Education Officer (Forest School)

Closing date:
Salary: £21,738 pro rata per annum
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Part time
Location: The Old Mill, 9 Soar Lane, Leicester, LE3 5DE
This exciting role will work as part of our education team based at our Head Office in Leicester. The role will involve promoting People and Wildlife opportunities that engage people of all ages and backgrounds, including developing and delivering activities and initiatives for children and young people with a particular focus on Forest School.
Forest School


21-28 hours a week
Fixed term role from March 2020 until end of December 2020, with likelihood of extension.

Useful links

Download the job description and personal specification
Download the notes for applicants
Download the application form

How to apply

To apply, please download an application form below and return either by email to or by post to Azrin Alimahomed, Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, The Old Mill, 9 Soar Lane, Leicester, LE3 5DE.

The role

You will plan and prepare resources for, and deliver Forest School sessions with school groups, home educated groups, nursery/preschool groups and parent groups in Leicester.

This will involve:

  • Meeting with school staff and pupils in advance of the sessions
  • Helping to co-ordinate a parents session
  • Running a school assembly
  • Communicating with parents about the sessions
  • Assisting with press and publicity work
  • Photo documenting the sessions
  • Evaluating the programme
  • Carrying out any associated administration

The role would also involve supporting the Trust’s Senior Education Officer in respect of:

Outreach Education Programmes
Preparation and delivery of Woodland Workshops and/or Forest School taster sessions either in school grounds or in other woodland settings.

National Campaigns/Events
Assisting with the delivery of national engagement campaigns including Wild about Gardens, Marine Week and 30 Days Wild and assisting with and at events family events, with support from LRWT colleagues.

Flexible working will be required to include evenings and weekends.

Any questions?

If you have any questions or require further information about the post, please contact Martha Rose, Senior Education Officer on or call 0116 248 7356