Jobs & Volunteering

Jobs & Volunteering

We’re Hiring!!


We currently have TWO Vacancies (Feb 24)

Freelance Bushcraft/Forest School/Outdoor Learning Practitioner

We are looking for a Freelance Bushcraft/Forest School Outdoor Learning Practitioner with Boot Up! Outdoor Learning

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Outdoor Learning Instructor with bushcraft and/or Forest School experience to work with a small group of Vulnerable/SEN children 11-16yrs on a 1:1 basis.

Level 3 Forest School Leadership qualification would be an advantage but not essential but experience working in the outdoors with SEN children would be an advantage.

The work will be varied and organised around individual needs, but can range from fire lighting and bushcraft to outdoor crafts, woodworking, gardening and nature studies. A cheerful disposition, well organised and lots of get-up-and-go is essential.

Please see for an idea of what we do.

You will be expected to be well organised and plan, supply and facilitate your own sessions but also be able to muck-in as part of our team.

We are small enthusiastic team operating from our own beautiful well-equipped site and the work will be for a maximum of 3-4 days per week (term time only) from 9am – 3pm. £12 per hour. Free refreshments and hot lunch provided.

Please send a CV and an email with a personal statement detailing your experience and enthusiasm for the job to by Friday 16th February 2024 by 5pm. Immediate start.

SEN Teaching Assistant/Support Worker 

We are looking for an experienced self employed SEN Teaching Assistant/Support Worker required to work 1:1 with various young people aged 11-16yrs.

Ideal candidate will enjoy supporting a student in outdoor and forest school type activities, woodwork, gardening and arts & crafts and be resilient in all weathers.

You will assist a young person from arrival on site with getting boots & coat on, supporting activities with individual practitioners, help with meals and ablutions and support all collective activities.

Currently one day a week (Weds) but may extend to more in the future.

£12 hr  9.30am – 2.30pm Term Time Only. Free refreshments and hot lunch.Please send a CV and an email with a personal statement detailing your experience and enthusiasm for the job to by Friday 16th February 2024 by 5pm. Immediate start.


If you are interested in working at Boot Up! Outdoor Learning, we do have a waiting/reserve list so please email with your CV or Personal Statement stating your skills and experiences and why you would like to work with us. 

Please note that all Practitioners are on a self-employed freelance basis. 


“I enjoy getting involved in the day at Boot Up, if it’s the garden or woodwork or cooking, I just love being part of their community” Volunteer

If you are keen to volunteer with us please drop us an email or call 07967132919

Activities include

  • Gardening
  • Working with young people 
  • horticulture
  • site maintenance
  • woodwork and construction
  • various other activities

Each session can include social time around the fire pit with camp-fire cooking and tea and biscuits.

If you wish to volunteer or wish to discuss a placement please contact Jane on 07967132919 or