Field Studies Council
Not For Profit
GBP Highly competitive


The FSC is the UK’s leading charity provider of outdoor environmental education for schools, colleges and universities.  Each year more than 150,000 people benefit from our work, mainly through attending courses at our UK-wide network of 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 a critical appointment and we are seeking an outstanding individual to lead the Charity in meeting its Vision for 2025. We have ambitious plans for further growth, developing our educational and commercial partnerships and raising our income significantly. You may come from any professional background as long as you truly embody our values and will bring commercial acumen, entrepreneurial vision and flair to help us grow at the same time as delivering high quality education work.

You will have exceptional interpersonal skills, and be able to build strong relationships at all levels. Strategic ability is key, as is political nous, for you will be expected to work with government and policy makers, ensuring field studies remain a priority. Above all else you will be an inspirational leader - we have a committed, dedicated and loyal team and we will expect you to motivate, inspire and develop them to continue their outstanding work. 

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Recruitment timetable

Timetable of the recruitment process
Closing date 9.00am 27th November 2017
Preliminary Interviews in London Friday 8th (pm only) and Saturday 9th December 2017 (please keep both days available)
Final selection panel in Shrewsbury Thursday 14th and Friday 15th December 2017 (please keep both days and the evening of the 14th available)

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details

Juliet Brown
0113 205 6089

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