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CAREERS

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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 programmes at our private nature space 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

Due to recent changes in government policy I am afraid that at this time we can only accept applications from Singaporeans or Permanent residents or those with their own businesses seeking contractor work with Wildlings. 

Outdoor Adventure Programme Manager

THE ROLE

 

Job title: Outdoor Adventure Programme Manager 

Reports to: CEO

Hours: Full time, flexible

Location: Primary: Dempsey. Secondary: Working from home. Work will also take place at other business premises and locations across Singapore.  

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. 

 

You will be responsible for the development, expansion, and continual improvement of our outdoor adventure programme. The programme encompasses our holiday and overnight camps, parties, excursions, and work with other organisations. You will do this by:

 

  • Developing standard operating procedures to run our outdoor adventure programmes, including the health and safety procedures for our programmes.

  • Recruitment and training, including developing a training programme to recruit and retain and onboard new staff quickly. 

  • Providing tenders, bids, quotes, and proposals for new revenue generating opportunities. 

  • Sourcing new locations from which to run our programmes.

  • Managing a small team of staff to directly deliver programmes acting as the senior staff member. This will involve weekend work on a flexible or rotational basis. 

  • Sourcing, managing and maintaining the resources needed to deliver the programmes, to a budget. 

  • Designing our programmes to meet the needs and expectations of our customers.

  • Sourcing external collaborators who share our mission and add value to our programmes. 

  • Marketing, communicating, and administering the outdoor adventure programme with the support of the Business Manager. 

  • Taking photographs and updating parents in session updates. 

  • Stand-in for Senior Educators when unavailable.   

 

BENEFITS

  • Starting Salary: $4,500 pcm

  • 5 weeks paid annual leave

  • Possibility of unpaid annual leave outside of Forest School term time

  • Free Forest School for own children (conditions apply)

  • Performance related annual bonus

TRAINING

 

  • Level 3 Forest School Leader Training

  • Child First Aid training with AED

  • Personalised training and development plan

 

ABOUT YOU

 

  • You will be at ease and at home in the tropical outdoors and comfortable within a role that requires physical outdoor activity. 

  • You will be passionate about connecting more children and families in Singapore with nature and adventure. 

  • You will be an educator, believing in the intrinsic capabilities of children and the valuable contribution that they can make to their own learning. You will be fascinated by the possibilities of outdoor education and inspired to learn more about the Forest Schools approach. 

  • You will be committed to continual improvement and expanding your role and the outdoor adventure programmes.

  • 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 be a self-motivated multi-tasker able to deliver a diverse workload with minimal supervision. 

  • You will be a team player, able to communicate effectively and mentor junior staff members.

  • You will be a Singaporean or PR. CPF contributions will be made. 

  • You will be able to commute to Dempsey where we are based. Your own transport would be a plus. 

 

Essential Experience

  • You will have a minimum of four years professional work experience.

  • You will have at least two years’ experience in a programme or project management role. 

  • You will have a track record in bidding for, winning, and delivering revenue generating services.

  • You will have at least two years’ experience working outdoors. 

  • You will have recruited and trained staff. 

  • You will have developed and documented policy, procedure and risk assessment. 

  • You will have worked with children. 

 

Desirable Experience

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

  • Experience in a child-led setting, preferably with early years and primary aged children. 

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Desirable Qualifications

  • Relevant Advanced Diploma or Degree

  • Level 3 Forest School qualification

  • Relevant first aid qualification

  • Driving license

  • Project  / Programme Management 

  • Outdoor skills

How to Apply​

Please send your CV and an email explaining why this is the role for you and how you are able to meet the key requirements to claire@wildlings.sg 

Associate Educator (Outdoors)

Job title: Associate Educator 

Reports to: Senior Educator

Hours: Flexible | 08.30-6.00PM | up to 35 hrs per week 

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 the delivery of our accompanied and drop-off Forest School sessions, including session planning, site set-up, pack-up, preparing resources, preparing observations, taking photographs and updating parents in session updates. 

  • Stand-in for Senior Educators when unavailable. 

  • Run at least one Nature Play session per week. 

  • Support the smooth running of birthday parties, events and camps. You will be expected to lead several birthday parties per month and work all major camps. This will require at least some weekend work per month. 

  • Carryout site maintenance as directed by senior staff.

  • Provide sickness and holiday cover for other Forest School programmes.

  • Attend meetings, team building sessions and site development sessions. 

  • Mentor trainees and interns. 

  

BENEFITS

Salary: from $3500 pcm, pro-rated, depending on experience and hours agreed

5 weeks paid annual leave

Possibility of unpaid annual leave outside of Forest School term time

Potential to reduce hours if required during our quiet period in July & August

Free Forest School for own children (conditions apply)

Training

  • Wildlings will support and fund the learning journey of an applicant who is yet to become a L3 qualified Forest School Leader.

  • You will be willing to complete the free online Level 1 Forest School Volunteer training in your own time if you currently hold no Forest School qualifications.

  • You will be willing to learn about local flora and fauna through attending voluntary walks and talks and personal reading. 

 

Key Requirements

  • You will be able to commit to regular shifts on a per term basis. Shifts can change each term depending on the company timetable and staffing.

  • 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. Your own transport would be a plus. 

 

Essential Experience

  • You will have experience in an early years environment, such as in a pre-school, with an outdoor education programme or similar.

  • You will have worked as a teacher or assistant teacher.

  • Experience in the outdoors, such as military experience, hiking, camping, guiding, etc

 

Desirable Experience

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

  • Experience in a child-led setting.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Relevant Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Education

  • Bachelors of Education  

  • Level 1, 2, or 3 Forest School qualifications

  • First Aid Qualification

 

How to Apply​

Please send your CV and an email explaining why this is the role for you and how you are able to meet the key requirements to claire@wildlings.sg 

WEEKEND FOREST SCHOOL ASSISTANT

Job title: Weekend Forest School Assistant 

Reports to: Senior Educator

Hours: Flexible | 08.30-6.00PM | 5-20 hrs per weekend | 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 and Sundays.

  • Support the smooth running of weekend events, including birthday parties on Saturdays & Sundays.

  • Assist our family gardening programmes on Sundays, including site set-up, pack-up, preparing resources, and assisting as required.

  • 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.

 

 

BENEFITS

Salary

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

For staff working 16hrs or more are entitled to free Forest School for their children (conditions apply)

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.

 

Key Requirements

  • You will be able to commit to regular shifts on Saturdays and on Sundays on a per term basis. Please note that we have regular term breaks which will free up the successful applicant’s time on certain weekends. Please refer to our timetable. 

  • 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.

  • You will have worked outdoors in the tropics.

 

Desirable Experience

  • Previous experience within land management.

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

  • A relevant childhood development qualification.

  • A first aid qualification.

  • Level 3 Forest School Leader Qualification.

 

How to Apply​

Please send your CV and an email explaining why this is the role for you and how you are able to meet the key requirements to claire@wildlings.sg 

Intern / Seasonal Staff 

Job title: Intern / Seasonal Staff 

Reports to: Managing Director

Hours: Flexible | 08.30-6.00PM | 10 - 30 hrs per week approx

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 senior staff on either or both weekdays & weekend Forest School sessions, including site set-up, pack-up, preparing resources, and assisting as required.

  • Assist to set-up, run, and pack-up our Nature Play sessions, including themed sessions and collaborations.

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

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

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

  • Deliver outdoor adventure camps, running games and activities with children and maintaining standards of health and safety, Monday to Friday, 08.15am-1.15pm daily. 

  

BENEFITS

 

Salary

The role is paid on a per shift basis or per camp basis. The remuneration is generous.

Key Requirements

You will be flexible with your time, able to commit to regular shifts for a dedicated internship or camp time period (i.e. between university semesters) and to work more hours when needed by the business. 

  • You will be a Permanent Resident or Singaporean. 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. 

 

Desirable Experience

  • Currently seeking a relevant childhood development qualification.

  • Previous experience within early childhood education, outdoor education or a Forest School setting desirable, but not required.

  • First Aid qualification. 

  • Outdoor experience such as guiding, camping, expeditions, etc

 

How to Apply​

Please send your CV and an email explaining why this is the role for you and how you are able to meet the key requirements to claire@wildlings.sg