Nature Friendly Schools Officer
FSC Head Office
Nr Shrewsbury, Shropshire
FSC Salary Grade: Scale Points 11 - 14, currently £19,726 - £22,511 per annum
This is fixed term position due to start in April 2019 and end on 31st March 2020.
Imagine a job where you can use your environmental knowledge every day, helping to shape the minds of the new generation; a job where you work as part of a team in the great outdoors, inspiring others and developing passions for the future. Teaching with FSC gives you a role with both challenge and opportunity, and a chance to start young people on a journey of discovery that can last a lifetime. FSC are looking for people with a curiosity for the world around us, a passion for the natural history of the British Isles and an ability to enthuse and inspire others.
Overall Job purpose:
FSC is a partner in a consortium of organisations to deliver the Nature Friendly Schools Project. This large-scale project (£6.3m) is one of three within the Children and Nature Programme, a flagship programme for the 25 Year Environment Plan, led jointly by Natural England Defra and Department for Education and with a budget of £10m. The project will deliver natural environment interventions for schools with an aim to improving pupils’ mental health and wellbeing, school engagement, plus their physical health, behaviour, attendance and care & concern for the environment. All partners will work with schools to build resilience. Approaches to be used include supporting children to find places of calm, improved problem solving skills and developing social skills and teamwork. Project partners are: Wildlife Trusts, Young Minds, Groundwork, The Sensory Trust and FSC.
We are now looking for a Nature Friendly Schools Officer to support the successful delivery of the FSC’s project delivery outcomes. You will implement and deliver residential sessions and webinars supporting teachers, to ensure teachers feel confident to deliver outdoor learning rather than just delivering direct to the students. 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 the Head Office Education Development Function.
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.
Included in this pack is the key information relating to our Nature Friendly Schools Officer vacancy:
Job Description and Person Specification
Summary of the main terms and conditions for the post
Information about FSC and FSC Head Office (also visit www.field-studies-council.org)
How to apply:
For all recruitment information and relevant application forms please go to our vacancies web page at:
To apply for this position please download and complete in full the EDUCATION application form. You must ensure that your application includes examples of how you have demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in meeting the requirements of the post detailed in both the job description and person specification.
Send your completed application form to: firstname.lastname@example.org OR
Human Resources, FSC Head Office, Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1HW
Please note we do not accept CV’s without a completed application form.
The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 12 noon on Wednesday 24th April 2019
Interviews are scheduled to take place at Head Office on Friday 3rd May 2019
If you have any queries regarding this vacancy please call Sam Rudd on 01743 852100