Lecturer in Outdoor Learning and Biodiversity

Staffordshire University

United Kingdom

September 23, 2022


Lecturer in Outdoor Learning and Biodiversity Institute of Education

Location: Stoke Campus Salary: £36,386 to £42,155 Per Annum Fixed Term for 24 months Release Date: Tuesday 23 August 2022 Closing Date: Friday 23 September 2022 Interview Date: Tuesday 04 October 2022 Reference: IOE22-01

Who is Staffordshire University?

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK's foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London's Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there's one thing that sets us apart, it's our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role

This is initially a two year fixed term contract.

We are looking for and innovative, enthusiastic and dynamic academic to lead a new area in outdoor learning and biodiversity. The successful candidate will take a lead role within the Woodlands Forest School at the University's Stoke- on-Trent campus.

Staffordshire University will be opening a newly built Woodlands Day Nursery and Forest School in Summer 2022. This provision resides within the Institute of Education. The Forest School will cater to a large and diverse range of users, from university students on multi-disciplined courses, to outreach work with school aged children (primary through to secondary).

The successful candidate will be developing an outdoor curriculum and experiences for schools and children alongside other experts. They will also bring expertise in subject discipline linked to biodiversity. This will enable them to help us develop both the estate and curricular which have issues of biodiversity, sustainability and climate change at the heart of the offer.

The successful candidate will have an academic background. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in Biodiversity, Education and Geography. A doctoral qualification and experience of research in a linked discipline would be desirable, with a Post-Graduate qualification essential. We are also expecting that the successful candidate has Qualified Teacher Status, or similar.

To find out more and to apply please visit our website https:// jobs.staffs.ac.uk

Should you wish to have a more informal discussion about the role, please contact Dr Jim Pugh - j.pugh@staffs.ac.uk

We value diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 37 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans
  • We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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  • Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

    We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University.

    We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

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