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Thursday, 26 May 2016 14:06

Job Vacancy - Environmental Educator

The Cape Leopard Trust is seeking a suitably qualified ‘Environmental Educator’ to implement local activities (eco clubs, presentations and day trips) and to implement environmental camps in the Boland and Cederberg. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about nature and enjoys teaching and facilitating activities with children and young people. The candidate must hold a valid driving license, be physically fit, have outdoor experience and a good general knowledge of the mountains around Cape Town, including fauna and flora and hiking routes.

Reporting to the Project Coordinator the key performance areas are

  • Good leadership skills
  • Facilitating hikes and outdoor activities
  • Group management and mentoring
  • Implementing camps including driving and facilitating activities
  • Conducting presentations, outings and activities in visits to schools
  • Creating environmental education activities and learning programmes
  • Maintaining relationships with environmental education partners
  • Programme administration and curriculum development

Qualification and experience requirements

  • Matric or equivalent qualification
  • First Aid Qualification Level 1 to 3 an advantage
  • Tertiary Studies or Conservation knowledge an advantage
  • Teaching or guiding experience is an advantage
  • Computer literacy and communication skills
  • A PrDP and code 10/C1 driving license or willingness to obtain one
  • Fluency in English and Afrikaans or isiXhosa desirable
  • The ability to work independently under pressure and as part of a team

Location: Cape Town and Cederberg Mountains
Remuneration: R192 000 per annum

Individuals who meet these requirements should forward their CV together with a motivational letter to Nicole le Roux, Education Project Coordinator at by the closing date: 10 June 2016

Start date: August 2016 with 3-month training/probation period.

The Cape Leopard Trust is guided by the principles of employment equity. Information on our organisation is available on our website:

If you have not received a response within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has not been successful.

The Cape Leopard Trust reserves the right not to make an appointment to the position as advertised.

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