Would you like to help with the delivery of our highly successful and popular Chatham Green Project this summer?
The Wilderness Foundation has a temporary opportunity available during July and August for a skilled and experienced professional to support delivery of farm and nature activities for children of all ages.   Work is offered on a sessional basis, with hours and days to be agreed.  Topics covered include:

  • How can we produce enough food in a sustainable way to feed an ever growing population?
  • What are the impacts on nature from farming and can there be a balance?
  • How important is nature in our lives?

The Chatham Green Project is an outdoor living classroom split into several learning zones with a purpose built activity area. Delivered both indoors and outdoors, the curriculum is relevant to a range of subjects including:

  • Sciences
  • Geography
  • English
  • PSHE
  • Citizenship
  • Art

We have a number of key concepts that our education programme is broken down into:

  • Global Change
  • Interdependence
  • Conservation
  • Farm to Fork Processes
  • Sustainability
  • Culture and Heritage

Through enjoyable experiential learning activities, visiting groups spend valuable time outdoors connected to nature, building a greater understanding of these key concepts.
Our curriculum covers KS1 through KS4.    Applicants should be confident in working with children of all ages and have a good  knowledge of the concepts identified.    Our site is a 400 acre working arable farm and (weather permitting) sessions are delivered in the outdoors on the farm estate, which include agricultural production areas, together with natural and man-made habitats – hedgerows, woodland, meadows, field margins and both lentic and lotic aquatic environments.
The post will suit candidates with previous teaching experience and a background or interest in geography, biology and the natural world.  You will need to be able to work flexibly as days and times will be subject to numbers of children visiting the site.  This can range from families on nature activity days through to class size groups and whole school visits (140+ children).  You will be supporting the existing staff team, but required to work independently on occasion.
The Wilderness Foundation follows safer recruitment procedures and appointment would be subject to safeguarding checks and referencing to ensure we have the appropriate candidate for the job.   In the first instance, applicants should download, complete and return the following standarised application form:
Application Form
Completed forms should be returned with a covering letter and supporting statement to:
richard@wildernessfoundation.org.uk
or by post to:
Richard Corby
Wilderness Foundation UK
Trinity House
2 Whitbreads Business Centre
Whitbreads Farm Lane
Chatham Green
Essex
CM3 3FE
The Wilderness Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.
Remuneration to be agreed, subject to experience.   Immediate start (subject to safeguarding checks).
We look forward to hearing from you.