Education Officer

Urban Biodiversity CIC
Agriculture, Animals & Plant Resources, Charities and Social Enterprise, Education & Training
Newquay, Cornwall
Salary Details
£20,000 - £24,000
Hours of work
Job Type
Closing Date
Passionate and dynamic Education Officer required to design and deliver innovative outdoor practical skills training programme. Delivered in a unique outdoor setting focusing on horticulture, permaculture, wood work and employability skills

Job Description

The Education Officer is responsible for all aspects of the educational programme run through Newquay Community Orchard. This includes developing schemes of work, lesson plans and delivering Laser accredited qualifications. You will also be assisting with the promotion of the educational programme to target audiences through leaflets, newsletters, websites, and in some cases, social media.

Must possess a high level of motivation with a passion for creating an environmentally conscious community through education.

You'll be surrounded by inspirational and passionate people who are delivering a cutting edge and ground breaking project to Cornwall.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop the 'Practical Outdoor Internship' programme to be delivered at Newquay Community Orchard
  • Design lesson plans, schedules of work and content for Laser accredited qualifications from Entry Level 3 to Level 2.
  • Deliver outdoor based alternative education to a range of participants, including those on a current EHC Plan
  • Manage participant engagement including pastoral care and assist with the administration of the programme.
  • Deliver Information, Advice and Guidance as part of the internship programme.
  • Promote and work in line with the safeguarding and health and safety and policies and procedures
  • Liaise with colleagues and key contacts on the design and delivery of educational programmes
  • Communicate effectively in schools, at events, or to community groups on the work of Urban Biodiversity and our educational aims
  • Recruit, supervise and work with volunteers in delivering educational programmes
  • Generate sustainable income for projects through fundraising activities, investigating and bidding for external funding
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of delivered events and activity and write reports for funding bodies and the Urban Biodiversity board
  • Manage budgets for projects and educational programmes
  • Carry out risk assessments and ensure the safety and protection of all participants in education activity

Personal Attributes:

  • Highly organised with great time management skills
  • Confident and innovative teacher and presenter
  • Good IT skills with an ability to quickly learn and utilise new technology
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced startup environment
  • Passionate about the environment and have a keen interest in ecology, sustainability, permaculture, and horticulture, or have a keen willingness to learn

Sound like you? Please apply with your CV and cover letter by Friday August 17th 2018.

Company Description

Urban Biodiversity is a recently formed Community Interest Company that aims to reduce social deprivation by developing underused urban sites into places that offer community benefit and a fair chance for all. Working with local communities we aim to create high quality, low impact, urban spaces that provide social inclusion, environmental education, training and employability opportunities, food security, community events and affordable organic produce. Our activities empower local communities with the skills and opportunities to improve their surroundings for the betterment of their health and wellbeing, and for the betterment of their natural environment.

Through our multi award winning flagship site Newquay Community Orchard we are showing how the solutions to these aims are intrinsically linked.

Newquay Community Orchard is a multifunctional community space designed to improve people’s perception on the environment; provide education; mental health therapy; food security; community events; and develop environmentally sustainable economic growth. The orchard is set in 7 acres of land in the heart of Newquay and currently under construction to provide wildlife areas, woodland, community growing space, amphitheatres, and a community building and café.

The ideal candidate will be driven, self-motivated and keen to develop our relationship with the community and beyond. You should be passionate about education and have a keen interest in ecology, sustainability, permaculture, and horticulture, or have a keen willingness to learn.

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