Rutland Outdoor Education Centre Person Specification: Forest School Leader

(Essential/ Short-listing Desirable Criteria)

Qualifications 

Forest School Level 3 qualification including up to date Outdoor First Aid qualification.
(NB- Forest School Level 2 acceptable if already working towards Level 3) 

Experience 

Experience of working with groups of children/adults at different stages of development. 

Recent and significant experience in leading Forest School/outdoor education sessions with a range of ages. 

Proven ability to plan and deliver environmental education based activities to a wide age range of ages.

Experience working within a forest school setting 

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Skills and Abilities 

Excellent verbal, communication and interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues. 

Ability to work effectively using own initiative as well as within a team. 

Ability to build relationships and promote change. Computer literate for resource making/planning. 

Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to work with different groups of staff, both internal and external. 

A flexible and proactive work ethic and a positive attitude. 

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. 

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Knowledge 

Good understanding of child development. 

Full working knowledge of current statutory and regulatory guidelines related to outdoor learning and education. 

Understanding of Child Protection & Safeguarding. 

E

Personal Qualities 

Demonstrate a commitment to supporting the ethos of our centre. 

Enjoy working with children and adults from a range of backgrounds and commitment to supporting their physical, social and emotional development through forest-farm school activities. Commitment to continued professional and personal development. 

Professional credibility & commitment to equal opportunities and valuing diversity. 

Demonstrate a commitment to supervision and reflective practice Punctual and organised (can organise own workload and that of support staff/volunteers). 

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