Countryside and Environment Tutor

A new role is now available at the Sustainable Land Trust. The role of Countryside and Environment Tutor will mainly support the successful delivery of the See:Learn:Transform programme, but occasionally may provide services to the other programmes of work (e.g. provide practical courses as part of the Centre for Nature and Society). The postholder will join a team of dedicated professionals who care deeply about the learners and their future success. They will work closely with a team of specialist support workers and facilitators, who are responsible for the personal development and wellbeing of each learner, and who will help the tutor to deliver training and work experience activities. The postholder and the support team will work either one to one with a learner, or in small groups (no more than 4)to develop and deliver learning that is centred around the needs of each person and deliver the curriculum. They will plan activities with the support workers in advance of sessions (who will ensure that needs are met and adjustments are made to help the learner).

The post holder will use their practical skills to teach habitat management and forestry, woodworking (making animal and bird nest boxes), and smallholding, as well as other countryside activities, to provide our learners with projects which are aligned to their qualification outcomes. They will also be interested in teaching skills in sustainable land management methods and nature-based solutions to improve biodiversity, address climate change, reduce environmental pollution, improve health and wellbeing, and to demonstrate the services that nature provides to society. The post holder will get involved in working with our volunteers and learners to create our living woodland classroom space, thereby supporting our learners to learn green construction skills.

Additionally, they will liaise with the farm estate team to identify opportunities for learners to enhance their work experience, and also to provide additional professional skills to support on-farm ecosystem and forestry improvements. The role is key to helping people gain experience and confidence. The post holder will mentor and inspire people to achieve more than they thought they could and they will be a good role model for our sector. They will also be a great leader and will achieve respect from our students. They will promote high standards of health and safety and prioritise the safeguarding of each learner. Support and training will be given to assist the right person with safeguarding, mentoring, and teaching skills.

If you are interested in applying for this job role please read the full job description and send your Application Form, as well as the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form to [email protected].

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