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Field Studies Council

Field Studies Tutor

Field Studies Council Dale Fort, Dale, Pembrokeshire

Circa £23,407 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits! *

Accommodation can be provided on a chargeable basis.

Relocate and work in the outdoors! The start date for this role can be flexible. Ideally, we are looking for someone to join the team in February 2024.

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.

Kindly note, the working pattern for this position will be based on 37.5 hours per week from March to October and 15 hours per week from November to February each year.

Where you’ll be based

Our Dale Fort centre is set in a spectacular location high on the cliffs within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, giving superb views over the sea.

Originally built in 1856 to defend the Milford Haven waterway against invasion, it has been a field centre since 1948. The centre has 4 well equipped classrooms, including one wet lab, a library, games room, sitting room and bar.

Our centre is ideally located for coastal studies and for accessing Skomer Island with its renowned resident sea bird populations, including puffins, guillemots and razorbills.

Rocky shore, salt marsh, grassland and woodland are a short walk from the centre and a wide variety of teaching sites are within 30 minutes’ drive – these include rural and urban settlements, coastal landscapes, and tourist honeypot areas.

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 Catherine Gillatt on 07494 693974

The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 12 midnight on 28 November 2023.

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 Dale Fort

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 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: 28/11/2023  Location: Dale Fort, Dale, Pembrokeshire

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