Name of Employer: Compton Verney House Trust

Job title: Forest School Leader

Closing date for applications: 28 September 2018

Salary: £50 per day training, once qualified £75 per session

Location: Compton Verney

How applicants should contact apply: Email joan.broad@comptonverney.org.uk or Telephone: 01926 645553

Job description: We run a wide ranging programme for all ages from our Forest School site. Our grounds- based schools programmes are based outside for the whole day and follow Forest School practice. These include history- based sessions such as Stone Age Settlers and Viking Villagers; Super Shelters, a shelter- building workshop and nature-based sessions such as Brilliant Bugs and Terrific Trees. We also run regular early years and whole family drop-in sessions. 

The main purpose of the job will be to deliver our portfolio of Forest School events and other grounds related activities to children, young people, families and other visitors. You will:

  • Deliver Compton Verney’s portfolio of existing Forest School related workshops, events and activities
  • Lead activities at the Forest School site
  • Demonstrate woodland crafts and lead the practical aspects of workshops
  • Be responsible for the set-up, clear up and stock control of the Forest school, events and activities
  • Gain a thorough knowledge of all Forest School events and activities and a wider knowledge of Compton Verney and its parkland

Person specification: Qualifications and attainments Minimum 5 GCSE grades A-C inc Maths and English or Equivalent Further Education qualification Qualified Forest School Leader level 3 Current Outdoor First Aid certificate Work experience Experience of working with children and families Experience of running Forest School, events and activities or other relevant group activities Experience of delivering Forest School or outdoor education sessions Skills Knowledge of current issues and good practice in education or childcare Ability to work independently, being self-reliant and using own initiative Open interpersonal style Good communication skills Ability to carry out practical outdoor activities Practical understanding of health and safety for outdoor activities, particularly fire safety Behaviours and characteristics Willingness to undertake training when necessary Self-motivated Team worker Clear communicator Vigilant

Any other information: Compton Verney is a national art museum set in 120 acres of fabulous Georgian parkland, only eight miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. We are a registered charity, with the aim of providing an inspiring and entertaining day out for visitors of all ages and backgrounds – whether they have come to see our international art exhibitions, to take part in our wide-ranging activities, to enjoy the diverse features of our extensive landscape, or simply to spend time in our celebrated shop and award-winning restaurant.

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