Education Officer (Nature Friendly Schools)

Devon Wildlife Trust

Exeter, Devon
£22,185 (pro rata) plus 5% pension

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 01392 279244 Hannah Andrews

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 8th December 2019   2 days left

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. You will need to be able to influence school leaders and create dynamic plans in liaison with all staff in the setting.

The project is also subject to external evaluation and you will be expected to assist in the recruitment of the schools and facilitate the work of the evaluators.

This is a part-time (22.5 hours per week), fixed term appointment until December 2020 based at Cricklepit Mill. The ideal candidate will have project management experience, specifically working in education outreach, including working with school leaders. They will need to be able to work independently, be creative and dynamic, able to put together a relevant delivery model and train others to use it.

We can offer you good terms and conditions, flexible working arrangements and a great office environment. The successful candidate will be joining a team of committed, hardworking and friendly colleagues. This is a great opportunity to take the next step in your career within a leading Devon charity.

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