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Course Assistant with aspirations to become an instructor sought in Midlands area (Experienced Instructors also sought, please see information below this vacancy description)
 

We are seeking to appoint a course assistant in the central Midlands area on a self-employed basis. The successful applicant will have aspirations to become an instructor in the near future. 
 

Our new assistant must have strong plant and fungi identification skills, enthusiasm for learning more, excellent interpersonal skills, be a good presenter of information, enjoy sharing knowledge with groups of people, understand the importance of conservation and sustainability, and have proven experience of public speaking. 

The role will include helping with course recces, assisting with showing participants how to identify plants and mushrooms, carrying equipment, helping in ensure Covid-secure and health and safety measures are adhered to, and keeping up-to-date with the latest scientific information regarding plants, fungi and the environment. This is not an exhaustive list.

In addition, the successful candidate should be happy working alone or as part of a team, be prepared to educate themselves in health and safety legislation and risk assessment preparation, and either have qualifications in, or be prepared to work towards qualifications in, first aid, food hygiene and outdoor learning.

As the role progresses, there will be the requirement for the successful applicant to be able to prepare samples of wild food recipes for consumption by foraging course participants. This can include hot, cold and preserved foods.

The role is outdoor based so candidates must be happy to work in all weathers and across varying terrains. Due to the nature of the courses, candidates will need to have their own transport, and, on foraging courses, the facility to bring with them bags weighing several kilos during sessions lasting 3.5 hours or longer.

 

The person we are seeking will be dedicated, reliable and prepared to put in the effort to becoming an instructor. They will be eager to learn and progress, and for the right candidate a busy calendar of courses awaits. Courses are run predominantly on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - these are core working days. 

Successful candidates will be expected to work on wild food and related courses exclusively under contract for The Foraging Course Company. 

A proven track record of CPD and a willingness to continue with CPD will be a distinct advantage.

Please send your CV and covering letter, detailing your suitability and experience to info@foragingcoursecompany.co.uk  

Remuneration will be discussed with candidates who are invited for interview. Initially these will be held via telephone or video call.

The role will commence in Spring 2021

Closing date: 9am 15 October 2020 or when a suitable candidate has been found, whichever is sooner

 

Instructors 
 

We are seeking additional self-employed UK-mainland based experienced instructors to deliver outdoor courses in sustainable foraging and plant/fungi identification. 
 

Instructors must have strong plant and fungi identification skills, excellent interpersonal skills, be a good presenter of information, enjoy sharing knowledge with groups of people, understand the importance of conservation and sustainability, and have proven experience of public speaking.

In addition, instructors should be equally happy working alone or as part of a team, be familiar with health and safety legislation and risk assessment preparation, and either have qualifications in, or be prepared to work towards qualifications in, first aid, food hygiene and teaching.

There is also a requirement for instructors to be able to prepare samples of wild food recipes for consumption by foraging course participants. This can include hot, cold and preserved foods.

The role is outdoor based so instructors must be happy to work in all weathers and across varying terrains. Due to the nature of the courses, candidates will need to have their own transport, and, on foraging courses, bring with them bags weighing several kilos during sessions lasting 3.5 hours or longer. 

Instructor positions are only suitable for those with strong plant and fungi identifications skills - we do not currently have any trainee or apprenticeship vacancies. Successful candidates will be expected to run wild food and related courses exclusively under contract for The Foraging Course Company. 

A proven track record of CPD and a willingness to continue with CPD will be an advantage.

Please send your CV and covering letter, detailing your suitability and experience to info@foragingcoursecompany.co.uk  
 

Remuneration will be discussed with candidates who are invited for interview. Initially these will be held via telephone or video call.

Applications will be closed when suitable candidates have been selected.