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Outdoor Learning Leader

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Scotland (East) - UK, Scotland (Central) - UK
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Mid Level
Deadline 27/11/2023
Company Name earth calling
Contact Name Angus Egan
Email info@earthcalling.org
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Job Description:

Earth Calling are a leading provider of inspirational, hands-on environmental education; nationally recognised, bespoke grounds development and wildlife fun and experiences for young people.

For the past 25 years Earth Calling has been dedicated to imparting profound wildlife experiences for children, fostering an enduring love and understanding for their natural and wild places. Through interactive, hands-on experiences we strive to cultivate a generation of passionate stewards committed to safeguarding our planets diverse ecosystems and the creatures within them.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Outdoor Learning Leader to join our team, specializing in educational activities in and around wild places in the Edinburgh area. The primary responsibilities of the role are to oversee and facilitate after-school wildlife clubs, fostering a love for nature and the outdoors in young learners, assist in our outdoor teaching sessions and our grounds/conservation projects.

Key responsibilities

Design and implement engaging outdoor learning sessions that promote wildlife education, conservation and encourage children to embrace their local wild spaces.

Lead and supervise groups of students during outdoor activities ensuring their safety and fostering a positive and fun learning environment

Develop hands on experiences in natural environments

Organise and coordinate logistics for off school trips to local wild areas, ensuring adherence to health and safety protocols

Foster a sense of environmental stewardship and appreciation of nature through experiential activities and workshops

Collaborate with school staff, parents and community members to promote the benefits of outdoor learning and wildlife appreciation


A suitable degree in related fields preferred but not essential

Prior experience working with children in an outdoor/wild setting

Prior experience with working in a team

Strong knowledge of local wildlife, ecosystems and conservation principles

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and inspire young learners

Ability to lead and manage groups effectively, ensuring a safe and enriching learning environment

Ability to implement and deliver a left field approach to learning

This position offers a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of young learners, fostering a deeper connection with nature and wildlife while promoting environmental awareness and stewardship in a fun and adventurous way.

Hours 22+ hours per week (15 of these will be after school clubs)

Hourly rate £14 per hour

We are equal opportunities employer. We are committed to workplace diversity and there is a place  in our team for everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion (or belief), gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity or sexual orientation.

If you’re interested, then please email us: info@earthcalling.org

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