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
Courses will start at 9.15am with the safer recruitment identification and document review, followed by the assessor training, finishing at 3.30pm.
Next assessor training dates and venues
Tuesday 12th November 2013 - Elizabeth House, The Pier, Wigan, WN3 4EX
Thursday 21st November 2013 - Development House, London, EC2A 4LT
(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 such as BeachCare, WatersideCare, RiverCare and the Green Flag Award for parks and open spaces amongst others. To find out about more please visit the Keep Britain Tidy website
. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.