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Erasmus+ European Voluntary Service Vacancy - Education

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Town/City Ta' Xbiex
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 06/04/2018
Company Name BirdLife Malta
Contact Name Sarah Brady
Telephone +35621347655
Email education@birdlifemalta.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Application Details

Dates: 2nd May 2018 – 31st January 2019 (fixed dates)

Costs: Voluntary positions, but all living costs will be covered and accommodation provided.

BirdLife Malta is looking for a new full-time voluntary assistant to join their international team protecting birds and their habitats and inspiring and educating people about birds and nature in the Maltese Islands. The volunteer assistant will be based in our offices and at our nature reserves in Malta. Those who have previously participated in the Erasmus+ European Voluntary Service (EVS) scheme are NOT eligible to apply for these positions.

Are you:

  • Aged 18-30
  • Living in one of the programme or partner countries listed on www.erasmusplus.org.uk/participating-countries
  • Outgoing, friendly, keen to meet new people, socialise and experience a different culture
  • A great communicator interested in inspiring & educating people about birds and the natural world
  • Knowledgeable about environmental education and have experience of school systems and working with teachers
  • Experienced in conducting research
  • Willing to develop administration, work prioritising, numeracy and people skills
  • Willing to learn and having an adaptable work attitude commensurate with the needs of a charitable organisational structure including working flexible and occasional long hours
  • Physically fit (for essential fieldwork)
  • Preferably possess a valid driving licence

The EVS programme will provide you:

  • Accommodation in a shared room near our premises in Ta’ Xbiex
  • Coverage of all living costs such as electricity, water, gas and internet
  • Reimbursement of the flight and other transport costs (bus, train, metro, visa), up to a certain limit
  • €300 monthly allowance
  • Private CIGNA insurance

Description of duties:

There is the opportunity for the volunteer to gain a wide range of experience and skills across the organisation. Specific duties for this position are as follows:

  • Oversee data collection and contribute to research projects which investigate children’s relationship with nature
  • Contribute to evaluation processes to determine the effectiveness of BirdLife Malta’s environmental education programmes
  • Work with pilot schools testing new environmental education activities and investigating the impact on children and teachers who participate.
  • Assist with developing teacher training programmes in collaboration with our secondary schools teacher.
  • Assist with green schools initiative aimed at greening school grounds to provide children’s regular contact with nature and support teachers in using outdoor classrooms.

Please download and fill in the application form.

Completed applications should be returned to education@birdlifemalta.org with subject: Application for EVS Assistant together with an updated CV. Please note that CVs without the application form filled in will not be considered.

We highly recommend that you visit our website on www.birdlifemalta.org for further information before applying. The position is funded by Erasmus+.

Applications close on 6th April 2018. Telephone/Skype interviews will take place shortly afterwards.

Please note that incomplete and/or late applications will not be taken into consideration.

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