Seasonal Tutor

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Seasonal Tutor/Teacher

FSC Slapton, Nr Kingsbridge, Devon.

Up to £21,197 per annum (pro-rata) plus benefits.


With effect from 1 April 2022 the yearly rate will rise to up to £22,582 per annum (pro rata) plus benefits.


Working pattern: 37.5 hours per week during the core season only each year.

The season normally runs from the beginning of March through to the end of October each year, however for 2022 the season will commence in February



The Role

We are looking for a Seasonal Tutor will develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities and engage students to achieve our goal of ‘Bringing Environmental Understanding to All through first-hand experience’. You will also be able to carry out duties associated with effectively managing groups in an outdoor learning location, whilst ensuring the health and safety of the group at all times.


This is essentially an active role and will require the post-holder to teach students from KS2-KS5 as well as family/adult groups. Taught sessions predominantly include primary field studies, secondary geography/ecology investigations as well as bushcraft and adventure activities.


We want to create a world where everyone feels connected to the environment so they can enjoy the benefits it gives and make choices that help protect it. You will deliver ‘out of classroom’ learning activities within the South Devon area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to field sites in Dartmoor National Park and urban centres in Plymouth and Torbay.


Seasonal roles allow you to experience working life in our outstanding education centres throughout the core working season allowing you to follow other interests and pursuits over the winter months secure in the knowledge that you have a job to come back to.


What you'll be doing

You’ll play a key role in developing, planning and delivering first-hand experiences in the outdoors to students and help us work towards our goal of bringing environmental understanding to all, therefore it’s essential you have the subject knowledge to help support students complete their schemes of work.


This is an active role that will see you liaise with groups and work collaboratively with team mates to plan best in class experiences.


You’ll predominantly be teaching geography & biology to GCSE and A-level students during term time. However, we want to recruit someone who is flexible, and we hope that you’ll have the appetite to acquire new knowledge and, with support, deliver other core products to our groups including bushcraft and adventure activities as well as conservation-themed experiences.


To make sure your subject knowledge is current and your teaching and group management skills are always improving, we support you closely with a thorough induction into the Centre including nationally recognised qualifications e.g. first aid and water safety and an ongoing process of verification that ensures you’re able to operate safely in all of the field sites and deliver quality learning experiences.


We are looking for

Someone who has the core subject knowledge to deliver geography & biology confidently and professionally to older students (typically GCSE and A-Level) in field and remote settings; this is an active role and will need our new colleague to be happy spending long, rewarding days outdoors in all weathers.


Having experience managing groups outdoors in remote settings would be hugely advantageous as the core of all of our products is immersive learning in the field and the safety of our employees and customers is paramount; we want colleagues who are able to work under pressure and make sound decisions.


We need someone who is a competent team player and at the same time can work autonomously to meet deadlines and deliver the product. A lot of the planning time and classroom-based teaching will rely on digital platforms (Office, interactive whiteboards, presentation software, GIS, spreadsheets) so having experience and / or adept at learning new systems would be helpful.


Given our work relies on visiting groups, we want our new colleagues to be flexible and amenable to changing situations; we’re there to help the students learn and benefit from the fantastic learning locations on our ‘doorstep’ and occasionally things change, so we equip our colleagues to use their initiative and find customer-based solutions.


We want colleagues who are invested in their continued development, who are willing to seek feedback, who are happy to help others and are passionate about living and working in a residential field centre.


About us

Field Studies Council is one of the UK’s leading providers of outdoor environmental education. We follow a recruitment and selection process that is applied fairly, consistently, and without favour or prejudice, and which promotes a working environment in which diversity is recognised, valued and encouraged.


We want to create a world where everyone feels connected to the environment, so that they can enjoy the benefits it gives and makes choices that help protect it – especially now when our planet is facing issues such as climate change and loss of biodiversity.


As an Investors in People charity, we realise that to achieve our vision we need diverse teams of staff who have a wide range of skills, a real passion for the work of the charity and a pride in their role within it. No matter what role you perform, everyone can make a difference and every role is vital to delivering our mission and vision…if this inspires you, we would love to hear from you.



  • Holidays pro-rata of 28 days inc bank holidays (increases with length of service - up to 5 extra days)
  • Pension
  • Sick Pay
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Friendly Team
  • Free parking
  • FSC Workwear
  • Training & Development
  • Happy to talk flexible working!


If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact Kate Payne via emailk.payne@field-studies-council.orgor call 07714 613906.


The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 12 midnight on Friday 21st January 2022.


Interviews are scheduled to take place at FSC Slapton in the week commencing 31st January 2022.


Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by telephone or email.

  • Job Information 

  • Company: Field Studies Council
  • Vacancy: Seasonal Tutor
  • Category: Geography, Geology, Group Leader
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