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Environmental Education Officer Sc5
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: Fam/22/195319
  • Published: Thu 05/05/2022, 9:20 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/05/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade: Sc5, £25,578 - £27,471
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Suntrap Forest Centre, Church Road, High Beach, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AJ, Essex

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Environmental Education Officer Sc5

Environmental Education Officer

Suntrap Forest Centre, Epping Forest

Salary: Scale 5 £25,578 - £27,471

Permanent, Full Time (36 hours)

Suntrap Forest Centre, Church Road, High Beach, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AJ

We require an enthusiastic person to join our team delivering day and residential environmental education sessions for schools and other groups in the heart of 6,000 acres of ancient Epping Forest. Our 7-acre site is the perfect location to get outdoors, connect with nature, and learn about the climate & ecological crisis.

What we are looking for:

As an Environmental Education Officer, you will plan and deliver high quality outdoor environmental educational activities for groups from early years to post 16 as well as developing family and adult events, everything from bear hunts to A’ level ecology to corporate team building. You will have a thorough understanding of the climate emergency enabling you lead outreach sessions in schools and community venues across East London.  

You will be able to work with the rest of the Suntrap team to assist with the work needed to develop and maintain our resources, including for teaching, grounds, and equipment.

You will have a knowledge and understanding of the natural world and be willing to continually learn.

The role is physically demanding and requires someone with a blend of skills and expertise, including field studies, leading workshops, bush craft and practical conservation. You will be required to work at weekends and out of hours, but at Suntrap every day is different and enjoyable.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


Degree in ecology, environmental science, geography or related subject

Experience of planning and delivering high quality outdoor environmental education activities

Experience of working with children and young people

Clean DBS


Experience of delivering workshops in schools or community venues

Forest School Leader and/or bushcraft training

First aid qualification

Interview Wednesday 8 June 2022

Face to face interview, taking place at Suntrap

Start date Monday 18 July or earlier if possible

Areas of qualification and or prior experience required:

Degree in

  • Ecology


  • Countryside and forestry management


  • Bush craft


  • Conservation


 will require a clean DBS (essential)