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Forest School Leader

Hours of work: 9.21 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.85 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: 12pm on Monday 5 September 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

Wivelsfield Primary School, South Road, Wivelsfield Green, East Sussex, RH17 7QN

Phone: 01444 471393
Email: office@wivelsfield.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: http://wivelsfieldschool.org
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted. 

Wivelsfield School is looking for an enthusiastic part time Leader of Outdoor Learning and Forest School.

The school benefits from spacious modern premises with extensive grounds, including a dedicated forest school area, pond and access to adjoining fields. It is situated in the heart of the village, near both Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill.  We are a very popular, oversubscribed school and pride ourselves on being friendly and welcoming, with a strong ‘community ethos’.

Ideally you would need to hold a recognised Forest School qualification. If you are interested in this role but do not hold the qualification we may be able to provide training for the right person. The pattern of working hours is negotiable.

As the position is part time and term time only, the salary would be £5,291 per annum

If you are interested please look for further details in the job description and person specification which can be found in our application pack on our website: www.wivelsfield.org Alternatively contact the school office for a pack, by e-mail: office@wivelsfield.e-sussex.sch.uk  

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Visits will be held on Thursday 1 Sept and Friday 2 Sept. Please contact us via the office@wivelsfield.e-sussex.sch.uk to book a visit, or for any other queries regarding this position.  

Closing date: Monday 5 September – 12 Noon          

Interviews: To be held later that week 

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/49421/26200

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Wivelsfield Green

  • Salary
  • £20,043 to £20,443 pro-rata

  • Closing date
  • 5 September 2022

  • Organisation
  • Wivelsfield Primary School

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 9.21

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education