Tutor - FSC Millport

Field Studies Council

Isle of Cumbrae, North Ayrshire
Up to £22,582 pa plus benefits

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental education

Closing date: Tuesday, 31st May 2022   6 days left

Tutor / Teacher

FSC Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, North Ayrshire

From £19,969 up to £22,582 per annum pro rata

37.5 hours per week / annualised / permanent

Accommodation available

Field Studies Council is one of the UK’s leading providers of outdoor environmental education. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Field Studies Council (FSC).

We are now looking for an enthusiastic Tutor, with experience of teaching in the great outdoors, to lead and engage groups of all abilities.

We have the following role available:

Isle of Cumbrae - Millport - North Ayrshire

Located on the Isle of Cumbrae on the Firth of Clyde, FSC Millport has a rich history as a marine research station. Since becoming a field centre, purpose-built accommodation and teaching spaces have been created to provide an excellent base for a range of courses. The Centre is easily reached in just 10 minutes by ferry from the mainland at Largs.

To view more information on this location please click here: Millport

The role

Our Tutors will develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities and engage students to achieve our [KR1] vision to inspire everyone to be curious, knowledgeable, passionate and caring about our environment.

This is essentially an active role and will require the post-holder to teach students from KS2-KS5 as well as family/adult groups. Taught sessions predominantly include primary field studies, secondary geography/ecology investigations as well as bushcraft and adventure activities.

You will also be able to carry out duties associated with effectively managing groups in an outdoor learning location, whilst ensuring the health and safety of the group at all times.

About you

With previous teaching / tutoring experience the successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent in Science, Geography, Environmental Studies, Maths or a closely allied discipline, and have a specialism in Biology. You will be experienced in producing and preparing teaching resources and able to use interactive whiteboards, GiS, presentation software and spreadsheets.

We ask that you 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

Personal Development/Training Opportunity:

For eligible candidates, this role is offered with the option to undertake a Level 5 Outdoor Learning Specialist (fully funded) Apprenticeship.


  • Holidays - pro-rata of 28 days, excluding bank holidays (increases with length of service - up to 2 extra days)
  • Pension
  • Sick Pay
  • 24hr Counselling Helpline Service
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Training & Development
  • Happy to talk flexible working!
  • Accommodation and food during working hours can be provided on a chargeable basis

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please call Alex Macfie on 07740 478234.

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 FSC Millport.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email.

Find out more & apply