Education Officer

The Ecology Centre

A rare opportunity has become available for a permanent, enthusiastic Education Officer
at The Ecology Centre. Hours are flexible between 30-37 per week
, with a salary of £24,000 pro

The Ecology Centre is an established, award winning charity and social enterprise which was
established in 1998 and moved into a new environmentally friendly building on the banks of
Kinghorn Loch in 2015. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to work outdoors with
young people from diverse backgrounds. The postholder will be registered with Disclosure
Scotland’s Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme.

The Ecology Centre is an inclusive, community-led charity. We inspire positive change through
directly connecting people and the natural environment for the benefit of both. We have a small
staff team who work efficiently and effectively to deliver the essential services the charity
offers. Knowing the difference that we make to people’s lives makes the Centre a rewarding
place to work. The variety of projects that we run and people involved create an interesting
and ever-varied workplace.

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

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.

Job purpose

  • To develop, plan and organise outdoor learning experiences.
  • To deliver inspirational, inclusive education sessions.
  • To carry out relevant administration tasks.
  • To monitor and evaluate the work carried out.

To apply for this post, please complete the application form. CV and covering letters will not
be accepted.

You should submit an application form with reference to the job description and person
specification (attached). All applications should be submitted to Liz Corke (Education Manager) by email
([email protected]) by the closing date of
5pm on Sunday, 4th June.

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday the 12th June with a potential additional practical
session with a group on Wednesday the 14th June at the Ecology Centre, Kinghorn Loch, Kinghorn, KY3

If you would like to have an informal conversation about this role, please get in touch with Liz
directly by email.

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