The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare organisation, offering care and protection to donkeys and mules worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.
We have an exciting opportunity for an Education Officer to join our Research and Operations Team. Educated to degree level, and possessing a postgraduate teaching and learning qualification (e.g. PGCE, CertEd, PGCAP), or a post-graduate qualification in education, you will support and guide employees working across the charity in the development and evaluation of both teaching resources and learning strategies in both national and international settings, and will develop and evaluate learning and training programmes at a variety of different levels, up and including degree level, and in a wide range of global environments.
Possessing excellent communication skills, and the ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, you will provide suitably relevant pedagogically-focused advice and guidance on the practicalities, accessibility and sustainability of learning approaches. You will also assist employees in the UK and globally settings to develop and implement teaching and training programmes focused on donkey welfare, and form appropriate and beneficial links with other educational institutions, industry, and relevant professions. Experience in the design and development of learning resources for tertiary education, together with familiarity with using technology to enhance teaching and learning, is essential, as is a commitment to animal welfare and its promotion through education. Experience of education and learning in global settings with particular focus on tertiary level education, a track record of educational innovation and professional development, and knowledge of the challenges facing equids in a global context are desirable.
If you feel you have the qualifications, skills and experience to fulfil this varied, rewarding and vital role, and would like to be part of the evolving programme of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. Based in Sidmouth, Devon – an area of outstanding natural beauty – this is a full-time, permanent contract starting as soon as possible. Flexibility will be considered for home working for up to 2 days a week.
Closing date for completed applications: Monday 30 September 2019.
The Donkey Sanctuary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults), and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which is a requirement for this post.
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