Education Assistant (Volunteer)

Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Volunteer • Part Time 01688 302620 Pippa Garrard

Sectors: environmental education, marine conservation

Closing date: Monday, 25th February 2019   4 days left

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) are looking for an enthusiastic individual to assist with the delivery of our successful schools programme, Hebridean Marine Explorers, providing authentic and inspirational education activities that drive effective and successful conservation.


  • Support the delivery of HWDT’s schools programme, including classroom visits, field-trips and floating classroom sessions on board our research yacht Silurian.
  • Assist with the preparation of school visits to ensure HWDT provides a quality service.
  • Monitor and keep records during and after session delivery, i.e. pupil numbers, teacher feedback and photographic consent to support evaluation.
  • Help publicise and promote HWDT’s schools programme to an external audience, taking photographs where appropriate and contributing to news items for HWDT’s website.
  • Work independently to create and deliver a new workshop for our schools programme, disseminating key findings from HWDT's research.  

Full job description here.


Monday 25th March - Friday 11th October 2019 (start date non-negotiable due to essential training week).

This role requires volunteer support 22.5 hours per week, flexible. This includes some weekends, occasional evenings and four week-long education trips away from Tobermory.


Please send a covering letter and CV outlining why you are applying for the opportunity to Pippa Garrard, at

Application deadline is Monday 25th February, 12 noon. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Skype interview on Thursday 28th February 2019.

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