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Field Studies Council

Senior Field Studies Tutor

Vacancy Salary: Circa £25,337 per annum + excellent benefits + option to relocate (accommodation available on a chargeable basis)
Vacancy Location: Mickleham, Dorking, Surre

Looking for the next challenge in your environmental education career? Join us and become a Senior member of our team!

Effective 1 April 2024 the salary will be increased to circa £27,737 per annum.
Permanent contract – average 37.5 hours per week.
Excellent benefits – including life assurance and a health cash plan, see the full list below.
We have accommodation available - relocate to 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.

As a Senior member of our Education Team, you will be responsible for the management for some of our junior team members. This will include carrying out personal development reviews, coaching and providing support and guidance to your direct reports.

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

Located next to Box Hill in Surrey, the Field Studies Council Juniper Hall centre has beautiful scenery and countryside surroundings yet is very easy to reach by car or public transport.

Juniper Hall has two accommodation blocks and can accommodate a maximum of 130 guests.

We are fortunate that our learning location has a variety of outdoor field sites in close proximity. This allows our visitors to study numerous subject matters including, grassland and woodland studies, urban and rural regeneration studies, fluvial studies, freshwater ecology, and coastal management.

Who we’re looking for

You will have a degree or equivalent in a relevant subject and some previous relevant work experience which includes managing a team. 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, 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 Sarah Wyper (Education Team Leader) on 07392668369.

The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 11.59pm on 21 February 2024

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 Juniper Hall in the week commencing 26 February 2024

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.

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Closing Date: 21/02/2024  Location: Mickleham, Dorking, Surrey

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