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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.