Groundwork South and North Tyneside

Education Project Officer (Forest School)

We are looking for a dedicated and compassionate person to deliver and develop Forest School programmes and other outdoor and environmental education.

The successful candidate will oversee provision to schools from West Boldon Lodge. They will be responsible for increasing school visitors from 3,000 to 4,000+ annually over the next 2 years and maintaining this level long-term, using funding from National Grid. This provision includes:

  • Whole-class day visits focused on curriculum topics such as habitats, life cycles, stories and literacy, stone age, etc. as well as enrichment days to boost wellbeing and resilience;
  • Whole-class Forest School provision, aiming to help primary school children to connect with nature, improve their wellbeing, and develop personal, social and emotional skills through long-term programmes in the woodland at West Boldon Lodge or in schools;
  • Small group and 1:1 Bespoke Therapeutic Forest School, supporting children and young people for whom mainstream education is challenging to increase in self-confidence, emotional-expression and self-regulation, through long-term outdoor programmes;
  • Outreach activities in schools and community spaces to support others to connect with and learn about nature on their doorsteps.

Part time, 22.5hrs per week, term time only. £20,000 - £22,000 pro rata

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Closing Date: 04/04/2023  Location: West Boldon Lodge, South Tyneside

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