Field Teacher Freelance Opportunity

Based at Wandlebury Country Park Education Centre

Rate: £15.00 per hour

Closing Date for applications: 6 April 2020

Start date: Before 1 June 2020

Cambridge Past, Present & Future is a local charity that cares about Cambridge and its green landscapes. We deliver outdoor education activities from our Education Centre at Wandlebury Country Park on the southern edge of Cambridge. The charity has run this successful programme since 2001 and receives 2-3,000 school children per year (mainly primary age). The main activities are science/nature, Iron-Age and orienteering. Feedback from schools is excellent.

You can find out about our schools programme by clicking here.

Our school visits are delivered by a team of freelance Field Teachers and we are looking to secure the services of a self-employed field teacher to join our pool. We are looking for someone who:

  • Shares our passion for outdoor education and is an enthusiastic teacher.
  • Has teaching qualifications or experience (at least up to Key Stage 2).
  • Has experience of teaching in the field.
  • Has knowledge of at least one of: natural history/ ecology/ biology/ early history/ archaeology/ orienteering.
  • Would be available for 1-3 days per week for summer/autumn terms.
  • Is capable of teaching a wide variety of ages and abilities.

All Field Teachers must be suitable for working with children and require DBS clearance before commencing.

We will provide induction training and First Aid training (if required).

Working arrangements

Our Education Co-ordinator contacts Field Teachers in advance, in order to book them for particular school visits.

Each school visit typically involves working 09:00 to 15:00 on a weekday at Wandlebury Country Park.

You would be paid for your time delivering our schools programme but not for any time travelling to Wandlebury.

The majority of our school visits take place May-July and in Oct but we receive visits throughout the year. You could anticipate working between 14-20 days per year.

How to apply

Please apply by 10am on 6 April to [email protected]  You should supply a CV as well as a covering letter that sets out your relevant skills/experience and your availability (for example which days of the week you would be available).  You should include details of two referees either within your CV or in addition to your CV.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Nicola Spurling on 01233 243830 or [email protected]

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