Environmental Education Assistant

  • Job Reference: 00000922-1
  • Date Posted: 19 March 2021
  • Recruiter: Wilderness Foundation UK
  • Location: Chatham Green, Chelmsford
  • Salary: £17,000 to £18,000
  • Sector: Education - Development Assistant
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Contract Type: Part time with not less than 2.5 working days per week
Salary: 18,000 per annum pro-rata

Hours: 0900-1700 Monday to Friday

Closing date: Sunday 18 April 2021 (midnight)

First interview: Via Zoom on the week commencing 26 April 2021

Second interview: Face-to-face on the week commencing 3 May 2021


About Wilderness Foundation UK

Established in South Africa in 1956, the Wilderness Foundation has taken 40,000 people into the wild.

The purpose of the Foundation is to prepare and educate for the future. We believe that nature and wild spaces are of incalculable value not just to maintain biodiversity and wildlife but for human wellbeing. All our projects and programmes have the same basis – to connect people to nature for wellbeing benefits, mental, spiritual and physical – and to teach people in turn to care for nature into the future by teaching Leave no Trace Ethics, respect and understanding of our impact on a web of life.

Registered Charity No: 1118493 (England and Wales) SC041697 (Scotland)


Environmental Education - Chatham Green Project

The Chatham Green Project engages nearly 6,000 children a year, our aim is to inspire young minds to respect and want to care for our natural world.

This is an opportunity for you to work in nature, teaching young people about the wonders of nature and biodiversity. We also have access to 400 acres of mixed woods, arable farming, meadows and water. We encourage our groups to understand food, farming and the balances needed to feed a growing population, whilst caring for the natural environment. We are also running climate change workshops which are offered in school but also on site.


What will you be doing? 

We need a new member of the team that will be supporting the Education Officer through delivery of the education programmes, co-organise events and activities. Provide reports and information for the education officer as and when required and contribute to team and organisations work.

We offer environmental education day visits and leaders typically deliver sessions to classes of 30 young people and their school teachers/adults. We need a new member our team to lead these outdoor environmental education workshops for school groups. You will be expected to deliver environmental workshops e.g. this may be pond dipping, bug hunting, nature walks, the wonders of bees, biodiversity, climate change, den building or even nature art. The workshops are focused on the environment and are curriculum linked.


We are looking for someone with knowledge of the natural world and national curriculum. We are looking for someone that could deliver workshops on environmental issues and climate change. With up-to-date knowledge on Climate Action and sustainability. We need someone that is practically minded and can bring workshops and lessons to life by bringing them out of the classroom and getting their hands dirty and making a difference in their local communities. You need to be comfortable working in the outdoors with children and ready to engage them outdoors with everything nature has to offer.

We are looking for someone with experience of working with young people, leading groups or classes. We are also looking for someone with experience and enjoyment of working outdoors with young people, having an interest and knowledge of the natural world. Ideally with a qualification in environmental sciences, conservation or similar.


This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure check and reference check.