Forest School Practitioner
Job purpose: To provide services as a forest school practitioner for Forest Pathways, a programme of forest school activities for pupils in Bradford schools, aiming to benefit pupils’ mental health and wellbeing and engagement with school.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £20,400 per annum plus pension contribution
Contract: 3 years (includes probationary period of 3 months)
Start date: November 2019
Reporting to: Get Out More Managing Director
Work location: Working in locations around Bradford district
Office base: Airedale Enterprise Services, Sunderland St, Keighley, BD21 5LE
Get Out More CIC is a social enterprise on a mission to help people engage with nature to feel better in mind and body. We run outdoor programmes, including forest schools, outdoor play and community engagement programmes for people of all ages across West Yorkshire. We use local woodlands, parks and natural spaces to bring people together, be active and feel good, working towards our vision: communities and nature growing healthier together.
Forest Pathways is an exciting 3-year programme of woodland outreach projects with 25 schools in the Bradford district, to include primary, secondary schools and Alternative Provision Institutions. The programme will use a progressive forest school approach, from taster sessions to full forest school programmes, to increase community forest and woodland outreach activities for children in disadvantaged areas of Bradford district.
In July 2019 Get Out More was one of 5 organisations in the UK to be awarded funding for Community Forest and Woodland Outreach Projects as part of The Children and Nature Programme, supported by the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for Education, and administered by Natural England.
We are looking for a skilled, experienced and enthusiastic forest school practitioner to deliver this exciting new programme. The practitioner will be self-motivated and a good communicator, able to confidently liaise with schools and engage groups of children ranging in age and background. We are a successful, award-winning organisation and thanks to ongoing growth, are now looking for the right person to join our friendly team.
Person specification - essential criteria:
If you feel you have the skills and experience to join our team, please email Annie Berrington (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a CV (max 2 sides of A4) and covering letter outlining what you can bring to Get Out More and specific, recent examples of how you meet the job specification.
Include the names and contact details of 2 people, at least one of whom should be a recent employer or contract holder, who are able to provide references relating to your work and on your suitability for this post.
Deadline: Wednesday 25 September 2019, midnight.
Interviews of shortlisted candidates will take place during week commencing 30 September.
Documents: Forest School Job Description