Are you an enthusiastic and creative individual with demonstrable experience in schools outreach and excellent communication skills?

Salary: £18,100 pro rata
Contract: Temporary contract – in post between September – December 2022. Flexible working days, with candidates able to work either four days per week (0.8FTE) for 16 weeks or five days per week (1.0 FTE) for 13 weeks, totalling 65 days of work.
Working pattern: Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 17:00 (though minor changes in time of day can be accommodated)
Location: Remote – can be based anywhere in UK. Additional opportunities to assist in the in-person delivery of outreach and training events would be possible for individuals based in NE England.
Closing date: Friday 12th August 2022 12:00 noon (BST)
Interview date: Week commencing 15th August 2022

About you

We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate with creative communication skills and an interest in further developing their career in education and career development in the environmental sciences.  

You will need to have excellent organisational abilities, enjoy creative thinking, and have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. You will also need to have good IT skills, with knowledge of Microsoft Office. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an early career individual pursuing a career in schools outreach, education and career development focused on the environmental sciences. 

The Outreach Project Intern will support the development and delivery of the ‘Connecting schools to nature in North East England’ Outreach Project, recently awarded £248,700 by the UK government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. 

You must be comfortable working remotely. Individuals based in the North-East of England will have opportunities to deliver outreach events in primary schools across the region.  

The Outreach Project Intern will report to the Senior Education & Engagement Manager as well as working closely with the Outreach Project Officer and the rest of the Project Team. 

About the project

The project aims to create the Environmental Educators of tomorrow, training teachers and ecologists to deliver hands-on workshops increasing primary school pupils’ connection to nature.

The programme of educational workshops will benefit wildlife within school grounds through the creation of wildflower areas, hedgehog-highways, bird-feeding stations, nest-boxes and insect ‘hotels’. Pupils will then become citizen scientists, monitoring the wildlife around their schools. Through these activities, the programme will increase thousands of young peoples’ connection to nature across the North-East of England (primarily County Durham).

The project will include developing and delivering both physical and digital training workshops and educational resources, and providing on the ground schools outreach workshops in primary schools.

About the role

In this role, the individual will provide support to the project team, focused on coordinating educational resources for primary school teachers and early career ecologists, assisting the development and on-site delivery of practical educational workshops in schools, and providing communications support. 

Reporting to the Senior Education & Engagement Manager, the main duties of the Outreach Project Intern will be: 

  • Support the organisation of meetings, training and outreach events (digital and physical) 
  • Communications through email and telephone 
  • Developing engaging educational resources for primary school pupils  
  • Creative input into social media content and updating website pages 
  • Assist in project evaluation, collecting and processing data from events
  • The position will be remote working
  • Candidates based in North East England will have opportunities to deliver primary school outreach workshops across the region. 

The full job description, including person specification, is available in our website.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK. Successful applicants will need to provide evidence that they have the right to live and work in the UK. The BES is unable to provide visa sponsorship.