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We are looking for a person with a passion for teaching and outdoor learning and good knowledge of the Curriculum for Excellence to deliver the "Young Ambassadors" component of this project.

 

The Orkney Native Wildlife Project, a partnership between RSPB Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), and Orkney Islands Council. It aims to safeguard the internationally important native wildlife of Orkney now and into the future by addressing the threat it faces from an invasive non-native predator: the stoat.

 

Orkney Native Wildlife Project - Education Officer
Ref: A4201118
Location: Orkney
Salary: 19,602 - 21,236 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part time, 18.45 hours per week
Contract: 5 years

 

You will design and deliver lessons for primary and secondary classes on non-native species, what the project is doing to tackle the threat from stoats and how to prevent invasions. You will run field trips to survey native wildlife, give assemblies and support teachers as part of an Integrated Learning Programme. You will lead on the design and production of teachers' and pupils' packs so that teachers can deliver lessons independently. You will also host a Teacher Working Group and deliver training sessions for teachers for this purpose.

You will be an effective communicator with experience of delivering outdoor education as well as classroom-based sessions. You will also have experience of designing curriculum-based activities ideally involving nature and turning complex subject areas into fun, engaging learning. You will also ideally have experience training and supporting teachers. You will have the ability to inspire trust and support for the project and to win over hearts and minds. You will have experience of working with local communities in a collaborative and sensitive way.

 

Closing date: 10 December 2018

For further information and to download an application pack, please visit our website

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