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We are seeking experienced foraging instructors to run courses across the central belt of England. Courses take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between mid-March and mid-November, so you must have weekend availability, and require a small amount of pre-course prep (putting together wild food samples). Our instructors do not have to cook or prepare food during the courses themselves. Employment will be on a freelance or zero hours basis, depending on the preference of the instructor and whether or not they hold their own suitable public liability insurance. Rates of pay are excellent for this industry. 

Candidates should have strong fungi and plant identification skills, and experience of teaching foraging skills to others. However, a candidate with exceptional knowledge but no teaching experience may be considered but will be required to undertake presentation and teaching training. They will have an excellent understanding of laws affecting foraging and how to forage sustainably, and have safety at the forefront of their minds.

Courses will need to be facilitated using The Foraging Course Company's methods and format, and instructors will need to be committed to running regular courses for us. For the right candidate, there is also the possibility of running or co-running additional courses in plant/fungi ID; botanical history and folklore, and associated subjects such as preparing and preserving wild foods.

Due to the nature of the role, candidates will need to have their own transport, be prepared to spend long periods working alone in nature (eg woodlands) with regular check ins to the office and already have be actively expanding their plant and fungi knowledge. 


Please send your CV and covering letter, detailing your suitability and experience to We will accept CVs until 5pm on 31 July 2024, or when a suitable candidate has been found, whichever is sooner. Applications without a CV and evidence of plant/fungi knowledge will not be considered.

We do not have any current or planned vacancies for trainee instructors. 

If you have any queries about potential roles or anything else recruitment related, please email the above address. Telephone queries will be redirected back to email.

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