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Education Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,000
  • Kinghorn, Fife
  • Closing 4th June 2023

  • Advertised from 19th May 2023
  • up to 37 hours per week (Flexible) term-time only, £24,000 pro rata


A rare opportunity has become available for a permanent, enthusiastic Education Officer at The Ecology Centre. Hours are flexible between 30-37 per week, with a salary of £24,000 pro rata.

The Ecology Centre is an established, award winning charity and social enterprise which was established in 1998 and moved into a new environmentally friendly building on the banks of Kinghorn Loch in 2015. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to work outdoors with young people from diverse backgrounds. The postholder will be registered with Disclosure Scotland’s Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme.

The Ecology Centre is an inclusive, community-led charity. We inspire positive change through directly connecting people and the natural environment for the benefit of both. We have a small staff team who work efficiently and effectively to deliver the essential services the charity offers. Knowing the difference that we make to people’s lives makes the Centre a rewarding place to work. The variety of projects that we run and people involved create an interesting and ever-varied workplace.

The Ecology Centre’s Education programme is well established and respected. It includes delivery of outdoor and environmental education at The Ecology Centre site and throughout Fife; Climate Change education; Forest School sessions; Forest and Outdoor Leadership Awards (FOLA); supported volunteering; nature nurture sessions; outdoor play projects and CPD sessions. We deliver to a wide range of school and community groups from pre-school age to teenagers and adults.

Normal working days will be between Mondays and Fridays, with some occasional evening and weekend work required under The Ecology Centre’s Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) system.

This role is currently term-time only with the possibility of overtime through the school holidays where needed.

Application notes

You should submit an application form with reference to the job description and person specification.

All applications should be submitted to Liz Corke (Education Manager) by email ( by the closing date of 5pm on Sunday, 4th June.

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday the 12th June with a potential additional practical session with a group on Wedensday the 14th June at the Ecology Centre, Kinghorn Loch, Kinghorn, KY3 9YG.

If you would like to have an informal conversation about this role, please get in touch with Liz directly by email.