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Current Vacancies

Education Officer

The Ecology Centre’s Education programme is well established and respected. It includes delivery of outdoor and environmental education at The Ecology Centre site and throughout Fife; Climate Change education; Forest School sessions; Forest and Outdoor Leadership Awards (FOLA); supported volunteering; nature nurture sessions; outdoor play projects and CPD sessions. We deliver to a wide range of school and community groups from pre-school age to teenagers and adults.

Normal working days will be between Mondays and Fridays, with some occasional evening and weekend work required under The Ecology Centre’s Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) system.

This role is currently term-time only with the possibility of overtime through the school holidays where needed.

To apply for this post, please complete the application form. CV and covering letters will not be accepted. The closing date for applications is Sunday 4th June at midnight.

Interviews will be held on Monday 12th June at The Ecology Centre. You may also be invited back to deliver a practical session with a group of young people on Wednesday the 14th of June. If this is likely to be an issue please let us know when applying.  

The Ecology Centre, Kinghorn Loch, Burntisland, UK


24,000 pro rata (term time only)

Flexible between 30 and 37 hours per week

General Manager

As the General Manager (GM) of The Ecology Centre, you'll have the opportunity to make a real difference and impact at an operational level or the benefit of the community and the environment. You will take a strategic lead in developing and sustaining the organisation's community-facing services, activities, volunteering, fundraising, and external partnerships, working closely with the Board of Trustees and our membership base. Building on our current strengths, you will lead our competent staff team and the growing number of volunteers to deliver a wide range of grant-funded projects and income-generating activities, including but not limited to, trading from The Nest Café and the employability pipeline in Fife.
Drawing inspiration from our vision, you will instil a sense of purpose and direction for the future, clarifying the organisation’s objectives and inspiring staff to embody our core values. Working collaboratively with the management team, you will be responsible for the overall organisational and program development and preparing reports for the Board of Trustees.
You will support the staff team, encouraging continuous learning and development and ensuring they have the necessary skills and knowledge to meet present and future challenges. You will be committed to the highest standards of operational delivery and will empower trust by delivering objectives in a reliable and professional manner, promoting harmony by understanding and responding to the needs of Centre staff and acting as an important bridge between day-to-day operations and the activities and needs of the Board of Trustees.

As GM, you will be directly responsible for sustainability in all its forms (including, but not limited to, environmental, commercial and reputational) understanding this as an opportunity, driver and risk to the Centre’s successful achievement of its aims. You will be responsible for the profitable operation of the business, both through development and delivery of a robust pipeline of fundraising applications, and through contribution to the strategic vision towards - and delivery of - activities to promote organic growth of non-restricted funds.

To achieve success, you will also build and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with relevant bodies, education institutions, local networks, and other environmental organisations across the United Kingdom, including Project Seagrass and WWF.

The Ecology Centre, Kinghorn loch, Burntisland, UK



37 Hours per week


Voluntary Role
Supporting our Board of Trustee with the strategic development of the organisation, with a focus on finance
Meetings take place every 6 weeks on a Thursday night via Teams
Ad-Hoc Working Groups when required

The Ecology Centre, Kinghorn Loch, Burntisland, UK


Minimal 2 hours per month

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