Environmental Education Officer / Lead Project Worker

Environmental Education Officer / Lead Project Worker

Full-Time – 37.5 hours per week or Job share 2-3 days per week

If you are looking for a meaningful job, a caring, progressive work environment and an opportunity to reach your fullest potential, consider a career with the YMCA.

We are seeking individuals who are inspired by playing an important role in changing people's lives and therefore communities. We are all about creating inspirational pathways and opportunities, opening doors and welcoming all to get involved and make a positive difference. Working for us means helping children, young people and adults of all levels of ability and from all walks of life, to reach their full potential.

As Environmental Education Officer you will be responsible for the co-ordination and development of environmental education for schools and community groups. This will include developing curriculum and non-curriculum based sessions that will engage children, young people and adults in their local natural environment. The post holder is also responsible for communication with schools and delivering sessions.

The post holder will deliver and support a range of environmental education programmes, with a focus on people, place and wildlife. The key programme being a volunteer conservation group, the post holder will have a sound knowledge of practical habitat management skills, practical conservation, and a desire to share this with a wide range of volunteers. The post holder will also facilitate a volunteer led field visit programme and work with schools and community groups, with the opportunity to develop new projects through contract opportunities and funding applications.

The main duties will include:

  • Develop sessions and schemes of work to suit specific schools and community groups. This will include projects such as Science Outside the classroom curriculum enhancement programme and Habitat Heroes outdoor education sessions.
  • Undertake risk assessments for outdoor learning sessions and activities ensuring activities are safe and appropriately resourced.
  • Work with youth and community groups to support access of hard to reach groups' participation in the programme.
  • Be responsible for maintenance and upkeep of departmental resources including tools.
  • Supervision of trainees and volunteers.
  • Liaise with BEES staff team and volunteers to ensure programme delivery takes advantage of skills and resources within the Department.
  • To monitor and deliver programmes within the given budgets.

To the successful candidate we offer:

  • 28 days annual leave (Pro rata) (including Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible working environment
  • Opportunities to apply for other internal roles
  • An opportunity to work for a company who offer on-going development within your role. 

The post holder must be aware of equal opportunity principles and comply with the YMCA Bradford equal opportunity procedures.


Closing date: 29th January 2020 9:00am
Hours: 37.5
Salary: £20,430 - £22,000 FTE
Salary Frequency: Per annum
Further details available at: http://www.bees-ymca.org.uk/
This job is connected with: YMCA Bradford