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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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Canoe Safari Assistant - Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Slimbridge Wetland Centre

12 hours per week - Saturday and Sunday

Fixed Term Contract 4th April until 27th September 2020

£5,224.96 per annum (at age 18)

We are looking for a confident, outgoing individual to assist with operating our Canoe Safari Trail. You will be engaging with and instructing our visitors to ensure they have an unforgettable experience whilst hiring a canoe on a self-paddled 1km trail through our nature reserve.

Freelance Outdoor and Adventure Learning Tutor (Self-Employed) - 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’.

John Muir Award Scotland Project Officer - John Muir Trust

Salary: £21,000 - £23,000 p.a. (depending on experience)
Hours: Full-time (35 hours a week)
Term: 1 year fixed term (with anticipated continued funding)
Location: Glasgow; with 1 day per week based-from National Park Office, Balloch, West Dunbartonshire
The John Muir Award, the main engagement initiative of the John Muir Trust, is a leading environmental award scheme focused on wild places. With support from Scottish Natural Heritage and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, we are recruiting a Scotland Project Officer. This post will build on a six-year partnership with the National Park and join an existing staff team to promote and develop the John Muir Award throughout Scotland.

Young Rangers Officer - Maternity Cover - Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Salary of up to £27,123 pro rata

Bainbridge, Wensleydale (with travel across Yorkshire Dales National Park)

We are the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, an organisation that protects, enhances and promotes the immense beauty, wildlife and character of the Yorkshire Dales.

We are now looking for a Young Rangers Officer to join us on a nine month maternity cover contract, working 30 hours per week. As a Young Rangers Officer, you will run two established Young Rangers groups in the north and west of our National Park.

Seasonal Ranger - Hopetoun House

Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
Fixed Term for 6 Months: 1st April – 30th September 2020

An outgoing, energetic and motivated person is required to support our Permanent Ranger for the 2020 season. The successful candidate will support the Permanent Ranger in all aspects of work including but not limited to; developing and delivering a variety of ranger guided walks and activities, educational workshops and large-scale public events. Duties also include undertaking general grounds care tasks, patrolling and welcoming visitors, conducting biological monitoring including data handling, leading volunteers, and developing and delivering activities for youth groups.

MaB Outreach Trainee - Bumblebee Conservation Trust

6 month fixed-term position, 21 hours a week, salary £8.72 per hour (National Living Wage)

Bumblebee Conservation Trust is looking for a part-time Outreach Trainee to support outreach and engagement work with our Kent project, Making a Buzz for the Coast.

This role is an exciting opportunity to inspire the local people of Kent to take action for bumblebees through innovative engagement activities. The traineeship will also involve working with and supporting volunteers. The Trainee will be able to take part in a range of training and development courses and activities that can be tailored to the Trainee’s particular interests.

Tutor - Field Studies Council

FSC Rhyd-y-creuau, Betws-y-coed, Conwy

Salary - FTE salary is £18,493 - £21,104 per annum based on 37.5 hours per week. This will be paid on a pro-rata basis for the duration of the contract.

Contract Term - This is a fixed term position from 1st March until 31st September 2020.

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.

Education Officer - The River Dee Trust

The post will attract a salary of £23-25,000.

Education Officer with the River Dee Trust (RDT), based on Deeside (Aberdeenshire). Fixed term full time contract for 12 months. Subject to confirmation of funding for further years and satisfactory performance reviews, the contract will be extended accordingly.

The Education Officer will increase awareness, enthusiasm for and understanding of our rivers in Deeside and Aberdeen City. Working with schools and community groups, we will enable young people to undertake outdoor learning in a safe and fun manner and introduce them to the river on their doorstep.

Environmental Education Intern - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Salary: National minimum wage
Contract: Fixed term, Part time (21 hours per week).
Based: Successful candidate may choose main location from our 4 centres in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire.
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to undertake an internship to train as an Education Officer within our People Engagement team. The role will involve assisting, with a view to leading, our education programmes for schools and other groups visiting our education centres; helping to develop, resource and run parent and toddler sessions; supporting and developing the delivery of educational events for families, specialist groups and the general public (on and offsite); supporting external community engagement events, walks and talks.

Seasonal Tutor - Field Studies Council

FSC Dale Fort, Nr Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

Salary - FTE salary is £19,726 - £22,511 per annum. This will be paid on a pro-rata basis for the duration of the core season.

Contract Term – This is a permanent seasonal position. The season normally commences at the beginning of March and runs until the end of October each year

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’.

Education & Engagement Officer - Ribble Rivers Trust

We are looking to recruit an Education & Engagement Officer who will be a confident and clear communicator with experience in directly delivering environmental education & engagement activities both in and out of education settings and with community groups. Leading on our work with schools in priority locations across the catchment the Education & Engagement Officer will deliver our education programme, using feedback and evaluation techniques to ensure we continue to improve and develop what we offer.

Senior Tutor - Scottish Outdoor Education Centres

SOEC - 2 x posts: Belmont Centre, Meigle & Broomlee Centre, West Linton

Salary - from £19,760

SOEC is a charity and social enterprise operating 3 residential outdoor centres in Scotland. We are looking for two experienced Senior Tutors to organise and manage the delivery of outdoor learning for a range of programmes and groups at two of our residential outdoor learning Centres: Belmont Centre, Meigle and Broomlee Centre, West Linton.

Working closely with the Centre Manager, Senior Tutors lead on the planning, delivery and support of the staff teams in the development and delivery of residential programmes.

Lead Tutor - Scottish Outdoor Education Centres

SOEC - Belmont Centre, Meigle, Perthshire

Salary - £18,720

SOEC is a charity and social enterprise operating 3 residential outdoor learning centres in Scotland.

Belmont Centre, Meigle in Perthshire

Broomlee Centre, West Linton in the Borders

Dounans Centre, Aberfoyle in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

We are looking for an experienced outdoor learning professional looking to step into a supervisory role.

Tutor - Field Studies Council

FSC Juniper Hall, Nr Dorking, Surrey
Salary – FTE salary is £18,493 - £21,104 per annum based on 37.5 hours per week. This will be paid on a pro-rata basis for the duration of the contract.
Contract Term – This is a fixed term position from 23rd March until 30th October 2020.
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 education centre.

Training & Education Coordinator - Dry Stone Walling Association

The post will initially be 21 hours per week, based at the DSWA Head Office at Crooklands near Kendal, Cumbria.

Do you have a passion for the countryside and traditional skills and able to share that enthusiasm with a wide range of people/groups throughout the UK? The Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA) is seeking to appoint a Training & Education Coordinator to work within its small team of staff and volunteers as part of wider developments within the DSWA.

Education Officers - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Full-time Seasonal and part-time Permanent roles available

Based at Woolley Firs, Maidenhead

We are looking for an outgoing, knowledgeable educator to be our Seasonal Education Officer to help deliver our schools and events programmes at Woolley Firs Environmental Education Centre during the busy spring and summer seasons (six month contract, March-August, 5 days/week). Salary: £20,987 per annum.

Visitor Experience Officer - RSPB

Location: Arne, Wareham
Salary starting at: £17,276 to £18,716 Per Annum, Pro-rata
Hours: Part time, 30 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

You'll contribute to the planning and day to day running of the visitor experience offer including assisting with planning and delivering an exciting programme of events for wide-ranging audiences, encouraging engagement, and footfall to the reserve, through promotional activities, including social media, as well as working with a large, inspirational team of volunteers and staff all driven to help save nature.

Learning Assistant - RSPB

Location: Newport Wetlands
Salary starting at: £16,504 to £17,880 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours per week

Contract: 4 month Fixed Term Contract

Are you looking to get some quality experience with Europe's largest conservation charity, engaging with young people and delivering environmental education? Could you inspire the next generation with a passion for wildlife?

Avon Gorge & Downs Seasonal Education Officer - Bristol Zoological Society

Contracted Hours: 30 hours a week over 4 days; usually Tuesday to Friday.

Salary: £18,500 pa FTE, pro rata for 30 hours per week.

Location: Bristol Zoo Gardens

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract, from 10th March 2020 to 30th October 2020.

A seasonal education officer is required on a seven and a half month fixed-term contract working 4 days (30 hours) per week.

You will be required to teach stimulating, enjoyable and informative sessions for school groups, youth groups and play schemes on the Downs. You will also help widen the range of groups that visit the Downs by promoting these sessions to new audiences.

Wildlife and Farming Officer - ST Catchment Partnership - Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Salary in the range, £21,000 to £25,000 per annum plus pension.

Based in Shropshire

Can you help us make water better for wildlife?

Severn Trent Water and the West Midlands Wildlife Trusts are working with the EA and other partners on River catchments to tackle pollution in watercourses across catchment areas and to bring them into good ecological condition. An important part of this programme is to work with farmers and landowners to reduce diffuse agricultural pollution into rivers and streams and to tackle water quality in Severn Trent’s drinking water boreholes in the area.

Assistant Ranger - Sudbury Common Lands Charity

Sudbury, Suffolk

The Sudbury Common Lands Charity is inviting applications for an Assistant Ranger to start 1 May 2020.

Tutor - Field Studies Council

FSC Bishops Wood, Nr Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire

Salary - £14,794 - £16,883 p.a. based on 30 hours per week.

Contract Term - This is fixed term position until October 2020

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’.

Ranger - National Trust

£19,928 pa - 37.5 hours a week - Perm role - West Lakes, Cumbria

We are looking for a Ranger to join the team caring for one of the most beautiful countryside portfolios in the National Trust – the West Lakes, Cumbria, more specifically Eskdale and Duddon Valley. There are huge opportunities here balancing conservation, cultural landscape, estate maintenance, relationships with farmers and visitor engagement; which is both challenging and rewarding.

Contracts Manager - River Stewardship Company

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000, dependent on experience.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full time)

Duration of post: Permanent

Location: River Stewardship Company office (Sheffield), with travel primarily across Yorkshire and the North East. Flexible and remote working considered.

The Contracts Manager will develop and manage a portfolio of commercial projects within the Yorkshire area (and elsewhere, as required), as well as working with the Operations Manager to assist with overseeing operations and managing the programme of work.

Seasonal Assistant Ranger - New Forest National Park Authority

Lymington and the New Forest

£18,206 per annum pro rata

Fixed-term contract from March to September 2020

37 hours per week

The New Forest National Park Authority is responsible for conserving and enhancing the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the New Forest and for promoting opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities by the public.