Environmental Education Officer

Job Vacancy | Groundwork South

 Thames Valley

Location: Iver Environment Centre (IEC), Slough Road, Iver Heath SL0 0EB and Denham Country Park, Denham Court Drive, Denham, Uxbridge, UB9 5PG
Contract: Fixed Term – April 2024 – October 2024
Salary: £19,500 per annum (FTE £24,375/£12.50 per hour) 
Hours: 30hrs per week (excluding an unpaid lunch break) to be worked between 9am-5pm on a Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday

Not-for-profit organisation Groundwork South have an exciting opportunity to connect people to nature at Iver Environment Centre – near Uxbridge and Slough.

Summary of role: Come and join our successful team at Iver Environment Centre.  IEC is located within a stunning 2.5-acre rural site between Slough and Uxbridge. Though only a mile from Uxbridge underground station and on the number 3 bus route from Slough, our centre is a refuge from everyday life. With bee hives, several dipping ponds a mosaic of habitats, attractive gathering spaces and a fabulous play area, we are the perfect place to share your enthusiasm for the outdoors. Iver Environment Centre connects people to nature through school visits from predominantly primary aged children (4-11 years) along with family fun days, drop off holiday activities for children and activities for community groups.

We are looking for someone who is inspired by enthusing others and genuinely enjoys engaging children with nature to join us as an Environmental Education Officer. The Environmental Education Officer will support with visiting school trips and deliver fun educational activities connecting families to nature at Iver Environment Centre (IEC), with some work at Denham Country Park. The successful candidate will deliver birthday parties engaging children with the outdoors through pond dipping, minibeast hunting, den building, fire lighting and crafts. They will also assist with our ecology and bushcraft-based programme for schools along with family days, early years mornings and our popular drop off activity days for children aged 7- 11 yrs.

The Environmental Education Officer will be enthusiastic, creative and committed, with previous experience of working with children (a variety of settings will be considered) and an interest in the natural world. You should be a good communicator with excellent organisational and time management skills. In return you will receive training and networking opportunities including accredited qualifications in first aid and food hygiene.

Zero hours or Annualised hours contracts are also available!

For key requirements of the role please see the personal specification attached to the Job Description on our website.

In return we offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 25 days per annum plus public holidays
  • Health Cash Plan and 24-hour online access to a GP
  • PERKS scheme – such as discounted gym membership and shopping discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme – including mental health helpline and face to face counselling.
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work and pension contributions
  • Family friendly policies to support work/life balance with time off in lieu for out of hours activities
  • Business travel expenses

We are a creative, committed and enthusiastic organisation with a great track record of project development, fundraising and delivery, so there are always opportunities to grow and develop your role within our friendly team.

Groundwork South

Groundwork South works with communities across the south of England to transform their lives and the places where they live. We have been at the forefront of social and environmental regeneration for over 25 years, and today we have a simple mission: to create better places, improve people’s prospects, and promote greener living and working.

We are passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny, and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances. This vision drives the work that we do. Each year we deliver over 100 innovative projects, tackling the biggest issues facing our communities and creating real and lasting, positive change.

Apply now!

Download the Job Application pack below:

Application_Form-Environmental-Education-Officer-2024

Job Description – FTC Environmental Education Officer JD and person spec 2024 Feb

How_To_Apply

Please send your completed application form, quoting reference ‘EDO24’ to recruitment.south@groundwork.org.uk

For further information and to discuss the role please contact Katy Barton on 01895 270730 or email at katy.barton@groundwork.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 12th March 2024
Interview date: Interview date: 18th March 2024 (in person at Iver Environment Centre)

 

Appointment to this role is subject to an enhanced records check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

 Groundwork South is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.