The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) Recent Job Opportunity

Posted on :

11 Jun, 2019

Category :

Environmental Jobs in South Africa

The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) is seeking a highly motivated, creative and enthusiastic candidate to run its environmental education programme in the Cederberg and surrounds (Wupperthal, Clanwilliam, Citrusdal, Op-die Berg, Piketberg).


Job Title: Environmental Educator
Job Location: Cederberg
Start date: July 2019 with a 6-month training/probation period, part of which will be spent in Cape Town.
Position Type: Full-time position, two years’ contract

Salary: R180 000 per annum

The position requires a diligent, self-motivated and practical person with the relevant field experience to inspire and educate a variety of audiences including children and adults. The position will be based in the Cederberg so the candidate should be willing to relocate.


  • Engage youth, teachers and the public to raise awareness for leopard conservation and other
  • environmental matters
  • Plan and conduct presentations, school day trips, school holiday programmes, and eco-clubs
  • Plan and conduct overnight camps with school groups (camp duration: two to three nights)
  • Market CLT education programme at schools and recruit new schools into the programme
  • Develop curriculum-based resources (lesson material and activities)
  • Establish and foster relationships with environmental education project partners and sponsors
  • and other stakeholders
  • Seek new funding opportunities
  • Compile project stats for donor feedback reports
  • Compile project news articles for social media and website
  • Monthly report writing
  • Assist with project vehicle maintenance
  • General administration tasks and support Environmental Education Coordinator with project logistics


  • Tertiary level qualification relevant to Nature Conservation, Conservation Biology or PGCE (with strong Life Sciences background)
  • Knowledge of biodiversity and geology of the Western Cape
  • Minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
  • Teaching and/or guiding experience beneficial
  • Valid driving license and an exemplary driving record (willing to acquire Code 10/ C1 driving license and PrDP)
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Verbal and written communication skills in both Afrikaans and English is essential with knowledge of an African language desirable
  • Current first-aid qualification
  • Must be fit to be able to lead group activities (i.e. hiking in rugged mountainous terrain)
  • A diligent, self-motivated and practical person with the relevant field experience to inspire and educate a variety of audiences including children and adults
  • Communicator with great interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Passion for conservation and committed to inspiring others to conserve and appreciate nature
  • Self-confidence
  • Positive mentorship skills
  • Ability to take initiative and drive tasks
  • Practical campsite experience and ability to conduct maintenance tasks with equipment and vehicles
  • Ability to work well independently or as part of a team
  • Reliable and committed to the success of the programmes
  • Well organised, resourceful and good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well in a deadline-driven work environment
  • Be prepared to work flexible hours and on weekends

To apply

Submit your CV together with a motivational letter (no certificates required at this stage) to Hadley Lyners, Education Project Coordinator at [email protected]

Application Deadline: Friday, 14 June, 2019

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