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Forest School Leaders & Assistants

Salary: Sessional rate of £59 per full day, £30 per half day

Closing date: Sunday 31st December 2017

Location: Kent Wildlife Trust Forest School sites in Canterbury, Sevenoaks and Bough Beech, plus outreach sites

Sessional tutor, zero hours contract to deliver Forest School Programmes and Forest School-based events, at one or more of the following Kent Wildlife Trust sites: Sevenoaks, Bough Beech, Canterbury, Or at outreach sites

We are always happy to receive applications from candidates who fit the criteria described below. Interview dates to be confirmed.

The Job: This post is an opportunity to work as part of Kent Wildlife Trust’s education team to deliver Forest School programmes and Forest School based sessions, enabling the expansion of the Trust’s existing Forest School and Forest School-based events delivery with a view to providing more Forest School opportunities within the county and supporting its longer term sustainability.

You: will be a qualified Level 2/3 Forest School practitioner, with experience of delivering Forest School programmes and Forest School-based events. You will be a team player with a desire to share your enthusiasm for the great outdoors with others, especially young people. You will have a responsible attitude, showing common sense, especially regarding working with children, and have a flexible approach and willingness to work with other Community Education staff, tutors and volunteers. You will be able to demonstrate skills and experience such as:

  • A track record of working with children on Forest School programmes and outdoor education sessions
  • Health and safety procedures and risk assessments, especially with regard to working with children
  • Planning and documentation, such as lesson planning and assessments
  • The ability to work as part of a team but also independently

Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading wildlife charity for Kent and Medway, supported by its members and staffed by committed professionals. We are all working to protect wildlife and to find better ways to run an efficient and effective organisation.

Contact details:
For an application pack contact Dot Hughes on 01622 662012, email or download the documents below.

Kent Wildlife Trust has a positive approach to equality and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.


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1. Job Description - Forest School Leaders & Assistants135 KB
2. Recruitment Guidance Notes152.5 KB
3. Application Form108 KB
4. Recruitment and Diversity Form296.5 KB

Contact details:

For an application pack contact Dot Hughes on 01622 662012, email or download the documents below.

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