Field Teacher Freelance Opportunity

Based at Wandlebury Country Park Education Centre

Rate: £18 per hour

Closing Date for applications: 6 February 2023 at 10am

Cambridge Past, Present & Future is the local charity that cares about Cambridge and its green landscapes. We deliver outdoor education activities from our Education Centre at the beautiful and historic Wandlebury Country Park on the Gog Magog Hills just south 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 at https://www.cambridgeppf.org/Pages/Category/cambridgeshire-school-visits

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

  • Share our passion for outdoor education and are enthusiastic teachers.
  • Have teaching qualifications or experience (at least up to Key Stage 2).
  • Have experience of teaching in the field.
  • Have 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.
  • Are capable of teaching a wide variety of ages and abilities.

All our 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 the schools programme but not for any time travelling to Wandlebury.

The majority of school visits take place May-July and in October but we receive visits throughout the year. You could anticipate working between 12-20 days per year.

Familiarisation will take place in the spring, followed by shadowing other Field Teachers so that you are ready to teach by the end of May. You would be paid for familiarisation/shadowing.

How to apply

Please apply by 10am on 6 February 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]