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RFS Teaching Trees Education Officer - Grosvenor Estate

Grosvenor Estate is seeking a contractor to deliver woodland based school visits for primary aged children. The successful candidate will engage children in woodlands on Grosvenor’s Eaton and Abbeystead Estates to teach the value of trees for wildlife, environment, timber and for enjoyment.

Teaching Trees is the Royal Forestry Society’s (RFS) outdoor education programme aimed at primary school aged children.

Grosvenor Estate is seeking a well-motivated individual to work on a part time, freelance basis to deliver high quality education activities . The successful candidate will build contacts with local schools, develop and deliver up to 30 curriculum linked sessions, and support the growth of the project.

The role can be based anywhere but will deliver approximately 75% of the education sessions on Eaton Estate near Chester and 25% at Abbeystead Estate near Lancaster.

Experience and knowledge of health and safety and child safeguarding is essential.

You will be expected to attend training courses and meetings as required by the RFS education team and there will be some administration, such as record keeping, producing reports and invoices.

Candidates will have experience of teaching or working with primary age children and familiarity with the new national curriculum at KS1 & KS2 will be beneficial. They will also have an appreciation of countryside as a working environment and a place for business and in particular the role of the forest industry.

All candidates must have a higher education qualification in teaching, ecology or environmental science or a qualification in arboriculture or forestry as well as UK full driving licence.

For more information please contact Greg Vickers on

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to, or contact a member of the HR team on 01244 684400.

Closing date Friday 26 May.