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Project Officer (Education)

SALARY:        £7,336.40 - £8,630.80 (FTE £18,681 - £21,989)   

CONTRACT:  Fixed term to March 2019 


LOCATION: Iver Environment Centre (IEC), Slough Road, Iver Heath SL0 0EB

REF:  IEO                                                

Groundwork South is committed to transforming people’s lives and places through social, economic and environmental action. In terms of development and delivery of these projects we work across three business themes, Parks & Open Spaces, Youth & Employment and Greener Living & Working.

IEC Education Officer

Come and join our very popular and successful team at Iver Environment Centre. IEC is located within a stunning 4.5 rural acre site between Slough and Uxbridge. We offer a range of educational visits to primary aged children (4-11 years) aimed at reconnecting them with the great outdoors. Our education days include many fun and engaging activities such as pond dipping, butter making, den building and nature crafts to name but a few.

We are looking for a dynamic Education Officer who can run an exciting and engaging education day. You should be have at least two years of experience delivering environmental education and a track record of excellence. You should be a good communicator with excellent organisational and time management skills.

Key Tasks

  • Ensure all resources set out correctly before schools arrive
  • Deliver content with energy
  • Co-ordinate timings with colleagues if delivering to more than 30 children
  • Obtain feedback from visiting schools
  • Ensure all resources stowed away at the end of the day in their appropriate places
  • Assist with bookings and other admin tasks
  • Engage in the development of new sessions
  • Collect information to aid reporting
  • Assist with weekend parties where possible

You must be prepared to work outdoors in all weathers.

In return we offer:

  • Full training in the sessions you will be expected to deliver
  • First aid training
  • Safeguarding training.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced Check with Lists from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Groundwork South’s Working with Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy supports staff in putting into practice our commitment to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18.

A job application pack can be downloaded below. For more information regarding the post please contact Ruth Shelton on 01895 270730 or

CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response. Application forms should be returned to Laura Dyke, Business Support Administrator at or post to Riverside Community Centre, Dickens Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2JY.

Closing date: 11th July 2018

Interview date: Wednesday 18th July 2018


Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

How to Apply

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. To demonstrate our commitment we have been awarded the Disability Symbol, which is awarded by the Employment Service. We guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the post. If you consider yourself to have a disability and would like to apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme please complete the Guaranteed Interview Scheme form (at the top of our current vacancies page) and submit this with your application.

We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability. sexuality, religion or age.