Education Officer

Are you passionate about supporting the next generation of ecologists?

Salary: £33,000 per annum
Contract: 2-year fixed-term
Working pattern: Full-time 35hrs Mon-Fri | We are currently running a trial of the 4-day work week; staff can opt to work 32hrs over 4 days each week at no loss of salary
Location: Hybrid | We ask that staff spend at least 60% of their time at our London office
Closing date: Wednesday 24th April 23:59
Interview date: w/c 6th May


About you

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with experience working within, or understanding of the education sector. You must be an excellent team player with the ability to use your initiative to lead of projects relating to under 18s pedagogy projects within the Society.


About the role

You will be joining a highly passionate Professional Development team to lead on delivery of the education objectives of the BES Strategic Plan 2023-2025. The team seek to support teachers and enable and empower the next generation to join and remain within ecology. We have a key focus of ensuring equality, diversity, and inclusion is integrated into our project work and we work collaboratively with networks, community groups, and external organisations to further our impact.

Reporting to the Professional Development Manager, the Education Officer will assist the BES in:

  • Delivery of the BES Strategy relating to all under 18 pedagogy projects, including the development of a teachers network and recruitment of champion schools as part of our “Connecting Schools to Nature” legacy project work.
  • Leading on the teachers programme at the BES Summer School
  • Representing the Society at key education events and maintaining an expert reputation in terms of ecological education
  • Building and maintaining a mutually supportive network of partners whose goals align with the BES.
  • Assisting the Professional Development Manager and Director of Communities and Inclusion in securing external funding to further the reach and impact of education work at the BES


The job pack and full job description, including competencies, are available below.