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Forest School Instructor

We are looking to appoint a Forest School Instructor to join our staff team. Our Forest School Instructor will be responsible for leading daily Forest School classes for pupils of all ages. The successful candidate will be passionate about developing children’s outdoor skills alongside their self-esteem and confidence. You will need to demonstrate experience in engaging and supporting the progress of children and young people.

We are looking for passionate applicants who have good interpersonal skills, be able to build positive relationships with challenging pupils and tailor opportunities to encompass pupil needs, abilities and interests. You will have experience in planning and leading Forest School sessions as well as good understanding of the health and safety risks of Forest School activities. The successful candidate will hold, or be willing to undertake, a Forest School Practitioner qualification.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Post Ref:  24.04

Salary:   £29, 350 FTE (£24201 actual)

Hours Per Week: 35

Closing date: Friday 19th April 2024

Start date: ASAP

A full induction programme and opportunities for professional development will be provided.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of our safeguarding policy can be found here: Safeguarding Policy Webpage. This role falls under KCSIE regulated activities and as such it is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relating to children.

Please ensure you read and understand our Privacy Notice, which is attached with this pack, before applying. We make appointments in accordance with our Recruitment and Selection Policy.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

How to apply:

Please complete the Orchard Manor School Application Form.  When completing application forms, applicants are advised that submitting an incorrect or insufficiently completed application form will result in non-selection for interview. Particular attention should be made to supplying a full career history since secondary education and referees meeting the required criteria. Please send completed applications to Karyn Buckle-Cooper:


Please note - CVs will not be considered.