Name of Employer: Get Out More CIC
Job Title: Forest School Practitioner
Salary: £20,400
Location: Bradford District

How to Apply: Email 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 to
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.

Job Description: 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:

  • Develop awareness of the programme and recruit eligible schools through promotion, liaising with schools, taster events etc
  • Lead high quality forest school sessions in schools in Bradford district (3 schools per term) to engage pupils and promote mental well being
  • Facilitate a range of activities ensuring sessions are engaging, age appropriate, fun and adhere to Get out More’s policies and procedures
  • Ensure project monitoring is completed and submitted in line with the requirements of the funders
  • Contribute to the project planning and evaluation process to support the development of a replicable and sustainable model
  • Attend team and line management meetings and appraisals
  • Work on other Get Out More programmes as required, depending on availability

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