Field Studies Council
Field Studies Council Slapton, Kingsbridge, Devon
Circa £23,407 per annum + excellent benefits! *
37.5 hours per week / Permanent contract
Accommodation available – 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
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
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!
Please refer to the vacancy pack for full details of the responsibilities of the role.
Where you’ll be based
Field Studies Council Slapton is located within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural
Beauty close to Field Sites in Dartmoor National Park. We maintain two residential centres
(Slapton Ley and Start Bay) in the coastal village of Slapton, as well as Slapton Ley National
Start Bay is very popular with primary schools and self-catering, providing exclusive use for
groups of up to 40 visitors. Whereas Slapton Ley is very popular with larger GCSE, A Level and
University groups and can accommodate up to 135 visitors.
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 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 Chloë Toorneini, Education Team
Leader, on 01548 580466
The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 13 November
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 Slapton in the week commencing
20 November 2023.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by telephone and/or email.
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