Education Support Assistant

Field Studies Council

Are you keen to start your environmental education career? Don’t miss out on this
opportunity to join our team!

  • Permanent full-time contract – average 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary equates to circa £11.44 per hour.
  • Excellent benefits – including life assurance and a health cash plan, see the full list
  • We have accommodation available, so you could relocate to a stunning location in Somerset!
  • The start date for this role is expected to be 12th August 2024.

Love where you work!

Established in 1943, our network of Learning Locations provides day and residential outdoor
education courses for all ages. We aim to create outstanding opportunities for everyone to
learn about nature.

We value each of our team members and understand that every role is vital to deliver our
mission, so, we provide great benefits* to reward and support you while you work with us.

What you’ll be doing

As our Education Support Assistant, you are an integral part of our education team and will
support us to carry out a smooth delivery of our field courses and environmental activities.

This will involve preparing fieldwork equipment and classrooms for learners of all abilities,
ensuring areas are clean and safe for use. As well as organise lesson and health and safety
resources for our learning groups.

You may be required to accompany teaching staff on field trips, assist students with their
fieldwork, help run environmental or problem solving games and aid teaching staff in the
collection of class data.

You will be flexible to our ever-changing learning environment and be happy to assist where
required to ensure our centre always runs efficiently.

Please refer to the vacancy pack for further details on the full responsibilities of the role.

Where you’ll be based

Just 30 minutes from Taunton, Field Studies Council Nettlecombe Court is situated in a secluded
valley at the eastern edge of Exmoor National Park. The house is a striking example of a Tudor
and Georgian country mansion set within its own grounds.

The centre can accommodate approximately 120 people. This is spread across two single bedrooms,
three twin rooms and 18 dormitory rooms which vary in size from 4-12 beds.

Who we’re looking for

A degree or equivalent in a relevant subject is desirable but not essential, it is more
important to us that you have:

  • A great work ethic where aptitude and attitude are key
  • A natural pride in the work you produce
  • A flexible and adaptive approach able to perform using your own initiative both
    independently and as a team player
  • A professional manner in all that you do
  • An empathy with the aims and objectives of Field Studies Council
  • A committed and proactive approach to personal development; motivated to learn new skills
    and overcome new challenges

Sound like the role for you? Come and be part of the team! We look forward to
your application.

Your benefits whilst working with us will include:

  • Financial – We offer competitive salaries, sick pay, pension schemes, life
    assurance, 28 days annual holiday entitlement plus bank holidays and a further 2 extra
    loyalty days dependent on length of service.
  • Health and Wellbeing – Eligible employees are automatically provided with
    a Health Cash Plan which you can use to help pay for routine health appointments as well as
    give you the ability to seek second opinions from top doctors! We also provide our team
    members with access to a 24hr Counselling Helpline Service.
  • Discounts – When you join the team you are also enrolled into our reward
    programme which gives you discounts on your favourite brands and opportunities to earn cash
    back on everyday purchases!
  • Additional benefits – We endeavour to offer flexible working options where
    roles permit and are committed to providing our employees with appropriate quality learning
    and development opportunities.

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please call Anelma Roberts on 01984 640320

The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 5 June 2024.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we’re in receipt of sufficient applications.
Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Interviews are scheduled to take place at Field Studies Council Nettlecombe Court on 13 June

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email.

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