Thursday, October 29, 2009

Education Officer (Outreach)

Education Officer (Outreach)
From Edinburgh Zoo & The Highland Wildlife Park across Scotland

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), a charity founded in 1909, owns and manages Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park with an annual visitation of around 750,000. The Society is involved in conservation, education and research in Scotland and abroad.

The Society's outreach education work is expanding and a vacancy has arisen for another Outreach Education Officer working within the Animal, Conservation & Education team. This role is to enable delivery of the Society's outreach learning programmes across Scotland and to be part of the Society's Education team communicating to a variety of audiences. This role requires good communication skills and ability to relate to different age and ability groups.

The successful candidate will need to work in close collaboration with others and the post requires flexible working and travel – including some weekends, and time away from home, and is a full time position, 37.5 hours per week.
The successful candidate will preferably have a degree, experience of education delivery/teaching, and/or giving presentations/public speaking, working with diverse age groups and/or working in a visitor attraction, and have a good level of animal / environmental knowledge and excellent customer care.
This role will involve driving and so a current clean driving licence is required.
Salary for this post will be in the region of £15k - £17k p.a. depending on experience.

This post is subject to an enhanced CRB (disclosure) check.

Applications should be received by 5pm on 27th November. Invitation to interview will be by email/phone with interviews on 11th December. Start date by mutual arrangement (January 2010).

For further information please email or phone 0131 314 0324. To apply please send your CV with a completed RZSS application form, available from (work at the Zoo section) marked `Outreach Education Officer' to Stephen Woollard, Education & Interpretation Manager, RZSS, Edinburgh Zoo, 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS.

Our mission is to inspire and excite our visitors with the wonder of living animals, and so to promote the conservation of threatened species and habitats.

The RZSS strives to be an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity SC004064

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