Learning Assistant (Creating Natural Connections)
Part time – 21 hours per week
Cumbernauld / Home based
Salary: £11,094 per annum/ £18,491.20 pro rata.
For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. It also manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
The vision of Creating Natural Connections is to put people and nature at the heart of Cumbernauld’s future. With mounting evidence on the impacts of lockdown on young people, we’re looking for an inspiring Learning Assistant who can deliver formal and informal environmental education and events to young people within our Young Persons workstream.
Within this role you will:
- Deliver environmental education activities for under 18s and families, through schools, local community groups and public events to raise awareness of Cumbernauld’s wildlife and outdoor spaces.
- Organise and deliver local group visits in Cumbernauld’s greenspaces.
- Be responsible for learning resources on a day to day basis, ensuring all equipment and materials are in good condition.
- Assist in the development of new educational resources.
- Assist in monitoring the quality and effectiveness of engagement activities.
- Build relationships with key educational contacts and engage in general advocacy for the project amongst the local community
We are seeking someone with the following skills and experience:
- HNC/HND in environment, education or community engagement or the equivalent experience.
- Experience of delivering formal or informal learning experiences.
- A passion for nature, especially in urban areas.
- Excellent knowledge of health and safety issues relating to outdoor activities with young people and volunteers.
- The ability to use a range of software packages including Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
- Highly organised, self-motivated and enjoys working and communicating with others.
If you can inspire and motivate people to take positive action for wildlife, we’d love to hear from you, apply via Netowrx here!
The closing date for this role is 18 May 2011
Interviews will be held wc 24 May 2021