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OWLS Leader - Environmental Education Officer


Location: Republic of Ireland. (Dublin and Surrounding)

Salary 24,000 - 29,500 (depending on experience.
Hours: Full time (37 hours flexible including some weekend work)

Contract: Permanent (Two months probation)


We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated OWLS Leader - Environmental Education Officer 


You should be able to develop, plan and deliver an inspiring education programme. Most of your time will be spent out and about running outreach sessions in schools, mainly primary.  The role will involve bringing nature awareness to primary school children through 'out-of-classroom' sessions, encouraging them to learn about and enjoy nature and inspiring them to discover more in other forms of OWLS education services such as after-school nature clubs.  


Alongside your school programme, you'll also work the OWLS team of staff and volunteers to support wider engagement of children with nature.  This will include activity camps, survival parties, conservation work and public events with an engaging programme of hands-on activities to a broad range of audiences including families, young people and the wider public.


The ideal candidate should have a minimum of one year experience, working with children in a formal setting.  There is no one specific set of skills required to work as an OWLS Leader - Environmental Education Officer, however you will need to be friendly, outgoing and patient.  You need to be able to deliver agreed outcomes and be able to convey concepts in an easy to understand manner. You should be well-organized and pro-active, a team player yet able to lead groups of all abilities while ensuring the health and safety of the group.  A background (qualification) in teaching or Environmental Education/Forest School experience is desirable but not essential as there will be opportunities to attend training courses as well as on-the-job-learning.


Having a clean driving license and access to car to carry out your role is essential for this role. 


To apply, email/or write an open letter along with a CV.  Mark as 'OWLS Leader'.  And send to Info@owls.ie or post to; 47 Aspen Drive. Kinsealy Court. Swords. Co. Dublin.  Ireland K67 RC95

Please note, that only successful applicants will be notified for an interview.


The closing date for application is 5pm on the Friday 12th July with the interviews taking place from the 22nd July


Who we are


OWLS is a Children's Nature Community Service Provider and stands for Outdoor, Wildlife, Learning and Survival.   The charity is run by OWLS leaders and a team of volunteers with a focus on providing outdoor opportunities for children of primary age and families to enjoy the outdoors through education, awareness, access and enjoyment.   Our services include school visits, public run events, working with community groups, activity camps, conservation projects and social inclusion activities for children who wouldn't get a chance to enjoy the outdoors on their own.   





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