Programme Delivery Officer

Green Schools Project

Dalston, London
£28,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 07760381493 Henry Greenwood

Sectors: environmental education

Closing date: Sunday, 5th April 2020   6 days left

Green Schools Project is looking for a new Programme Delivery Officer to drive us forward at an exciting stage of our growth. This is an opportunity for someone to be at the heart of an early stage social enterprise that is helping schools to tackle the climate crisis and get young people involved in protecting the living planet.

We believe that tackling the climate and ecological crises is the most urgent issue facing society and that schools need to educate young people about the situation they face and involve them in addressing it. Young people have the greatest stake in protecting our living planet yet they bear no responsibility for causing the problems that they will have to live through. We believe that, given the opportunity, they have the energy, enthusiasm, and determination to change attitudes and behaviour on a local and global scale.

Our values that we do our best to embody at all times are to be enthusiastic, innovative, environmentally responsible, ethical and fun.

We exist to help young people to learn about and get actively involved with the natural world. We support schools to provide opportunities for their students to learn about the individual actions and systemic responses required to address the climate and ecological crises.

We do this by supporting them to run a student-led Eco-Team which takes on projects such as energy saving, food growing and encouraging wildlife. We also provide staff training to include these issues in the curriculum to enrich and give purpose to the learning experience of the students. Our education system is woefully inadequate in addressing the climate and ecological crisis, but individual schools can take action. We will help them to become learning hubs for the local community and lead the way in creating a zero carbon future with thriving, resilient communities.

What you’ll do:

  • Carry out visits to schools to deliver assemblies, meet key staff and help with their projects.
  • Manage and train university volunteers who visit schools weekly.
  • Ensure existing resources remain up to date and relevant.
  • Develop new resources and initiatives to improve the programme.
  • Carry out educational visits to schools for partner organisations such as Solar for Schools.
  • Deliver continuous professional development sessions for teachers.
  • Work in depth with a small number of schools on our zero carbon schools programme.
  • Assist in recruiting new schools to our programmes.

We need you to have:

  • A passion for environmental issues and a commitment to helping to tackle the climate and ecological crises.
  • At least 1-2 years of experience working in or with schools, working with young people and a strong belief in their potential.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to motivate and enthuse adults and young people.
  • Strong organisational skills with an ability to prioritise while working on a variety of tasks.
  • A growth mindset and a willingness to learn.
  • A resilient attitude that sees setbacks as a chance to learn and thrives in challenging situations.
  • An ability to create engaging resources that are suitable for young people in schools.

It would be useful if you have:

  • Teaching experience, with a preference for experience in primary schools.
  • A clear understanding of how teachers work and how school decision-making works.
  • Experience of managing volunteers.
  • A full current DBS check, though we will arrange one if you don’t.

What you’ll get from us:

  • An opportunity to work within and develop your career within an award-winning social enterprise that aims to transform the education system.
  • A supportive and encouraging environment in which to grow your skills and knowledge.
  • £28,000 per year.
  • Flexible working hours and arrangements.
  • 25 days annual leave per year plus one long weekend (in addition to usual bank holidays) per half term.


Unit 307, Colourworks, Abbot Street, London, E8 3DL

To apply, please download this application form, complete it, and email to


Deadline for applications: 12th April

First interview (over the phone): Week beginning 13th April

Second interview (in person): Week beginning 20th April

Notification of decision: 27th April

Job start date: June or September

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