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Learning Programme Teacher - Zero hours (Wakehurst, West Sussex)

Posted: 14 Jan 2020 Closes: 9 Feb 2020
South East £26,500
Permanent & Full-time defra/20200114173622

This teaching position is an exciting opportunity to work in an inspirational location as part of a team of educators with a passion for communicating the importance of plants and fungi to people and planet.


Wakehurst has a broad, curriculum-linked programme for visiting schools which spans Early Years, Primary and Secondary education (10,500 participants per annum). Our aim is to build, inspire and develop lifelong connections with the natural world and foster dialogue about the need for sustainable lifestyles.

Responsibilities

Wakehurst has a broad, curriculum-linked programme for visiting schools which spans Early Years, Primary and Secondary education (10,500 participants per annum). Our aim is to build, inspire and develop lifelong connections with the natural world and foster dialogue about the need for sustainable lifestyles.

We are looking for experienced and innovative educators who are educated to degree level, with proven teaching experience and a passion for outdoor learning for all. The role requires creative, organised, flexible and inspirational team players with a good knowledge of the National Curriculum across the key stages. Our teachers are expected to work across a wide age-range. We are particularly interested to hear from those with experience of KS4 and 5 science teaching.

This role is seasonal with the majority of work from March to October during school term times. See job profile for further details of qualifications and experience required.

Benefits

Benefits

Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Selection process details

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.

Interviews are planned for week commencing Monday 17th February

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

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We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

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