Education Officer

Severn Rivers Trust

Martley, Worcester
£24,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 01886888394 Alice Fallon

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 11th March 2019  

The Severn Rivers Trust are seeking an Education Officer to lead an exciting range of formal learning activities for school and college pupils as part of the large and ambitious river restoration project Unlocking the Severn.

Salary: £24,000 per annum (plus pension at 7% rising to 9%)

Position type: Full Time until completion of Unlocking the Severn project (expected September 2021). Extension possible depending on future funding.

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week (some weekend and evenings required)

Unlocking the Severn is a multi-partner programme led by Canal & River Trust, delivered in partnership with Severn Rivers Trust, the Environment Agency and Natural England. It is a three-year project running to 2021 with major funding grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and EU LIFE Programme.

The project involves state of the art engineering on the river to remove historic barriers at six weir sites on the River Severn and its main tributary the Teme. The courageous shad (a herring species) will return to the upper reaches of the river and spawn and flourish in large numbers once more. We will open 253km of river for migrating fish, and work towards a sustainable future for the United Kingdom’s longest river.

The Education Officer will build strong relationships with expert practitioners and volunteers from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds to provide memorable and unusual learning experiences in different settings. They will support children and young people to develop skills, collaborate and have fun as they come together in celebrating this magnificent force of nature its fascinating histories and remarkable array of wildlife.

This job involves regulated activity with children. Therefore, an Enhanced Criminal Record check will be undertaken by the successful candidate prior to employment.

A criminal record is not necessarily a bar to employment with us. Decisions will be made on a case by case basis with support of HR specialists.

Deadline for applications Monday 11th March 2019 5pm

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