The Ernest Cook Trust has a new Outdoor Learning Trainee job opportunity

Full application details are available on their website.

Are you someone who wants to work outdoors, meet new people and learn more about our local landscape and environment?  Then come and be our new Trainee, working with the Connecting People and Nature team at the Forest of Bowland, which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

This large area of countryside in Lancashire, and a section in North Yorkshire, is full of wildlife, different habitats and important heritage.   The Outdoor Learning Officer role is to introduce people from urban communities to this wonderful landscape and the other green spaces on their doorstep, such as parks and nature reserves. This involves community and education sessions from mental health and wellbeing walks, to Outdoor Learning with a school class, to delivering an outdoor toddler group for families.

We would love the new Trainee to have enthusiasm for the outdoors, and not mind the Lancashire weather (even in the winter).  You don’t need to have any previous experience of teaching, or knowledge about the environment, just a ‘can do’ attitude. We work with communities that are underrepresented in the outdoors, including those who see the countryside as not for them. Those young people who are underserved, have an additional need or require more support to access outdoor spaces. If you have had experience of this, then it would be great if you can use your familiarity to help others. Pass on your knowledge and understanding to the families we work with to give them the confidence to be outside in nature.

Find all the details about the role on The Ernest Cook Trust website and look out for social media postings sharing the opportunity.

Please email, phone or text Alison Cross if you have any questions - Email: alison.cross@ernestcooktrust.org.uk Tel: 07983 21983

Or come along to one of our Open Days for a chat before you apply:

Tuesday 20 June 2023 from 14:00 to 16:00

The Pavilion, Thompson Park, Ormerod Rd, Burnley BB11 3QW

Wednesday 21 June 2023 from 16:00 to 19:00

Beacon Fell Country Park Visitor Centre, Goosnargh, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 2NL

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 27 June at 17:00 so hopefully hear from you soon.