Seasonal Tutor - Isle of Cumbrae, North Ayrshire

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Field Studies Council (FSC), one of the UK’s leading providers of outdoor environmental education. Field Studies Council is a pioneering environmental education charity committed to enabling people discover, explore, understand, and be inspired by the world around us. Established in 1943, our network of Learning Locations provide day and residential courses for all ages, from young children to retired adults, from schools and communities throughout the UK, reaching many others through our publications and community-based programmes.

The Role

Our Tutors develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities and engage students to achieve our vision to inspire everyone to be curious, knowledgeable, passionate and caring about our environment.

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.

About you

With previous teaching / tutoring experience the successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent in Science, Geography, Environmental Studies, Maths or a closely allied discipline. You will be experienced in producing and preparing teaching resources and able to use interactive whiteboards, GiS, presentation software and spreadsheets.

Come and be part of the team! We look forward to your application.

Please refer to the job description for full details of the responsibilities of the role.

We ask 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


  • Holidays - 28 days (pro-rata), excluding bank holidays (increases with length of service - up to 2 extra days)
  • Pension
  • Sick Pay
  • 24hr Counselling Helpline Service
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Training & Development
  • Happy to talk flexible working!
  • Accommodation and food during working hours may be provided during the season on a chargeable basis

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please call Elke Scheibler on Tel No.  01475 530 581.

We look forward to receiving your application in due course.

Applications will be considered on arrival.

Interviews will take place at Field Studies Council Millport at a date to be confirmed.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by telephone and/or email.

We look forward to receiving your application in due course.

  • Job Information 

  • Company: Field Studies Council
  • Vacancy: Seasonal Tutor - Isle of Cumbrae, North Ayrshire
  • Category: Centre support staff, Geography, Group Leader
  • Dates: 37.5 hours per week during the season (March to October) each year
  • Salary: Up to £22,582 (pro-rata) per annum plus benefits
  • Locations:
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