Trainee Tutor Scheme

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Date Posted: 24/9/2017
Field Studies Council
Preston Montford
Montford Bridge

Trainee Tutor Scheme

FSC needs to be certain that education staff leading groups are not only competent and enthusiastic, but experienced and professional individuals capable of working with and inspiring students of all ages. To help ensure the development of education staff, FSC is offering this Trainee Tutor scheme, starting on Thursday 4th January 2018

The Trainee Tutor scheme is designed to equip an individual with the skills and attributes explained in this pack, enabling further time to be devoted to building experience through the delivery of courses to an increasingly wide range of audiences.

Our FSC tutors work with students studying both geography and biology at a range of levels. This year, in response to the increased amount of fieldwork highlighted in the new exam specifications, we are looking to increase the number of geography specialists in our teaching team alongside our usual intake of biology graduates. Are you a geography graduate with a love of landscape, an enthusiasm for enquiry based learning, a built-environment enthusiast or have a passion for physical geography processes? If you are, then come and share this with us and others.

How to apply:
Every year we have a fantastic response for our Trainee Tutor Scheme. You will need to stand out from the other applications. To help us select you as a stand out candidate we will need to know what motivates you about learning outside the classroom and why you are applying for a place on the Scheme. Please include examples to illustrate how your skills and experience match the requirements of the role.
Please note we do not accept CV’s without a completed application form.

To apply for this position please visit to download and complete in full the TRAINEE TUTOR application form.

Send your application form via:
Post: Human Resources, FSC Head Office, Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1HW


The closing date for receipt of your completed application form is 12 noon on Monday 13th November 2017

The selection process is scheduled to take place over two days on Tuesday 28th November & Wednesday 29th November 2017 at Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury. All shortlisted candidates will be required to attend both days.

Trainee Tutor
Based at: This is an internally run scheme. You will be based at an FSC Location anywhere in the UK.
(The Location can change during the scheme so Trainees must be prepared to move during the scheme.)

The scheme will involve ongoing training and assessment throughout the programme and it is currently anticipated the scheme will commence with the following:
• 1 week Induction
• 2 & 3 week placement and teaching practice at an FSC Learning Location anywhere in the UK
• 2 week skills and knowledge training
• 1 week Hill and Mountain Training Course

This initial training will start on the 4th January.

Additional training may include: First Aid training, water safety, Operating Codes of Practice (OCoPs); Biodiversity and Landscape Group (BLAG); GIS and ESRI ArcGIS Online training.

This is essentially an active role and will require the individual to be able to carry out duties associated with effectively managing groups in outdoor learning locations, which may be remote, whilst ensuring the health and safety of the group at all times, including carrying safety sacks.

Trainee Tutors are expected to:
• Deliver active outdoor learning in a variety of environments, weather conditions and terrain
• Deliver specific activities and teach groups within standard / core courses
• Support teaching staff in course delivery, involving welcoming groups, preparing classrooms, vehicles, classrooms, labs, resources, equipment, IT
• Support in the delivery of community and outreach environmental projects
• Be part of an FSC duty system that provides 24 hour cover

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