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Seasonal Tutors - Field Studies Council (FSC) (Devon/S.Wales) - £19,726 - £22,511

Seasonal Tutors

Field Studies Council (FSC) (West Group)

The Field Studies Council (FSC) is the UK’s leading charity sector provider of outdoor environmental education. Much of our work is based at our Field Centres, which have an international reputation for high standards of school and university teaching and associated facilities. 

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Our West Group of Field Centre's have a number of Seasonal Tutor vacancies starting early next year and running on an annual basis between February and October*

These are as follows -

FSC Slapton, Nr Kingsbridge, Devon

- Post 1 – Start date 1st March 2020 – Seasonal Tutor - working 7 months in the first year, 6 months per year thereafter

- Post 2 – Start date 1st March 2020 – Seasonal Tutor - working 8 months in the first year, working months to be agreed thereafter

FSC Margam Discovery Centre, Nr Port Talbot - This is a Permanent Seasonal Tutor position normally running from February until August annually

FSC Orielton, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire - This is a Permanent Seasonal Tutor position normally running from April until September annually


FTE salary is £19,726 - £22,511 per annum. This will be paid on a pro-rata basis for the duration of the core season.

Residency is offered at FSC Orielton and FSC Slapton


Overall Job purpose:

The post-holder will develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting FSC achieve its goal of ‘Bringing Environmental Understanding to All though first-hand experience’.  The post-holder will be expected to lead groups of all abilities in the natural environment with the ability to provide an appropriate standard of care for our learners. You will also contribute to all other aspects of running a busy residential education centre.


This is essentially an active role and will require the post-holder to be able to carry out duties associated with effectively managing groups in outdoor learning locations, which may be remote, whilst ensuring the health and safety of the group at all times, including carrying safety sacks.


Key Responsibilities:


·  Developing and delivering out-of-classroom learning experiences to a wide-ranging audience of formal and informal educational groups including:

o  leading specification-based programmes in geography & biology at Key-stage 4 and A/AS level

o  leading Key-stage 2 & 3 programmes with environmental, conservation and adventurous activities

o  cross-curricular environmental studies programmes at Key Stages 2 and 3

o  informal leisure-learning programmes for adult and family groups

o  supporting other courses e.g. university groups, PGCE, etc

o  programmes for school and other local community groups

·  Ensuring that - where appropriate - programmes have relevance to the National Curriculum for England and Wales and Awarding Body Specifications

· Effectively integrating ICT into pre-planned activities (GIS, Excel, Smartboards and PowerPoints)

· Ensuring all resources (including shared resources) are prepared and available for the activity

· Producing plans for activities, identifying appropriate learning outcomes and liaising with accompanying staff to ensure programmes meet their requirements

· Identifying individual learning needs and planning and adapting courses to meet the needs of learners, and responding to the needs of the group by changing the pace and/or style of delivery as appropriate

· Contributing fully to the development of new teaching activities, including taking a lead role within some areas and effectively sharing and communicating ideas within the teaching team

· Delivering activities in a safe, effective and engaging manner, carrying out Risk Assessments and adapting activities where appropriate, e.g. due to sudden changes in weather or other unforeseen circumstances

· You may be required to travel and work at other nearby locations in the WEST Region/Group.



  • Holidays - 28 day inc bank holidays (increases with length of service - up to 5 extra days)
  • Pension
  • Sick Pay
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Friendly Team
  • Free Parking
  • Training & Development
  • Happy to talk flexible working!


For further details and to apply please visit our website at:


The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 12 noon on Friday 10th January 2020

Interviews are scheduled to take place at FSC Margam Discovery Centre in the week commencing Monday 20th January 2020


For further details please call -

FSC Slapton - Kate Payne on 01548 580466

FSC Margam - Jane Richmond on 01639 895636

FSC Orielton - Sarah Nicholls on 01646 623920


Please note we do not accept CV’s without a completed application form.

*dependent on centre and terms of contract

Closing Date:


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