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Job Vacancy - Education and Engagement Officer

The Tweed Foundation is a charitable trust working to protect, improve and enhance the stocks of all native freshwater fish species within the River Tweed system. We are at the forefront in bringing a professional, scientific approach to fisheries management and are engaged in an extensive programme of biological monitoring and habitat enhancement with the aim of protecting the Tweed’s valuable fish stocks and maximising the river’s natural productivity. The Tweed Foundation works closely with the River Tweed Commission, the body which, by law, protects and manages the salmon and other freshwater fish in the River Tweed.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to join our team as an Education and Engagement Officer.

The Foundation runs a highly successful education programme, principally based on our “Go Wild for Fish” initiative for schools and our angling development initiative “TweedStart”. We have most recently opened our citizen science resource, the Ian Gregg Rivers Academy, at our headquarters, through which we deliver the Anglers Riverfly Monitoring Initiative. We have been accepted as partners of “Inspire Learning”, the multi-award-winning education transformation programme in the Scottish Borders.

The Officer will predominately work with primary schools but may also have some contact with higher and further education establishments. They will liaise with relevant partners, agencies, and members of the public to help raise awareness of the River Tweed and the central role it plays within the catchment. The job will involve networking with key organisations, developing educational materials and training programmes, delivering sessions and events.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they are self-motivated and are passionate about improving the environment and engaging with young people and the wider community through environmental education. They will be an excellent communicator, able to demonstrate the successful delivery of projects, with a background in the environmental or educational sector. A knowledge of the Tweed catchment, angling and/or land and water management is desirable.

A full job description can be found here.

To apply for the post, please supply your CV with a covering letter and forward to:

Closing Date: 31st March 2023 at 5pm

Interviews: 10th April 2023

Provisional Start Date: 15th May 2023

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