Woodlands Education and Outdoor Learning Tutor - Full-time

King's Reach Education, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-6170-25S
  • Posted:24/05/2024
  • Pay:£23,000 - £28,000 per annum
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:23/07/2024 at 16:00
  • Interviews:ASAP


Job Title:      Woodlands Education and Outdoor Learning Tutor 

Location:      King’s Reach, Maidstone 

Salary:           £23,000 to £28,000  

Hours:            40 hrs per week (Mon – Fri) 

Contract:      Full-time (One Year Fixed Term) to start 

If you want to work for a charity that is committed to improving the lives of young people, we have an exciting opportunity for you. 

We now have a fantastic opportunity to assist in developing our Woodlands Education and Outdoor learning programme from our 10-acre woodlands area. If you are looking to join a new, highly dedicated team in a challenging and rewarding environment, we would love to hear from you! 

We welcome applicants from a Formal Education background and a Forest Education and Outdoor learning environment. 


At King's Reach Woodlands, we provide education and learning opportunities for SEN students aged 11 to 25, including those with Complex Learning Difficulties and challenging behaviour. Situated on our 10-acre woodland site, we are starting to develop new qualifications and courses customised for SEN students. 

The Woodlands Tutor will support our Woodlands Manager in delivering qualifications, managing small groups, and overseeing woodland maintenance. Your role will involve teaching and supporting students in our outdoor learning projects and activities. You will design and deliver engaging outdoor lessons that accommodate diverse learning styles, nurturing confidence and self-esteem in students who require additional support. 

An understanding of the importance of safeguarding the health and well-being of all pupils within the woodlands is essential.  The successful candidate will uphold the charity’s policies and procedures regarding child protection and safeguarding. 

Physical Demands 

The job requires moderate levels of physical effort. It involves lifting and handling of equipment and other resources and to be involved in practical activities and physical care of the outdoor environment. The role is almost exclusively outside and will require working on uneven surfaces and in unpredictable weather conditions. 

Main Responsibilities 

  • To assist the woodlands manager in developing a Forest Education curriculum from our 10-acre woodlands site. 
  • To establish a forest school provision that other schools, or stakeholders can access. 
  • To mentor, coach and facilitate learning for specific young people. 
  • To explore vocational qualifications for Forest Outdoors Education and outdoor learning. 
  • To deliver bespoke woodland qualifications. 
  • Widen access for the community and corporate market. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS  


Information about the school

Kings Reach is a unique community; an authentic family where we do not limit how we educate our young people. Our approach and philosophy is firmly rooted in the principals of trauma informed practices, and through unconditional child-centred relationships, we seek to understand every young person’s story and unlock their unidentified aspirations, passions and innate potential. We nurture these by working with humility, warmth, love and integrity to inspire a belief in all our young people that they CAN achieve, grow and reach their potential despite their past experiences or starting points.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.