Location: FSC Slapton, Devon
Salary and Benefits For the full job details please visit our website at www.field-studies-council.org/vacancies.aspx
Date Posted: 24/9/2017
Field Studies Council
Preston Montford
Montford Bridge
WEBSITE: www.field-studies-council.org


Imagine a job where you can use your environmental knowledge every day; helping to shape the minds of the new generation; a job where you work as part of a team in the great outdoors, inspiring others and developing passions for the future. Teaching with FSC gives you a role with both challenge and opportunity and a chance to start young people on a journey of discovery that can last a lifetime. FSC are looking for people with a curiosity for the world around us, a passion for the natural history of the British Isles and an ability to enthuse and inspire others.

How to apply:
To apply for this position please download and complete in full the EDUCATION application form. You must ensure that your application includes examples of how you have demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in meeting the requirements of the post detailed in both the job description and person specification.

For all recruitment information and relevant application forms please go to our vacancies web page at: www.field-studies-council.org/vacancies

Send your completed application form to: recruitment@field-studies-council.org OR
Human Resources, FSC Head Office, Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1HW

Please note we do not accept CV’s without a completed application form.

The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 12 noon on Friday 6th October 2017
Interviews are scheduled to take place at FSC Slapton in the week beginning 16th October 2017

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy please call Andy Pratt on 01548 580466. We look forward to receiving your application in due course.

Overall Job purpose:
The post-holder will develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting FSC achieve its goal of ‘Bringing Environmental Understanding to All though firsthand experience’. The post holder will be expected to lead groups of all abilities in the natural environment with the ability to provide an appropriate standard of care for our learners. You will also contribute to all other aspects of running a busy residential education centre.

This is essentially an active role and will require the postholder 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.

Key Responsibilities:
• Developing and delivering out-of-classroom learning experiences to a wide-ranging audience of formal and informal educational groups including:
• leading specification-based programmes in geography & biology at Key-stage 4 and A/AS level
• cross-curricular environmental studies programmes at Key Stages 2 and 3
• programmes for other local community groups
• supporting other courses eg. university groups, PGCE, informal leisure-learning programmes for adult and family groups
• Ensuring that - where appropriate - programmes have relevance to the National Curriculum for England and Wales and Awarding Body Specifications
• Effectively integrating ICT into pre-planned activities (GIS, Excel, Smartboards and PowerPoints)
• Ensuring all resources (inc. shared resources) are prepared and available for the activity
• Producing plans for activities, identifying appropriate learning outcomes and liaising with accompanying staff to ensure programmes meet their requirements
• Identifying individual learning needs and planning and adapting courses to meet the needs of learners, and responding to the needs of the group by changing the pace and/or style of delivery as appropriate
• Contributing fully to the development of new teaching activities, including taking a lead role within some areas and effectively sharing and communicating ideas within the teaching team
• Delivering activities in a safe, effective and engaging manner, carrying out Risk Assessments and adapting activities where appropriate, eg. due to sudden changes in weather or other unforeseen circumstances
• Taking an active role in the learning location’s evening and residential duties - this will involve staying on site on some evenings and overnight to deal with customer issues and, with the support of a Senior member of staff, respond to emergencies

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