CJS Online: Environmental and Outdoor Education


A rolling list of vacancies, updated every weekday. Adverts are listed in chronological order, most recent at the top.

Environmental and Outdoor Education vacancies: interpretation, field work tutors, public engagement, adventure activities instructors also higher and further education roles.

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Education & Events Officer (Bucks)

Salary: £20,575 per annum.

Join the team at our busy environmental education centre. If you have a passion for nature and wildlife, and love working with children, particularly outdoors, this could be the post for you!

The post is a full time, permanent role based at College Lake, one of our flagship nature reserves and education centres.

Hours: Monday to Friday (with occasional weekends), 8.30am - 4.30pm (with flexibility).


  • Closing Date: 16/07/2018
  • Location: College Lake Nature Reserve, near Tring
  • Posted: 18/06/2018
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Senior Tutor

Field Studies Council

Salary - £23,524 - £26,845 per annum

Contract Term - Permanent

The Senior Tutor will develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students to assist FSC achieve their goal of ‘Inspiring Environmental Understanding through first-hand experience’.  The post holder will be expected to lead groups of all abilities in the natural environment with the ability to provide an appropriate standard of care for our learners, and also make a wide-ranging contribution to the work of this busy learning location in a leadership role.

  • Closing Date: 02/07/2018
  • Location: Margam Discovery Centre, Port Talbot
  • Posted: 18/06/2018
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Area Ranger

£24,121 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Hope Valley

The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. Working in some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.

  • Closing Date: 03/07/2018
  • Location: Hope Valley
  • Posted: 15/06/2018
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Munching Caterpillars Scotland Project Officer

Part time 0.8 fte

2 year fixed term contract

From £24,307 - £28,083 (Grade C) dependent on experience, plus 5% pension contribution

This is an exciting opportunity to lead our ‘Munching Caterpillars’ project in Scotland, which will encourage primary school children to learn about the food sources and life-cycles of butterflies and moths.

  • Closing Date: 09/07/2018
  • Location: Scotland
  • Posted: 14/06/2018
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Grounds Supervisor

GreenAcres Heatherley Wood, Grayshott, Hampshire GU35 8LA 

Full-time 37.5 hours per week 8.30am - 4.30pm 

Permanent £21,000 pa 

Do you enjoy working outdoors, helping people and working in a small team? For over twenty years GreenAcres has offered excellent customer service in beautiful natural settings, providing meaningful funeral services, celebrations and other events at our woodland parks across the UK.

  • Closing Date: 30/06/2018
  • Location: GreenAcres Heatherley Wood, Grayshott
  • Posted: 13/06/2018
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RHS Community Outreach Advisor – North West

£26k pa

RHS Garden Bridgewater and home based


Contract: Permanent

The Royal Horticultural Society aims to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.  Best known for our world famous Flower Shows and Gardens, we also connect millions of children with nature through the RHS Campaign for School Gardening, support community gardening through RHS Britain in Bloom and conduct pioneering horticultural scientific research.

  • Closing Date: 30/06/2018
  • Location: RHS Garden Bridgewater and home based
  • Posted: 13/06/2018
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Field Studies Tutor (Geography Specialism)

The Cranedale Centre near Malton, North Yorkshire, is looking for an able, experienced and enthusiastic Geography tutor to join its teaching team.

Applicants should possess: a good quality degree in Geography; a keen interest in British natural history; ability to teach to A2 level standard; relevant and recent fieldwork experience; familiarity with statistical testing techniques; an understanding, teaching capability and keen interest in Biology; a clean driving licence; Teaching experience/qualifications – preferred though not essential.

  • Closing Date: 01/07/2018
  • Location: Kirby Grindalythe, Malton, North Yorkshire
  • Posted: 08/06/2018
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Leave No Footprints Engagement Coordinator

£20,541 - £22,401 37 hours per week

Fixed Term contract until July 2021

The role of the engagement co-ordinator, is to highlight the importance of marine and terrestrial habitats within the local area. This is very much an educational role and the co-ordinator will be expected create, prepare and lead activities with groups, including school groups. Leave Only Footprints activities and events will all touch on the importance of recycling and waste reduction on our local biodiversity, linking into the issue of plastics in the ocean.

  • Closing Date: 01/07/2018
  • Location: Hengistbury Head Local Nature Reserve, Bournemouth
  • Posted: 07/06/2018
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Community and Education Manager

Salary:  £28,808 - £32,339 plus attractive benefits

Term: full time (37) hours per week. Two-year contract with an opportunity to extend.

Location: based at Luton, Bedfordshire and Alconbury (Cambridgeshire) but working across the east of England as required.

As Community and Education Manager you will initiate, develop, manage and deliver transformational environmental projects, including larger programmes throughout Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire alongside partner organisations and local groups. You will have extensive experience of project management, line management, financial management and at least 3 years’ experience delivering community/educational projects. You will be able to develop effective partnerships with stakeholders and have experience of bid-writing and fundraising. We’ll make sure you’re given all the support and guidance you need and you will have the opportunity to become part of a highly successful organisation making a real and positive difference to your local area.

  • Closing Date: 06/07/2018
  • Location: Based at Luton, Bedfordshire and Alconbury (Cambridgeshire) but working across the east of England as required.
  • Posted: 07/06/2018
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Countryside Ranger Education and Events

We are pleased to announce that we are looking for a highly motivated, outgoing and enthusiastic individual to work as part of our award winning countryside team, based at Fleet in rural north Hampshire.  The position requires you to develop and enhance a programme of educational opportunities and other events, for our visitors of the surrounding countryside.

  • Closing Date: 22/06/2018
  • Location: Fleet, North Hampshire
  • Posted: 06/06/2018
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Wild Learning Officer Carlton Marshes

Salary: (£22,000 - £24,000 p.a.) 4 year Fixed Term Contract

Location: Brooke House

We are looking for a skilled naturalist with experience of developing and delivering inspiring outdoor learning activities for children, young people, adults and families and of working in an outreach context.

Thanks to a grant of £4million from Heritage Lottery Fund, Suffolk Wildlife Trust has the opportunity to extend our nature reserve at Carlton Marshes to create a spectacular year-round nature experience that will be a southern gateway to the Broads National Park.

  • Closing Date: 29/06/2018
  • Location: Brooke House
  • Posted: 04/06/2018
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Park Ranger (Maternity Cover)

Groundwork North, East & West Yorkshire                                            

28th August 2018 to 25th April 2019 inclusive: 35 weeks

£9.00 per hour, 22.5hr week (Tues – Thur)

Groundwork NEWY are looking for an enthusiastic person to join their small team of urban fringe park rangers for a fixed term.  The post holder will demonstrate an eagerness for and knowledge of the natural world, be comfortable planning and delivering community activities, and working with schools. 

  • Closing Date: 20/06/2018
  • Location: Wakefield
  • Posted: 22/05/2018
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