Community Learning Officer (Maternity Cover)
The LookOut, Hyde Park, London (with travel to all parks)
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 in Hyde Park, London on a seven month fixed-term contract, to cover a period of maternity leave.
- £27,801 - £32,000 per annum, depending on experience
- Pension scheme
- 26 days' holiday per annum plus public holidays
- Healthcare plan
This is an exciting opportunity to be joining us. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic informal education and community programmes professional to join The Royal Parks Learning Team, based at The LookOut Discovery Centre in Hyde Park. Our outdoor learning sessions, experiences and events engage people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, so they can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and learn about the history, heritage and the natural environment of the Parks.
We are currently implementing a new strategy for learning programmes 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 colleague who is on maternity leave. You will lead sessions and activities in the park and occasionally online for family and adult groups, considering the ages, background and ability of each audience. You will also co-ordinate our busy public 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 outdoor learning, you will have enthusiasm and curiosity for the diverse environments, rich heritage and present-day role of the Royal Parks in London. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must, as well as being able to deliver engaging sessions with passion and enthusiasm in a variety of formats to a consistently high standard.
You will be highly organised, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to use your initiative and develop creative ideas. 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 applications is the 23rd January 2022.
Other organisations may call this role Community Education Officer, Community Education Coordinator, Education Officer, or Community Programmes Co-ordinator.
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