We are seeking additional self-employed 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 firstname.lastname@example.org