Field Studies Tutor, Dorset
Leeson House Field Studies Centre, Swanage, Dorset
Location: near Swanage, Purbeck, Dorset
Salary: £23,777 - £27,954
Closing date: 1/10/23
Field Studies Tutor at Leeson House Field Studies Centre
Full time, permanent post
£23,777 - £27,954
We have an exciting opportunity for a new Field Studies Tutor to join our friendly team and to teach a variety of subjects such as geography and biology at Leeson House Field Studies Centre located in the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, Dorset.
Initial training would take place alongside our current tutors with the aim to then quickly take the lead with teaching a wide range of school groups from Primary to A Level.
Potential for on site accommodation if required.
What you will be doing
One day might be leading pond studies and a night orienteering, the next A Level Geography at Chesil beach.
Some groups are quite small and you'll be leading them with support from the school staff. Other groups can be larger and you'll be 'team teaching' with other Leeson House tutors.
Initially, there will be lots of opportunities to observe and work alongside our current tutors before then taking the lead with your own groups. Much of the primary teaching is done onsite in our amazing 8 acres of grounds but with some visits to exciting places such as Corfe Castle and Studland beach. Secondary fieldwork is mainly off site, visiting world-famous locations such as Studland, Lulworth Cove and Kimmeridge Bay, to name a few.
There will be weekend requirements, perhaps on average two weekends per month during the busy times. Evenings are quite frequent too as Primary groups require activities such as night walks and Secondary groups require 'follow up' sessions such as statistics. Some weeks will be long and tiring but toil is regularly allocated into the roster system. The rostering is done several months in advance. Annual leave is generally taken during school holidays but with some flexibility.
You must have a deep understanding of the benefits to children and young people of outdoor learning and the residential experience.
You've got to have had plenty of teaching experience, including leading fieldwork.
You've got to have a good relevant degree as there will be lots of A Level teaching
A flexible approach is vital as things can change quickly when working outdoors and with children.
A good awareness of safety and group management when outdoors.
An awareness and sensitivity of environmental issues as an integral part of all centre work.
Ability to relate well to children and adults and to work as part of a small, busy and dedicated team.
D1 minibus qualification or willingness to undertake training, would be desirable.
This post involves working with children and/or vulnerable adults and/or having access to significant information about them. It will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. See our policy on the employment of ex-offenders.
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This post requires significant travel. You must have a vehicle (or transport we deem suitable) available for use as needed.
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