Education & Engagement Officer

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

  • Advertised from 15th July 2022
  • Plus expenses. A fixed term 3-year contract starting ASAP until July 2025


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

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Closing date for applications: 25th August 2022

Shortlist date: 7th September 2022

Interview date: 14th September 2022

For further information please contact:

Discussion and questions are welcome before the closing date."