VACANCY Forest School Assistant

We're looking to recruit a forest school assistant to help out with our forest school taster events and birthday parties. 

This is ideal for someone who has another job or wants to work on an ad-hoc basis. Our order book is variable so we need someone flexible who can work at weekends as required. This is great for someone who wants to get into Education, Youth Work, Outdoor Ed or Forest Schools.

Job Profile

Role Title: Forest School Assistant #1

Pay: £7.83/hr + annual leave casual 0 hours contract

Role and responsibilities

You will be responsible for helping a forest school leader set up, run and pack away a forest school session.

Set up and packing away requires a significant but manageable amount of lifting and carrying. You will set up a fire area, tarpaulins, toilet, hammocks and other play equipment or activities under supervision.

During the session you will interact with children, parents and members of staff. You will build and light a fire, manage groups around the fire and use it to cook on safely.

Expereince and qualifications

Experience of working with children - ESSENTIAL

Outdoor experience such as tool use (saws, loppers), use of tarps, building and maintaining fires safely or alternatively hold a current Forest School Qualification DESIRABLE

Be physically fit/active and able to carry out lifting, transportation, set up and dismantling of equipment. ESSENTIAL

Current DBS certification DESIRABLE

Suitable outdoor or biology qualification/experience such as A-C GCSE Biology (with suitable ecology modules) or higher. ESSENTIAL


Personal Attributes

Outgoing and confident

Good communicator and able to use simple language

Friendly and approachable

Able to follow a method of work/risk assessment

Confident in questioning and challenging unsafe practice

Love of the outdoors in all weathers

Fit and active.

CLOSING DATE:28th Feb 2018

To apply: Send your CV / covering letter(or email) to

If you'd like to arrange visiting an event to discuss and see first hand what's involved with the role please get in touch.