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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Training Officer

Part Time – 21 hours per week

Fixed Term Contract for 15 months

Salary: £27,500 FTE (£16,500 actual salary for 0.6 FTE)

Location: Beechcroft House, with delivery at Swanwick Lakes and some home working

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is a grassroots movement working for nature’s recovery and to bring people closer to nature.

Our future has to be wilder!

We are seeking a Training Officer to join our cause.

This Fixed Term role involves:

Delivery and admin of Trust’s Forest School, Wildbeach and CPD training programme

  • Act as the primary contact with Laser, and other accreditation and awarding bodies.
  • Act as co-tutor on the Forest School training programme.
  • Book, invoice and manage relationship with contractor to deliver first aid training as part of Forest School training programme.
  • Act as main tutor on Wildbeach training programme, delivering practical training, marking and support to learners.
  • Act as main tutor on Outdoor Curriculum leader training programme, working with other colleagues to deliver practical training, marking and support to learners.

    The full Job Description is available on our website, but in summary, the following is required:


    • Extensive experience of Forest School and outdoor education delivery.
    • Some adult training experience, including planning, delivery and assessment.
    • Some experience of working in a team as well as self-managing time.
    • Volunteer management experience.


    • A clear understanding of the Forest School principles and ethos.
    • Understanding of community organising, movement building, and behaviour change approaches.
    • Good understanding of health and safety in the workplace, GDPR and safeguarding and child protection procedures.
    • A genuine interest in and knowledge of wildlife and nature conservation.


    • Level 3 Certificate for Forest School leaders.
    • Level 3 Award or above in Education and Training (or equivalent qualification) (if you do not hold a relevant qualification, you will be expected to complete this within your probation period)
    • Practical skills required as a Forest School leader at a trainer level (tool use, knots, fire lighting etc.)
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

    Personal Qualities

    • Passion for the environment and wildlife conservation and engaging with the public on these issues.
    • Adaptability within a fast-moving field.
    • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
    • Creative thinker.

    Closing date: 30 May 2023

    Interviews: 09 June 2023

    To apply for the role, please visit our website: Training Officer | Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (

    Closing Date: 30/05/2023  Location: Beechcroft House, with delivery at Swanwick Lakes and some home working

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