Your chance to become a Green Flag Assessor
When schools join the Eco-Schools programme they work towards a Green Flag award. When they're ready to apply for an award they submit an application to Keep Britain Tidy and arrangements are then made for an Assessor to visit the school to carry out an assessment.
We have a small army of assessors around the country who volunteer to do the assessments. We are always looking for more volunteers to help out. An assessment takes between 1½ to 2 hours and is usually done at around 10.00am in the morning or 1.00pm in the afternoon to fit in with the school hours. Each assessor completes a Green Flag assessment form following their visit.
Assessors carry out the assessments on dates/times that are convenient with both the assessor and the school. You’d be able to select school within a reasonable distance from your home/work base. Assessments are done voluntarily in either the assessors own time or time permitted by their employer and reasonable travel expenses/mileage allowance are paid. We ask that assessors commit to a minimum of two assessments per year.
The assessor training course explains much more about the Eco-Schools scheme and details on how to carry out an assessment. The training is free but you will be expected to fund your own travel and subsistence costs. Refreshments and a buffet style lunch will be provided. The training events commence at 9.15am and finish no later than 3.30pm. The objectives of the training session are to:
To have a good understanding of the Eco-Schools programme
To be aware of the award criteria
To be familiar with the Green Flag assessment requirements/process
To identify that a school is achieving the required criteria and outcomes
The training will at 9.15am with a short workshop (Disclosure and Barring Service documentation) followed by the assessor training, finishing at 3.30pm
Next assessor training dates and venues
Monday 15th July 2013
Development House, London. EC2A 4LT
Tuesday 4th June 2013
Keep Britain Tidy, Wigan. WN3 4EX
Wednesday 15th May 2013
Emscote Infant School, Warwick.CV34 5NH
(Please note we reserve the right to cancel the training if we do not reach the mininmum number of six attendees two weeks prior to the course.)
Interested in volunteering for one of Keep Britain Tidy's other programmes?
Keep Britain Tidy also run several other national volunteering programmes.
To find out about RiverCare
please visit the Keep Britain Tidy website.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.