Seasonal Education Officer
Seasonal Education Officer – Remuneration £22,250+ pa (pro rata)
An exciting opportunity to work with our education team. The successful applicant will participate in aspects of the Aigas Ranger Training Scheme and a shadowing period with the education team. You will then deliver environmental education to children and adults at Aigas Field Centre, in school grounds, and in green spaces across the Highlands of Scotland. You will contribute to the creation of educational activities which engage learners with diverse needs and interests. As well as assisting with office administration, you will be responsible for our social media output. You will also assist the Aigas Field Centre ranger team with guiding and wildlife projects, including regular evening shifts and occasional early morning starts.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate
Relevant experience planning and delivering environmental education in an outdoor environment.
An inclusive attitude to working with neurodivergent people.
Excellent customer care.
Motivation to learn about the natural environment of the Highlands.
Motivation to improve and develop their teaching and professional skills.
Ability to work outdoors in a wide range of weather conditions while being responsible for others.
Confidence working and groups of all ages.
A creative approach to engaging children with environmental issues.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong IT skills, including the use of Microsoft 365, Canva, and key social media platforms.
Understanding of the Scottish education system and Curriculum for Excellence.
Having a relevant environmental degree, e.g. ecology, geography, zoology.
Training Dates: 6th February – 25th March 2023.
Shadowing Dates: 26th March – 21st April 2023.
Employment Dates: 22nd April – 30th November 2023.
To apply, please send up your CV and a cover letter to email@example.com with your name in the subject line e.g. [YOUR NAME]: Seasonal Education Officer 2023. You will receive an automatic reply with a list of questions, please reply to this with the answers. If we do not receive these three things – CV, cover letter, and questionnaire answers – we will not be able to consider your application.
Closing date: Monday 31st October 2022.
Initial interviews: to be conducted over the phone from 7th November 2022.
Formal interviews: to be held at Aigas in the week commencing 5th December 2022.
Naturedays is the project title for environmental education work carried out by The Aigas Trust. Based at Aigas Field Centre, just 20 minutes west of Inverness, we have access to a myriad habitats and native wildlife. We work with people of any age, background, or ability, offering inclusive opportunities to learn and have fun in the outdoors. Many of our sessions are linked to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, while others are driven by the interests of our staff and participants. Explore the website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about Naturedays.