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

   

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Learning and Visitor Assistant - RSPB

Location: Cleveland
Salary starting at: £16,504 to £17,880 per annum - Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range

Hours: Part time, 18.75
Contract: Permanent

From peering into the murky depths of the pond to exploring the seasonal changes around the reserve, you have the opportunity to make a real difference, enriching the lives of youngsters and inspiring them to learn and care more about the natural world.

Seasonal Tutor - Field Studies Council

FSC Slapton, Nr Kingsbridge, Devon - 2 posts

FSC Margam Discovery Centre, Nr Port Talbot

FSC Orielton, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire

The Field Studies Council (FSC) is the UK’s leading charity sector provider of outdoor environmental education. Much of our work is based at our Field Centres, which have an international reputation for high standards of school and university teaching and associated facilities.

Our West Group of Field Centre's have a number of Seasonal Tutor vacancies starting early next year and running on an annual basis between February and October.

Seasonal Ranger - Cairngorms National Park Authority

Salary: £17,993 - £23,914 (Band A1) plus excellent benefits such as flexitime, generous annual leave and a defined pension scheme to name just a few

Contract: Fixed Term, January 2020 to 30 September 2020

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week, including weekends and evenings

Location: Grantown on Spey

Are you looking for a unique challenge to work in one of the most amazing places in the world? We have an exciting opportunity for a Seasonal Ranger to join our Conservation Team.

The Cairngorms National Park is one of the country’s most spectacular landscapes. Renowned for its mountains, it has at its centre a montane plateau higher than 1000m, it also has extensive native pine forests, extensive moorland and a rich and diverse cultural landscape along its straths and glens.

Freelance Outdoor and Adventure Learning Tutor (Self-Employed) - Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council

FSC East Group of centres is looking for self-employed Freelance Outdoor and Environmental Learning Tutors to support our work in the delivery of fieldwork and environmental education to a wide-ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting FSC achieve its goal of ‘Bringing Environmental Understanding to All Through First-hand Experience’. They will be expected to work with groups of all abilities and to have the ability to provide an appropriate standard of care for our learners.

Freelance Outdoor and Adventure Learning Tutors - Field Studies Council

(Self-Employed)

The Field Studies Council (FSC) is the UK’s leading charity sector provider of outdoor environmental education. Much of our work is based at our Field Centres, which have an international reputation for high standards of school and university teaching and associated facilities. .  

FSC North Group of centres is looking for self-employed Freelance Outdoor and Adventure Learning Tutors to support our work in the delivery of adventurous activities and / or academic fieldwork and environmental education to a wide-ranging audience.

Centre Manager - Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council

FSC Blencathra, Nr. Keswick, Cumbria

FSC Salary Grade:  Scale Points 22 - 26, salary is £32,013 - £38,176 per annum (pro-rata)

This is a fixed term position from 1st March 2020 until 30th November 2020 to cover maternity leave in the first instance.

Responsible for the day to day management and performance of the learning location, responsibility for the leadership of one or more core learning location teams, and overall responsibility for an agreed function across the region/group.

Instructor/Technician - Arboriculture and Forestry - Sparsholt College

£18,873 - £23,169 (dependent upon qualifications)

Responsible for equipment checks, maintenance and service/repair of a range of equipment including chippers, stump grinders, chainsaws, brush cutters and tractors. The role also includes monitoring equipment and managing stores the ordering of spares and inventory. The delivery of practical training to various levels of courses also being an element of the role makes this a diverse and interesting role within the Arboriculture and Forestry Section.

Centre Assistant / Trainee Instructor - Lochranza Field Studies & Activities Centre

We are looking for a Centre Assistant / Trainee Instructor to join our small team for 2020 season.  

We are an Outdoor Education Centre looking after around 75 young people a week located on the rather lovely Isle of Arran just off West Central Scotland.  

We teach a mix of Field Studies - Geography, Biology & Geology.  We also provide a range of outdoor activities - canoes, raft building, mountain biking, abseiling, archery, orienteering & geocaching.   Your role will be to work as a Centre Assistant throughout our departments - catering, housekeeping, activities & field studies. 

Senior Ranger - Rockingham Forest Trust

£21,500 to £23,500 depending on experience

Immediate start - Permanent position.

Based at Stanwick Lakes Nature Reserve

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Ranger to join our dynamic team. Based at the Stanwick Lakes Nature Reserve and Countryside Attraction with all the fantastic facilities and activities it has to offer, the purpose of the role will be twofold: to manage the daily requirements of the central hub of the site throughout the busy summer period, ensuring a great experience for our visitors.

Associate Lecturer in Agriculture - The Bedford College Group

We have great opportunity based at our Shuttleworth campus for an Associate Lecturer in Agriculture to become a key member of our Land and Environment department. As an Associate Lecturer in Agriculture, you will play a pivotal role in the success of our students.

The Bedford College Group aims to deliver world-class skills and education to the communities we serve. The Bedford College Group is comprised of Bedford College, Shuttleworth College, The Bedford Sixth Form, Tresham College and the National College of Motorsport.

Tutor - Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council

FSC Slapton, Nr Kingsbridge, Devon

Permanent 35 hours per week with residency offered

The post-holder will develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting FSC achieve its goal of ‘Bringing Environmental Understanding to All though 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. You will also contribute to all other aspects of running a busy residential education centre.

Visitor Centre and Education Officer - Colchester Borough Council

Location: High Woods Country Park 

Salary range: £20,444 to £24,046

Contract: 8-month maternity cover, full time, or part time job share

Working Hours: 37hrs per week or 18.5hrs per week

We are seeking a suitably experienced individual  who can lead visitor centre services at Colchester Borough Council’s award-winning High Woods Country Park and develop and run the education and event programme. You will, work on average a 37-hour week, including alternate weekends. Alternatively, we are seeking two suitably experienced individuals to job share the above role. I.e. we are seeking a part time Visitor Centre Officer and a part time Education and Events Officer, 18.5 hrs per week, including working one weekend a month.

Conservation Assistant - Northumberland Wildlife Trust

The salary starts at £16,305 per annum.   

The role is for 35 hours per week and the contract is for a 24 month period at the outset with opportunities for continuation.

We are looking to appoint a confident, innovative and enthusiastic person to join our team, as a Conservation Assistant.

The main functions of this role are to: help deliver the conservation function of the Trust including responding to planning applications, helping with the Local Wildlife Sites work and responding to the public with conservation queries.

Senior Learning & Engagement Officer - Sussex Wildlife Trust

Location: Rye Harbour Discovery Centre, East Sussex

Salary: £25,900 - £27,200 per annum

Contract Type: Fixed term for 3 years

Hours: Full time (35 hours a week) including weekends and evenings

The senior learning and engagement officer is responsible for the organisation and implementation of the education and events programme at Rye Harbour Discovery Centre & Nature Reserve with the aim of promoting engagement, enjoyment and understanding of ecology and environmental issues. They will play a key role in delivering the ambitious activity plan which is integral to the National Lottery Heritage Fund Discover Rye Harbour project.

Temporary Area Warden - North - Snowdonia National Park Authority

Penrhyndeudraeth

Salary of between £24,799 - £26,999 pro rata 

Snowdonia National Park Authority protects the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of Snowdonia National Park. Covering 823 miles of diverse landscape, the Park is home to over 26,000 people, the highest mountain in England and Wales and the largest natural lake in Wales. We are now looking for a Temporary Area Warden to join us for a seven month fixed-term maternity cover contract, with the possibility of an extension for the right candidate.

Education Officer (Nature Friendly Schools) - Devon Wildlife Trust

Salary: £22,185 (pro rata) plus 5% pension

Are you a passionate advocate for the benefits of being in nature?  Are you a dynamic communicator?  

Nature Friendly Schools is a Defra funded; nationwide project led by the Wildlife Trusts.  The aim of the project is to work with school communities to develop plans for utilizing local green spaces as a tool for building mental health resilience in vulnerable children.  Rather than a specific delivery role, the successful candidate will work closely with staff across the school community to shape a program of outdoor sessions designed to influence positive mental health benefits. 

Caen Wetlands Development Lead - Devon Wildlife Trust

Salary: £29,130 (pro-rata) plus 5% pension

Do you want to play the leading role in developing a brand-new coastal wetlands creation project in northern Devon?

Devon Wildlife Trust is planning to create an exciting new area of wetlands in one of the most biodiverse estuaries in the South West.  Located in the heart of the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Caen Wetlands is an ambitious proposal to create a stunning wildlife facility and public amenity.