CAREERS

As our community grows we will be looking to expand our team with more superstars. Check below for our open positions or contact us to introduce yourself and send us your CV: hello@wildlings.sg

Careers

"In the end, its not the years in your life that matter, but the life in your years"

 - Abraham Lincoln

ABOUT WILDLINGS

Wildlings is one of the first providers of environmental education and nature-themed services outside of the National Parks Service in Singapore. We operate our flag-ship Forest School programmes at our private Forest School site in Dempsey. We have ambitious plans to expand our programmes through 2021 and beyond, developing our programmes for schools, clubs, and our nature-themed events, workshops and birthday parties.

 

We value nature itself and its contribution to our survival and wellbeing, meaningful time spent in the natural environment, the intrinsic connection between nature and people, the right of children to have a say in their own learning, and their right to play outside every single day.

Open Positions
WEEKEND FOREST SCHOOL ASSISTANT

Job title: Weekend Forest School Assistant 

Reports to: Senior Educator

Hours: Flexible | 08.30-6.00PM | 4.5-18 hrs per week | Saturdays and Sundays 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

This list is not exhaustive and should be used as an illustration for the role being offered. As a start-up organisation Wildlings will need to adapt quickly and seize new opportunities. 

  • Assist our Saturday morning Forest School session, including site set-up, pack-up, preparing resources, and assisting as required.

  • Set-up, run, and pack-up our Nature Play sessions on Saturdays.

  • Support the smooth running of weekend events, including birthday parties.

  • Carryout site maintenance as directed by senior staff when time allows.

  • Provide sickness and holiday cover for other Forest School programmes – optional, when other commitments allow.

  • Act as extra holiday camp-staff – optional, when other commitments allow.

 

Currently, we do not hold regular activities on Sundays, we expect Sunday work to be occasional. 

 

BENEFITS

 

Salary

The role is paid on a half-day and full-day basis:. The remuneration is generous, and includes an unsociable hours extra 20% for weekend working.

Training

  • Wildlings will support the learning journey of an applicant who seeks to become a L3 qualified Forest School Leader, however, Wildlings will not fund the training for this role.

  • You will be willing to complete the free online Level 1 Forest School Volunteer training in your own time.

 

Person Specification

  • You will be able to commit to regular shifts on Saturdays and / or regular work on Sundays (depending on bookings) on a per term basis. 

  • You will be a DP holder, Permanent Resident, or Singaporean. For DP holders, the application is subject to a successful Letter of Consent application. For PRs and Singaporeans, the role requires CPF contributions to be made. 

  • You will be reliable. We are a small organisation focussed on customer service delivery and absences have a large impact on the team and our customers. 

  • You will thrive on spending time outdoors, engaged in physical activities. 

  • You will be interested in the environment, outdoors, children, play, forest school, events, and wellness.

  • You will be able to commute to Dempsey where we are based. 

 

Essential Experience

  • You will have experience in delivering programmes for children.

  • You will have experience in a customer service role.

 

Desirable Experience

  • Previous experience within outdoor education or a Forest School setting.

  • A relevant childhood development qualification.

 

How to Apply

 

Applications will remain open as we are always looking for great people to join our team. 

Please send your CV and an email explaining why this is the role for you and how you fit the person specification to hello@wildlings.sg

Senior Educator (Outdoors)

Job title: Senior Educator - two open positions

Hours: Flexible | 15 to 40 hrs | per week

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

We are looking for passionate and committed individuals to help us to get more children outdoors and out of traditional pre-schools, living a more natural childhood connected to the world we live in.

 

We are looking for individuals who can take our week-day drop-off programme to the next level, using our fantastic resource in Dempsey to create an holistic experience truly magical for children. 

We run 3hr morning drop-off sessions and 2hr after school clubs as well as our flag-ship Outdoor Adventure Camps

You could be responsible for:

  • Our Wildlings drop-off sessions, including session planning, delivery and reflection.

  • Our Wildlings accompanied playgroups for adults and young children.

  • Designing and preparing engaging experiences for the learners, including sourcing and managing resources​.

  • Communication and collaboration with all staff to share knowledge and ideas

  • Training and mentoring junior staff

  • The continual improvement of our programmes

  • Taking a leading role in new programmes and services 

 

Person Specification

Relevant Qualifications and Experience

  • You will be a trained pre-school or primary teacher with experience in a child-led setting, holding a Batchelor of education degree or equivalent (required)

  • You will be a trained forest School Leader (desirable) 

  • You will hold a minimum 20hr First Aid qualification, child or outdoor related (desirable) 

  • Forestry or other environmental qualification (desirable) 

  • Outdoor and adventure qualifications (desirable) 

 

Personal Traits

You will be:

  • Creative and resourceful

  • Warm and personable with great social skills

  • A problem solver

  • Energetic and physically fit enough to lead outdoor education programmes

  • Respectful

  • Responsible

  • Professional

  • Willing to learn

  • At home in the outdoors

  • Able to work independently as well as whilst supervised

  • Able to commute to Dempsey and potentially other locations in Singapore with Forest School equipment, such as East Coast, so this role would suit someone with a car but this is not required. 

 

Knowledge (desirable)

  • The natural world and the tropical environment

  • Environmental sustainability, horticulture, entomology, ‘green lifestyles’

  • Learning theory and pedagogy, for example, Reggio Emilia, Multiple Intelligences, Nature Play

Benefits and Remuneration

  • Flexible, part-time working

  • Training provided

  • Annual bonus

  • Competitive rate 

How to Apply

Applications will remain open as we are always looking for great staff to join our team. 

 

Please send your CV and an email explaining why this is the role for you and how you fit the person specification to hello@wildlings.sg

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