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Seasonal tutor

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£19,917- £21,984 (pro rata)
SUNTRAP, Church Road, High Beach, Loughton
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
22/01/2018 at 23:30 PM
Vacancy Description

DEPARTMENT: Suntrap Forest Education Centre, Schools Traded Services, Families, London Borough of Waltham Forest                                                                           

JOB TITLE: Suntrap Seasonal Tutor                                    

Fixed term 03/04/18- 19/10/18                       

LOCATION: Suntrap Forest Education Centre, Church Road, High Beach, Loughton,

Essex, IG10 4AJ           

Suntrap is the environmental education centre for the London Borough of Waltham Forest, situated in its own 7 acres of grounds (including meadow, woodland and ponds) beside Epping Forest. We work with school and other groups to deliver high quality environmental education activities for children & young people, adults and families from 2 ½ years upwards.  

We are seeking someone who has experience of working with children and young people and wishes to pursue a career in environmental education. You will be required to deliver high quality outdoor environmental educational activities with the support of senior staff, and work within a small team.  

Other duties will include care of our collection of animals (including hens, rabbits, snakes, salamanders, hissing cockroaches and stick insects), overnight duties on site during camping season (April-July), occasional weekend working and grounds maintenance work.    

Applicants should possess:

A good quality degree in ecology, biology, geography, environmental sciences or closely related subject

Ability to work flexibly as part of a small team including maintenance of habitats and grounds

An interest in the natural world

Experience of working with children and young people  

Appointment to this position is subject to the successful candidate receiving full clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Closing date:              22/01/18            

Interview date:            05/02/18


Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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