Teaching Trees

Freelance Education Officer – Chester and North Wales

Join our team of Education Officers in bringing Forest Education alive for children in Chester and North Wales.

Job details


Chester and North Wales


£125 per half day / £190 per full day plus expenses and training

Hours of work

Up to 30 x 2 hour sessions



Closing date

July 12, 2022

RFS Teaching Trees is seeking a well-motivated individual to work on a part time, freelance basis to deliver high quality outdoor learning activities. You will be joining a team of 10 Education Officers across England and Wales who deliver over 300 sessions to nearly 10,000 children in an average year.

The successful candidate will be going into schools in Chester and North Wales and the surrounding communities to lead tree planting days and deliver our Junior Forester Award programme.

Essential Characteristics

  • Experience of leading Outdoor Learning or Forest School programmes for children aged 3+
  • Higher Education degree in teaching or ecology / geography / forestry or related disciplines
  • Ability to plan and deliver sessions independently
  • Creativity
  • A love of working outdoors in all seasons
  • Understanding of risk assessment procedures and safeguarding
  • Full driving licence and own transport

Desirable Characteristics

  • Outdoor Learning or Forest School qualifications
  • Someone who lives in the communities they will be working with
  • Current Outdoor First Aid certificate
  • Experience of marketing Outdoor Learning programmes to schools
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Proficient at using Excel for recording data

For more information or to apply, please contact learning@rfs.org.uk