Education Officer

The Ecology Centre is looking for a creative, enthusiastic person with a passion for the outdoors and a commitment to working with young people in engaging and empowering ways. The Education Officer post is a great opportunity to work within a well-respected team to deliver inspiring outdoor and environmental education. Our Education officers work 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 young people from all different backgrounds.

The post holder should have 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.

Closing date for applications to this post is 5pm on Tuesday 5th June.  Interviews will be held on Tuesday 26th June.  The interview process will assess aspects of presentation style, creativity in lesson 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.

How to Apply

To apply for this post, please send a CV with dates and reasons for leaving previous roles, the names and contact details of 2 referees and a covering letter including descriptions of:

  • Your approach to working with young people with ‘challenging behaviour’.
  • A time you have inspired someone through your delivery of educational activities.
  • Your environmental interests.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 26th June 2018. The interview process for this post will involve the delivery of an activity to a group of primary school pupils, a panel interview and two interview exercises to allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of native nature and your creative thinking when session planning. These will be done in a supportive, fun environment; we fully expect that candidates will have a range of strengths and weaknesses across the areas we will be assessing.

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Key Information


£19,000 - £21,000


The Ecology Centre




Full Time


Mid Level


Biodiversity, Biology, Climate Change, Communication, Conservation, Ecology, Education, Environment, Marine Conservation, Nature & Wildlife, Workshop & Practical Skills


Kinghorn Loch, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.

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