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Teaching Trees Education Officer, Grantham & Corby

 

Location:         Lincolnshire/Northamptonshire, main sites in Grantham and Corby

Pay:                 £17.50 per hour, self employed

Hours:              1-2 days per week initially, school term time

Closing date:   12 noon, Thursday 10 May 2018

 

Teaching Trees is an exciting woodland learning project which delivers hands-on, curriculum linked activities to primary school groups.  Linking schools with well managed local woodlands and forests, our sessions demonstrate the importance of trees for wildlife, for timber, for the environment and for fun!

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual, with an engaging teaching style, to take on this role based at sites in Grantham and Corby, with other occasional visits at sites within a 30 mile radius.  The successful candidate will work on a freelance basis, developing and leading education sessions for KS1 and KS2 children, helping to inspire in them a love of woodlands as well as an understanding of why, and how, we need to manage them. 

Sessions will be delivered predominantly at RFS members’ woodlands, ranging from small farm sites, to large country estates.

Candidates are likely to have a higher education qualification in teaching, ecology, environmental science or forestry and will have experience of developing and delivering creative outdoor education activities.  They will need to be confident in marketing to schools and liaising with teachers and woodland owners and must have an excellent understanding of health and safety and child welfare.  

For further information and a full job description, please download the pdf to the right of this page.

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