Name of Organisation (Employer): Get Out More CIC
Job title: Forest School Practitioners
Closing date: 16 February 2018
Salary: £20,000 per year pro rata
Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

Explain how applicants should contact you / apply: Email Annie Berrington (annie@getoutmorecic.co.uk) with a CV (max 2 sides of A4) and covering letter outlining which role you are applying for (Lead or Support Practitioner), what you can bring to Get Out More and 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, who are able to provide references relating to your work and on your suitability for this post

Job description: Get Out More are keen to appoint two Forest School Practitioners (Lead and Support) who can deliver exciting forest school and outdoor play programmes for children aged 0-3 (3 year olds only in first year of programme) and their parents as part of a commission from Better Start Bradford. The Better Start Bradford programme is supported by the Big Lottery fund, using National Lottery funding to help children in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton areas of Bradford get the best start in life.

We are looking for two friendly, dedicated and proactive individuals who enjoy working with very young children and can share their love of forest school and the outdoors with people from a range of backgrounds.  If you are a great forest school practitioner and wish to join a small, friendly team that works hard to make a real difference to communities, we would like to hear from you.

Job Title:         Forest School Practitioner (Lead)
Job purpose:    Developing and leading forest school and outdoor play activities in Better Start Bradford area
Hours:              20 hours per week on a flexible basis*
Salary:             £20,000 pro rata
Contract:         3 years (includes probationary period 2 months) from April 2018

Job Titles        Forest School Practitioner (Support)
Job purpose:    Developing and supporting forest school and outdoor play activities in Better Start Bradford area
Hours:              16 hours per week on a flexible basis*
Salary:              £17,500 pro rata
Contract:          3 years (includes probationary period 2 months) from April 2018

Both roles
Reporting to:  Get Out More Managing Director
Place of work:  Locations around Bowling & Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton in Bradford.
Office base:     Airedale Enterprise Services, Sunderland St, Keighley, BD21 5LE

*Hours:  These roles are advertised as part time positions but there is potential that full time hours may become available.  If you would be interested in a full time position please note this on your application.

Person specification: Qualifications

  • Lead Practitioners must be Forest School Level 3 qualified including up to date Outdoor First Aid qualification (min 16 hours).
  • Support practitioner can be either qualified to Forest School Level 2 or 3 or in process of completing level 3 qualification at the time of application
  • Satisfactory Enhanced DBS check

Essential criteria:

  • Highly skilled forest school practitioner with a passion for working in the outdoors and enthusiasm to share it with others
  • Enjoy working with very young children from a range of backgrounds and commitment to supporting their physical, social and emotional development through forest school and outdoor play activities
  • Experience of working with hard to reach families
  • Skilled and knowledgeable in a range of age-appropriate outdoor activities including games and crafts, and able to share skills in line with good practice policies and procedures
  • A good communicator, friendly and polite and able enthuse and motivate others
  • Good planning and organisational skills and able to work to deadlines,
  • Proactive at prioritising, problem solving and getting things done
  • Have access to own transport to reach settings
  • Able to use judgement and intellect to work on own initiative
  • Friendly and polite with excellent people skills and a sense of humour
  • A team player with a willingness to work co-operatively within communities
  • Committed to Get Out More’s vision and the success of the venture

Any other information: For full job description visit www.getoutmorecic.co.uk/about-us

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