Applications are invited for the part-time post of Learning Officer, with responsibility for schools, to work within the Garden’s Learning Team and be one of two role holders, with another 3 days p/w colleague.
The Schools Officers are responsible for planning, overseeing and developing the Garden’s educational visits programme for schools and facilitate these visits by creating web-based lesson plans and activities for unassisted visits and directly assisting over 100 visits annually in the Garden.
Candidates should have several years’ experience of delivering high quality teaching within a school environment and/or an organisation providing a formal schools education service, such as a botanic garden, environmental centre or a museum. Also required is a a sound working knowledge of the current national curriculum, knowledge of plants and their use for educational purposes and an understanding of the wider educational context (within the framework of a major Higher Educational establishment) in which the Garden provides life-long learning.
This is a demanding post, which requires candidates to have broad experience of working with the public, ideally with school age children, families and volunteers, and the ability to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the needs and priorities of these audiences.
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills are essential. Candidates should also possess the ability to work as part of a small team, to prioritise, delegate and work under pressure to inflexible deadlines. The Garden is looking for a creative thinker, who is able to translate great ideas into reality, within the confines of small budgets. Good project management, organisational skills and a high level of computer literacy are also essential.
See Person Specification within the Further Particulars for full details of our requirements.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
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