Learning Assistant (Creating Natural Connections)

The Scottish Wildlife Trust
Cumbernauld, Glasgow
£18,491.20 pro rata (£11,094 per annum)
20 Apr 2021
18 May 2021
Contract Type
Part Time

Learning Assistant (Creating Natural Connections)
Cumbernauld / Home based 
Part time – 21 hours per week
12-month contract

£18,491.20 pro rata (£11,094 per annum)


For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. We are proud to have the support of more than 40,000 members, 1,000 volunteers and 20 local volunteer-led groups. 


The vision of Creating Natural Connections is to put people and nature at the heart of Cumbernauld’s future. With mounting evidence on the impacts of lockdown on young people, we’re looking for an inspiring Learning Assistant who can deliver formal and informal environmental education and events to young people within our Young Persons workstream.

Within this role you will:

  • Deliver environmental education activities for under 18s and families, through schools, local community groups and public events to raise awareness of Cumbernauld's wildlife and outdoor spaces.
  • Organise and deliver local group visits in Cumbernauld's greenspaces.
  • Be responsible for learning resources on a day to day basis, ensuring all equipment and materials are in good condition.
  • Assist in the development of new educational resources.
  • Assist in monitoring the quality and effectiveness of engagement activities.
  • Build relationships with key educational contacts and engage in general advocacy for the project amongst the local community


 We are seeking someone with the following skills and experience:

  • HNC/HND in environment, education or community engagement or the equivalent experience.
  • Experience of delivering formal or informal learning experiences.
  • A passion for nature, especially in urban areas.
  • Excellent knowledge of health and safety issues relating to outdoor activities with young people and volunteers.
  • The ability to use a range of software packages including Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Highly organised, self-motivated and enjoys working and communicating with others. 


If you can inspire and motivate people to take positive action for wildlife, we’d love to hear from you!