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Free Range Families education officer (temporary)

Organisation description

Jubilee is a Christian environmental and agricultural organisation founded in 2017. We practice and promote care farming, community-supported agriculture (CSA), and conservation education and engagement. As a Community Benefit Society, we are a cooperative enterprise working for the benefit of both a geographical community of all backgrounds and beliefs – the town of Larne and surrounding area – and a community of interest, the Christian church. For more information visit

Project description

Our Free Range Families (FRF) project is a Grow Wild-funded community conservation initiative that will will connect families – household, school, church and community – to each other by connecting them with nature. Free Range Families will focus on recording, understanding and celebrating wild nature through summer workshops, school classes & a BioBlitz, between June and September 2018. Benefits from the project will include improved community and family cohesion, social inclusion, environmental knowledge and biodiversity records.

Role description and requirements

The FRF education officer role will involve:

  • Planning and delivering 13 curriculum-based learning sessions for primary, post-primary and special schools in June and September (52 hours).
  • Planning and delivering 16 summer workshops for children and adults in July and August (64 hours).
  • Assisting with the planning and delivery of Jubilee’s Launch and BioBlitz, 22 – 23 June (20 hours).

Essential criteria:

  • Qualification in an environmental or related subject.
  • Teaching qualification, or willingness to work towards one.
  • A commitment to Jubilee’s Christian ethos.
  • Familiarity with the Northern Ireland curriculum and experience of delivering curriculum-based and/or informal learning sessions.
  • A motivated, flexible and innovative approach to education, able to work independently and as part of a team.

Desirable criteria:

  • Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in an environmental or related subject.
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE).
  • Experience of biodiversity conservation and/or monitoring.

Hourly rate: £10

Weekly work hours and days: Variable

Total number of hours: 136


Please send a 2 page CV as well as 1 page covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role and why you would like it to by 5pm on Tuesday 24th April. The CV must include the details of 2 referees, including the most recent employer. References will be taken from all candidates invited for interviews; referees must be available to submit a reference between 25th April and 1st May. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure any references are submitted in time.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 2nd May. The role will begin on Friday 1st June and finish on Friday 28th September.

For more information contact Dr Jonny Hanson via

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