Field Studies Council

Head Office in Shrewsbury, with national travel

  • Location

    Head Office in Shrewsbury, with national travel

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Unremunerated role

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    18 October 2019

  • Client

    Field Studies Council

Ref: GSe52301

The FSC is the UK’s leading charity provider of outdoor environmental education for schools, colleges and universities.  Each year more than 165,000 people benefit from our work, mainly through attending courses at our UK-wide network of 20 Centres.  Our award-winning publications are widely acclaimed. We believe deeply that the more we understand about and take inspiration from the world around us, the more we can appreciate its needs and protect its diversity and beauty for future generations. This is an exciting time for an experienced Chair to join us, as you will be harnessing the potential of a large, high-calibre Board to meet the challenges we face around broader environment issues such as climate change, educating the generations of today and tomorrow about some of the most important issues of our time.

Our organisational priorities are designed to ensure that we continue this work. As part of this, we are working towards our Vision 2025, which includes ambitious plans for growth; developing our educational and commercial partnerships, diversifying our offer and raising our income significantly. To achieve this, our new Chair will have credibility with the environment sector, as well as a demonstrable track record of leadership at Board level, from any sector.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an organisation with strong values, a clear vision and mission, and with a great heritage whilst having a strong focus on the future. We are passionate about the work we do, and our new Chair will espouse the values that we hold and work with us to take FSC on to the next level.

For further details please visit and for an informal confidential discussion about the role please contact our advising consultants Juliet Brown on 0113 205 6089, Mark Bate on 0113 205 6288 or Valentina Serra on 07384 114 732.   

Closing date18th October 2019 10am
Long listing25th October 2019
Preliminary interviewsw/c 28th October & 4th November 2019
Short listing15th November 2019
Referencing and informal visits Following short listing
Final panelw/c 25th November 2019

To express an interest and to be considered, please submit the following via the GatenbySanderson website: 

  • A detailed and up-to-date CV   
  • A supporting statement that addresses all criteria in the Person Specification and outlines your motivation for applying 
  • Details of your availability on the dates provided in the indicative timetable. 

It is essential that in your written application you give specific evidence, by way of examples of past personal experience, of each of the selection criteria in Part One of the person specification. These responses will be developed and discussed with those candidates invited for interview, together with the other criteria listed in Part Two.

Please also ensure you have also completed and submitted the equal opportunities monitoring form provided on this site. 

The information on the form will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only. The form will not be treated as part of your application.