Fieldwork Instructor

Wild Things Environmental Education in Action

Findhorn, Moray, Scotland
£22,750 pa

Paid • Full Time • Temporary

Sectors: environmental education

Closing date: Thursday, 18th April 2024   1 day left

Award-winning environmental education charity, Wild Things, is seeking an experienced outdoor practitioner to join the fieldwork team in the delivery of our charitable and social enterprise programmes.

The right candidate for this role must have experience delivering environmental education and bushcraft skills to a broad client group as well as being able to process information quickly and lead groups from the start.

We would like to bring into the team someone who is playful yet professional, who loves spending time outdoors, sharing their passion for the natural world with both young and old. Our ideal candidate will engage people on a variety of activities that promote an understanding and care for the environment as well as the health and wellbeing of our clients and participants.

The successful candidate will not only contribute towards a wide variety of outdoor education activities across Moray and the Highlands through our Silver saplings project, but will take the lead on delivering two new after school clubs focused on providing extracurricular environmental education and bushcraft activities for children and teenagers in the Forres area. This will entail the ability to work afternoons and early evenings two days per week. The success of this new initiative may form the foundation of ongoing after school activities for a much broader extracurricular programme.

To enable the smooth flow of our programmes, the ideal candidate will have excellent organisational skills and have experience of logistics, preparing resources, session plans and caring for equipment and tools.

Ideally, you will hold relevant experience and/or qualifications in:

  • Bushcraft as well as strong naturalist skills and environmental knowledge.
  • Leadership of outdoor learning activities focused on environmental education (Woodland Activity Leader Training, Forest School L3 or other equivalent training and/or experience – we are also interested in candidates from other educational backgrounds who are willing to develop their naturalist skills and knowledge)
  • Outdoor First Aid qualification
  • Hold a clean driving license (and ideally a D1 minibus license).

All employees are subject to PVG checks in line with our Child Protection policies. See the job description on our website for further details.

Contract Duration: Approximately 7 months (up to October 2024)
Hours: 35 hours per week (fulltime)

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