Charity registered in Scotland SC046510
This is an important opportunity for a dynamic and hardworking individual to step into a leadership role with the North West Highlands Geopark Ltd, a Company and a Charity with the Vision for “the North West Highlands to become a thriving and sustainable rural economy capitalising on the assets and people of the Geopark in partnership with local government, relevant agencies and local businesses.”
The postholder will have overall operational responsibility for delivering the organisation’s business plan, managing the ACT Geopark programme and developing partnerships and projects that will strengthen and grow the Charity’s impact.
They will manage contractors and volunteers and any staff who are appointed to the team and facilitate the effective working of the Board of the organisation.
North West Highlands Geopark standard terms and conditions of employment apply.
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.
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