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Forest School Leader - Part-time

Swingate Primary School, Chatham

  • Ref:MED887-2549-25S
  • Posted:17/01/2022
  • Pay:NJC C2 range 12- 25 FTE £22183 - £29577
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/01/2022 at 11:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are seeking to appoint a Forest School Leader who is a motivated and enthusiastic professional. We would expect the suitable candidate to be able to provide a weekly, 2 hour 15 minute session for each class, and also sessions for another school, should the opportunity arise. Swingate Primary School has a friendly and supportive staff ready to welcome you to our school team.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be calm
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Have a high level of education with a Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English and Maths, or equivalent.
  • Have a NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in leading Forest School
  • Be able to model good spoken English
  • Be flexible and able to multi-task
  • Be prepared to work alongside our staffing team to fully integrate Forest school within our curriculum: building on progression from Nursery to Year 6.



The post is for 10 hours 45 minutes a week (Monday-Friday) and term-time only 1pm -3.15pm daily. The pay scale is NJC C2 range 12 - 25 (£22183-£29577, which equates to approximately £5995-£7993 pro rata per annum for this role.

CVs will not be accepted so please complete the application form in full and explain how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate for the role Please ensure you give email addresses for referees.

As the safety of our children is paramount in all we do, the successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If applicants have not been contacted within two weeks of their application they have been unsuccessful.


Information about the school

We are a brilliant, large three-form entry (including a Nursery), inclusive, successful school with extensive woodland grounds and friendly staff. We aim to inspire our children to Believe, Learn and Achieve. Our curriculum is child-centred, creative and progressive.

We have Forest School and an impressive sporting profile. We are a Jigsaw Flagship school and staff and pupil well-being is valued and promoted. Swingate has a strong leadership team that welcomes and encourages children and staff to reach their true potential. Check out our Twitter account: @SwingatePrimary.

We offer a fantastic wellbeing package including a pension scheme, carefirst and training and development opportunities

GDPR Summary Notice:

Candidates should understand that when submitting their application form they are giving consent to the following: • All application forms and supporting statements are held on all candidates for six months and are shredded thereafter; • The successful candidate’s application and employment records will be kept for six years after their termination of employment; • Employees details are shared with appropriate third parties such as Teachers’ Pensions, Human Resources, etc.

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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).