduled to take place at Field Studies Council Rhyd-y-Creuau on a rolling basis.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by telephone and/or email.

The Company

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.

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 pride in their role within it. No matter what role you perform at the FSC, 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.

Apply here

Closing Date: 18/02/2024  Location: Betws-y-coed, Conwy

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