Education Officer - Orkney Native Wildlife Project


£19,602 - £21,236 pa pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: A4201118

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 10th December 2018   Closes today

We are looking for a person with a passion for teaching and outdoor learning and good knowledge of the Curriculum for Excellence to deliver the "Young Ambassadors" component of the project.

Education Officer – Orkney Native Wildlife Project
Reference number: A4201118
Location: Orkney
Salary starting at £19,602 - £21,236 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part time, 18.45 hours per week 
Contract: 5 Years

You will design and deliver lessons for primary and secondary classes on non-native species, what the project is doing to tackle the threat from stoats and how to prevent invasions. You will run field trips to survey native wildlife, give assemblies and support teachers as part of an Integrated Learning Programme. You will lead on the design and production of teachers' and pupils' packs (online and paper copies) so that teachers can deliver lessons independently. You will also host a Teacher Working Group and deliver training sessions for teachers for this purpose. Finally, you will be responsible for facilitating a Young Rangers Group to become ambassadors for Orkney's native wildlife.

You will be an effective and creative communicator with experience of delivering outdoor education as well as classroom-based sessions. You will also have experience of designing curriculum-based activities ideally involving nature or the environment and turning complex subject areas into fun, engaging learning. You will also ideally have experience training and supporting teachers. You will have the confidence and ability to inspire trust and support for the project and an ability to win over hearts and minds. You will have experience of working with local communities in a collaborative and sensitive way.

The Orkney Native Wildlife Project, a partnership between RSPB Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), and Orkney Islands Council. It aims to safeguard the unique and internationally important native wildlife of Orkney now and into the future by addressing the threat it faces from an invasive non-native predator: the stoat. 

The RSPB is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to the appropriate safeguarding checks upon appointment.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Closing date: 10 December 2018
Interview date: 10 January 2019


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the "More information about this vacancy" button to be directed to our website to download the Role Profile and Application Details.

Our job information pack and accompanying role profile (available on our website) tell you all about the key result areas and the skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A4201118 on your application. 

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