Community Learning Officer (Full time, fixed term contract – maternity cover)
Location: The LookOut - Hyde Park - London
Closing Date: 26/04/2021
Salary: £27,801 - £32,000 per annum, depending on experience
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Department: Development & Learning
Hours Per week: Full-Time, 36 hours per week
Length of Contract: Up to 12 months maternity cover
Created in March 2017, The Royal Parks is a charity that supports and manages 5,000 acres of historic parkland across London. Millions of Londoners and tourists visit our beautiful sites, which offer unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the heart of the capital.
We look after eight of London’s largest open spaces; Hyde Park, The Green, Richmond, Greenwich, St James’s, Bushy and The Regent’s Parks, and Kensington Gardens. We also manage other important open spaces in the capital including Brompton Cemetery, Victoria Tower Gardens, Canning Green and Poet’s Corner.
We are now seeking a Community Learning Officer to join our team based at our LookOut Discovery Centre, Hyde Park, London.
- £27,801 - £32,000 per annum, depending on experience
- Pension scheme
- 26 days' holiday per annum plus public holidays
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic informal education and community programmes professional to join The Royal Parks Learning Team, based at The LookOut, Hyde Park. The LookOut is a unique, eco-friendly building nestled in an acre of enclosed grounds in the heart of the park. Our work enables people of all ages, abilities and communities to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and learn about the history, culture, heritage and natural environment of the Parks. We run a full programme of formal and informal sessions and events for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Like other organisations, we have faced challenges in the past year due to Covid-19 and have adapted our programmes quickly, piloting new online formats and developing new resources. As the situation continues to evolve, we will continue to engage park visitors and audiences across London and beyond, sharing the incredible nature and heritage of these spaces that have never been more vital. Later this year, we will be implementing a new strategy for Learning that will guide us in creating meaningful lifelong learning and engagement opportunities, so visitors of all ages and backgrounds can discover, understand and ultimately value and support the Royal Parks. We will achieve this by inspiring curiosity, providing inclusive, enjoyable and unique high-quality experiences across nature, heritage and wellbeing for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities with our partners’ support.
Working closely with the other members of the Learning Team, you will provide cover for a longstanding member of the team who is going on maternity leave. You will lead sessions online and in the park for family and adult groups, considering the ages, background and ability of each audience, and will co-ordinate the busy programme and specific projects with guidance from the Learning Manager.
The ideal candidate will be passionate and knowledgeable about engaging children and adults with British wildlife, natural heritage and the environment, with proven experience of sharing this with children and young people in informal settings. You will have enthusiasm and curiosity for the diverse environments, rich heritage and present-day role of the Royal Parks in London. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to deliver engaging sessions in a variety of formats to a consistently high standard with energy and enthusiasm.
- You will be highly organised, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to use your initiative and develop creative new ideas
- You will be able to adapt sessions according to weather conditions, the needs of each group and other unforeseen circumstances that arise while maintaining a consistently excellent standard of delivery
- Our programmes are supported by a team of talented volunteers, and you will build relationships with them to ensure that all involved benefit from their work
- Your “can do” attitude and passion for your work will form an invaluable part of our ambitious and supportive team
If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.
The Royal Parks is an equal opportunities employer, values diversity and is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.
If you’re seeking your next challenge as a Community Learning Officer, please apply via the button shown, where you will be asked to complete the application form detailing how your skills and experience meet key essential competencies in the person specification. You will also be required to upload a copy of your CV.
The closing date for this opportunity is the 26th April 2021, with first round interviews provisionally scheduled for the first week of May 2021.
Other organisations may call this role Community Education Officer, Community Education Co-ordinator, Education Officer, Charity Education Officer, and Community Programmes Co-ordinator.
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