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The Mammal Society is seeking an Education and Training Officer to help develop and deliver a programme of education and training activities and partnerships that delivers on the vision and mission of the Mammal Society.
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The Mammal Society is seeking an Education and Trainng Officer to help develop and deliver a programme of education and training activities and partnerships that delivers on the vision and mission of the Mammal Society.

Permanent, Full Time | Starting Salary: £24,000 per annum

Place of Work: Home, with a minimum of four face-to-face team meetings (at different locations around the UK, sometimes involving overnight stays) for which travel expenses will be paid.

The candidate for this role will be required to undertake a Standard DBS check.

Deadline for applications: 9am, Monday 29th May 2023 | Interviews: Week commencing Monday 5th June 2023

Mammal Society - Background 

Established in 1954 we are a UK based charity devoted to the study and conservation of the mammals of the British Isles. We aim to raise awareness of the issues mammals face and share our scientific research so they can be best protected in the future. A small team of staff delivers big results through coordination and promotion of surveys, trainings, campaigns, publications and events that inspire, inform and mobilise our members and supporters and support the work of grassroots mammal groups and individual volunteers.

Following a change in leadership, The Mammal Society is undergoing a period of review and refresh in its vision, mission and approach. We are seeking a talented, enthusiastic Education & Training Officer with a passion for nature, science and conservation who will help us to deliver on our vision for a brighter future for mammals in the British Isles through schools and university engagement and a high-quality adult training programme.

How to Apply

Applications via CharityJob.

The Mammal Society is committed to being an inclusive and disability-friendly employer and is keen to attract applicants from a range of backgrounds. All applications will be anonymised and shortlisted via a consistent and transparent points-based process against the requirements of the role as set out in the Job Description and Person Specification. The role is home-based, and interviews will be conducted via Zoom unless a candidate raises an issue with this format, in which case an alternative will be arranged to satisfy any requirements for inclusion.

To apply, please submit your CV with a covering statement of no more than 750 words explaining your suitability for the role as outlined in the JD and Person Specification.

We would be grateful if you could also complete and return an Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form, but this is optional and may be submitted separately.

 Submit your application to: ceo@themammalsociety.org

Job Description & Person Specification

Main purpose of job

Develop and deliver a programme of education and training activities and partnerships that delivers on the vision and mission of the Mammal Society.

Permanent, Full Time

Starting Salary: £24,000 per annum

Place of Work: Home, with a minimum of four face-to-face team meetings (at different locations around the UK, sometimes involving overnight stays) for which travel expenses will be paid.

Line Manager: CEO

The candidate for this role will be required to undertake a Standard DBS check.

Key Responsibilities

Training

  • Work with the CEO to develop a strategic plan for training that maximises revenue and supports other areas of Mammal Society work to deliver against strategic objectives.
  • Lead on developing an engaging and high quality training programme, liaising as appropriate with the staff, Scientific Advisory Committee and Training Working Group of the Mammal Society to devise and agree the programme and source trainers.
  • Organise, advertise and coordinate a programme of regular webinars that attract broad audiences to amplify Mammal Society key priority messages and programmes

Education

  • Work with the CEO to develop a strategic plan for schools engagement and supporter journeys for schools, teachers and education sector partners.
  • Work with staff and volunteers to lead the definition and delivery of a programme of school engagement that contributes to achieving Mammal Society strategic objectives.
  • Work with volunteers, freelancers and partners to develop resources and activations for schools that strengthen the relationship between Mammal Society and schools, and contribute to Mammal Society strategic objectives
  • Lead on defining and building relationships with universities, working with staff and volunteers to identify opportunities to support Mammal Society strategic objective.
  • Work with the Communications Officer and other staff and volunteers to define and deliver student activations that deliver on Mammal Society strategic objectives.
  • Monitor developments in the education sector and policy landscape to identify opportunities for the Mammal Society.

Other

  •  Provide support for other Mammal Society initiatives and events as requested by the CEO

Person Specification

The Mammal Society is committed to equal opportunities and invites applications from all backgrounds. We consider skills and competencies proven through experience (including volunteering and/or personal projects) as valuable as qualifications and training.

No applicant is expected to embody every aspect of the person specification. Training and development support will be offered, and this role would suit an early career candidate looking to develop skills and experience across a range of areas in a charity context.

  • Experience in and knowledge of the UK education sector
  • Experience designing and/or coordinating training and speaker events with a variety of stakeholder groups
  • Partnership development and relationship management
  • Proven confidence working with children and/or young people
  • Creativity and imagination
  • An eye for detail and commitment to accuracy
  • Ability to work well independently and with a team
  • Initiative and resourcefulness, ability to innovate and problem-solve
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Able to give, receive and respond to feedback constructively
  • Adaptability and flexibility, able and willing to respond quickly to challenges and opportunities
  • Knowledge of design and video editing software would be an asset
  • Evaluation and reporting skills and experience
  • Ability to think strategically and identify ways to improve programmes in light of feedback or evaluation

Additional Information

We offer a holiday entitlement of 38 days (including the 8 normal Bank Holidays).

As a small organisation we can take a very bespoke approach to career development for each member of staff. Upon starting a Personal Development Review plan will be created with objectives not only around the delivery of your role, but around your personal aspirations and growth goals. This would determine the allocation of training budget and in the opportunities related to the Mammal Society’s work that we prioritise for you. We seek to take a person-centred approach to employee development to ensure that you gain more than a wage through your time with the society.

Our pension package is a standard 5% contribution, and since the role is based working from home rather than in an office we pay expenses for all travel required for staff meet-ups and events, or as needed for fieldwork or training courses.

We use positive action under section 159 of the Equality Act in relation to disability or race. This means that if we have two candidates of equal merit in our process, we will seek to take forward the disabled or minority ethnic candidate in order to diversify our staff and the sector.

Download a copy of the Job Description here.

All applicants will be notified of the status of their application. As we are a small charity we cannot offer individual feedback to non-shortlisted candidates.

More info on our current vacancies at www.mammal.org.uk/vacancies

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Go to the profile of Lara Reden
about 1 year ago

Thanks for sharing, Emily!