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Seasonal Education Support Assistant
Seasonal Education Support Assistant
Field Studies Council
Field study centre jobs (Centre support staff, Geography, Geology)
£17,375 - £18,447 per annum pro rata

Seasonal Education Support Assistant

FSC Flatford Mill, Nr Colchester, Suffolk

Up to £18,477 per annum (pro-rata) plus benefits

Working pattern: 37.5 hours per week during the core season only (normally March to October) each year.

“Working with young people to share our passion and knowledge to inspire our future scientists, environmentalists, conservationists, campaigners, teachers, global citizens…” FSC Tutor.

FSC wants to create a world where everyone feels connected to the environment so they can enjoy the benefits it gives and make choices that help protect it. We offer a range of field studies courses to visiting groups across our centres based all over the UK in stunning locations.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Seasonal Education Support Assistant who will predominantly manage and maintain the technical, logistical and administrative resources which support the work of the Education Team in the delivery of field courses and environmental activities. In addition, you must be able to confidently work alone and show great initiative.

Typically, our core season runs from March until October every year. Seasonal roles allow you to experience working life in our outstanding education centres throughout the core working season allowing you to follow other interests and pursuits over the winter months secure in the knowledge that you have a job to come back to.

Flatford Mill Field Centre is set amidst the English countryside of Dedham Vale in Suffolk and sits on the bank of the River Stour. You will be working on-site at this beautiful location with likeminded people who have a great team ethic.

For the full Job Description please see our vacancy pack.

To be successful in this role you should demonstrate:


  • A positive and passionate work attitude
  • A desire to show pride in all aspects of your work
  • A flexible approach with a willingness to adapt to changes
  • An ability to work under pressure and prioritise work to meet tight deadlines
  • Always treating others with courtesy, dignity and respect
  • A commitment and contribution to improving FSC’s environmental performance
  • A committed and proactive approach to personal development; motivated to learn new skills and overcome new challenges
  • An ability to work using your own initiative both independently and as a competent, effective team member


About us

The Field Studies Council follows a recruitment and selection process that is applied fairly, consistently, and without favour or prejudice, and which promotes a working environment in which diversity is recognised, valued and encouraged.

If you are interested in joining an internationally respected organisation where there are brilliant opportunities for informal and formal self-development, training, and learning and where you will be sharing your passion, with colleagues, customers, and enthusing people of all ages about the natural world and helping to protect it we look forward to receiving your application!

As an Investors in People charity, we realise that to achieve our vision we need diverse teams of staff who have a wide range of skills, a real passion for the work of the charity and a pride in their role within it. No matter what role you perform, everyone can make a difference and every role is vital to delivering our mission and vision…if this inspires you, we would love to hear from you.



  • Holidays - 28 days (pro-rata) inc bank holidays (increases with length of service - up to 5 extra days)
  • Pension
  • Sick Pay
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Friendly Team
  • Free parking
  • FSC Workwear
  • Training & Development
  • Happy to talk flexible working!

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please call Charlie Foster on 01206 297110 or  

Applications will be considered on arrival.

Interviews will take place at FSC Flatford Mill at a date to be confirmed.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email.

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