Sessional Education Officer

Sessional Education Officer

The Ecology Centre is looking for a creative, enthusiastic person with a passion for the outdoors and a commitment to working with children in engaging and empowering ways. This sessional post is a great opportunity to work within a well-respected team to deliver inspiring outdoor and environmental activities, focusing on supporting pre-school age children and their adults.

We work at our lochside site and in areas around Fife to connect young people to nature for the benefit of both. We work in some of the most deprived areas in Fife and are passionate about including people from all different backgrounds.

We are looking for someone with a confident presentation style; empathy; a love of nature; personal resilience and the ability to respond to challenging situations with humour.  The Education Officer role can be a challenging one; the ability to think on your feet is a clear advantage. It is, however, an extremely rewarding role that allows the post-holder to work with vulnerable young people to build their confidence and capacities in an outdoor environment.

The post will be sessional for 7 months, based on a salary of £12 per hour, initially working up to 7 hours per week. There may be opportunities for the post holder to deliver more Education work and support wider centre activities on a flexible basis. Candidates who are interested in additional hours should note this in their covering letter.

The interview process will assess aspects of presentation style, creativity in session planning and knowledge of native nature. Prospective candidates should not, however, feel that they need to be consistently strong across all these elements, as training will be provided.

Successful applicants will be registered with Disclosure Scotland’s Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme.

Download the Job Description and Equal Opportunities form using the links below.

Job Description

Equal Opportunities Form

Please send your CV and covering letter and equal opportunities form to admin@theecologycentre.org by Monday 18th March.

For more information about The Ecology Centre and our work, visit www.theecologycentre.org.