Education Development Coordinator

Hagge Woods Trust

Escrick, York
£12/hour (c.£5,760/year)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract Rosalind Forbes Adam

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 4th January 2019  


Freelance, part-time, seasonal

Commencing February 2019

Position Description

Hagge Woods Trust is seeking a highly motivated individual to coordinate and deliver high quality outdoor educational activites at Three Hagges Wood-Meadow. The successful canidate will build relationships with local schools, develop and deliver curriculum linked activites and develop and expand our outdoor education programme. The post will be part-time on a freelance basis.

Main Responsibilities

  • Create engaging, interactive outdoor activity sessions which promote Hagge Woods Trust’s objectives and link to the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
  • Organise and deliver approximately 2 days’ outdoor education session’s per week during term time.
  • Market the programme to local schools and develop markerting materials.
  • Arrange and carry out pre-visits with teachers and provide/complete relevant documentation.
  • Provide feedback forms and record results.
  • Set out equipment at the start of the session and clear away equipment at the end of the day.
  • Uphold the highest standards of Health and Safety and child safeguarding and ensure all risk assessments are carried out prior to visits and safeguarding is carried out at all times.
  • Ensure that the relevant section of the Hagge Woods Trust website is kept up to date.
  • Update Twitter, Facebook and Instagram on a regular basis.
  • Answer enquiries by email, telephone and letter.
  • Attend meetings and training courses as required.
  • Maintain records of outdoor education visits planned and completed.
  • Produce monthly written reports.

Required Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Experience of teaching or working with primary school children.
  • Familiarity with the National Curriculum at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
  • Broad knowledge of ecology including bees, butterflies and other invertebrates, birds and small mammals and a knowledge of tree and wildflower ID.
  • Ability to engage effectively with children from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience and confidence in marketing.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with teachers from local schools.
  • Strong personal organisational skills.
  • Familiarity with Health and Safety and safeguarding practice for outdoor education.
  • Competent in the use of email and Microsoft Office 365.

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic and engaging teaching style.
  • Creative.
  • Reliable, self-motivated and comfortable with working on own initiative.
  • Able to work as part of a team which works remotely.

Qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate will have a teaching or science background, preferably in a biological or ecological discipline, together with experience of delivering outdoor education sessions and developing teaching resources.

Terms and conditions

This is a part-time post and dependent on the seasonal demand for school visits. The visit season runs from March to October. It is anticipated that the role will demand 2 days per week. This is expected to be 6 hours per day, around 41 weeks/80 days a year. It requires flexibility to work occasional weekends and evenings. The rate of pay is c. £12 per hour (circa £5,760 a year). Monthly payments will be paid on the last day of each month on receipt of an invoice. The position is subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

Place of work

Outdoor education sessions will take place at Three Hagges Wood-Meadow, Escrick, York, YO19 6EE. Other work, such as administration to be carried out remotely (from home) or can be carried out at our education and volunteer cabin situated at Three Hagges Wood-Meadow.

Reporting line

You will report to the Project Coordinator, Emma Daniels and work in partnership with the Project Director, Rosalind Forbes Adam.

How to apply

To apply for this post, please send your CV along with a letter explaining why you are interested in this post, and how your skills and experience fit the role and contact details of two referees to Closing date for applications Friday 4th January 2019. We anticipate that shortlisted candidates will be interviewed week commencing 14th January 2019.

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