Education Assistant

Field Studies Council

Orielton, Pembrokeshire

Volunteer • Full or Part Time 01646623920 Steph Price

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Sunday, 24th May 2020  

Why we want you:

This role is based at Orielton Field Centre and will involve:

  • Assisting in preparation for school groups varying in age from KS2 to A Level in geography, biology and environmental science.
  • Supporting with activities for visitors such as team games, campfires, pond dipping, bush craft and environmental activities.
  • Supporting the Education Team with resource preparation, kit organisation, getting classrooms and centre grounds ready for visiting groups.
  • Assisting in maintaining and developing our centre grounds and gardens.
  • Taking an active role in biodiversity recording e.g. moth and butterfly surveys and rocky shore transects. 

What's in it for you? :

  • This is an amazing opportunity to gain environmental education/ conservation experience with one of the country's leading environmental education charities.
  • Accommodation (if desired) and meals for the duration of your times with us.
  • Education observation and some teaching experience opportunities with support from our tutors.
  • Opportunity to live and work in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
  • Conservation and nature habitat building experience on our centre grounds. 

What we are looking for:

  • You should have a pleasant manner and good communication skills- being able to relate well to centre staff, volunteers and our full range of customers.
  • Experience of working with young people and/or experience of working in a conservation environment would also be beneficial. 

Further details:

In relation to employment legislation you will be considered a 'voluntary' worker, and as such the role is unpaid. However, board and lodging may be provided free of charge during the period in which you remain a volunteer and you will be reimbursed for any reasonable expenses that you necessarily incur in the carrying out of your voluntary role.

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