North West Highlands Geopark
North West Highlands Geopark

Charity registered in Scotland SC046510

The North West Highlands Geopark Ltd is a community Company and a Charity which manages the North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark. We develop and deliver projects and programmes with a focus on geo-heritage conservation, environmental education, responsible tourism, and telling the story of the landscape and its people. The vision of the Charity is for the North West Highlands to become a thriving and sustainable rural economy working with local people to conserve and capitalise on the geological heritage of the Geopark in partnership with local government, relevant agencies and local businesses.

Current vacancies

Education & Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • North West Sutherland
  • Closing 25th August 2022

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to fill the post of ACT Geopark Education & Engagement Officer - to work with communities in the Geopark to engage them with the ACT Geopark programme and climate action activities. This is an important opportunity to work closely with the Geopark Manager, Geopark Geologist, North West Sutherland schools, communities in the North West Highlands Geopark and visitors to involve them in the ACT Geopark (Access, Connect & Take-part in the Geopark) programme.

The Act Geopark programme will deliver a suite of projects over a three-year period to help people access, connect with, and take part in UNESCO Global Geopark activities. The main outputs of the program will be educational enrichment for school age children, a young geologist's club, a marine heritage 'blue route' and a pilgrim's trail. Alongside these we will work with artists and makers to communicate the significance of the region's geological heritage to a wider audience than ever before, helping communities and visitors to form deeper connections with their landscapes through arts and science communication.

Person specification summary:

  • A degree in a Geo-science subject
  • Understanding of the Geoheritage of the North West Highlands region
  • Experience of working with young people
  • Community engagement experience
  • Driving licence or access to transport essential
  • Willingness to have Disclosure Scotland checks
  • Willingness to work occasional weekends and evenings
  • Willingness to travel to meetings and stay overnight occasionally
  • Ability to speak/understanding of Gaelic is desirable