Canal & River Trust

Education Coordinator: Museums

UK-Ellesmere Port
Job ID
2017-5158
Closing Date
20/11/2017
Position Type
Temporary FT
Function
Other
Advertised Salary
£28,500.00 + Car Cash Allowance

Job Purpose

The Canal & River Trust knows that life’s better by water. People who visit our canals and rivers tend to lead happier and healthier lives and we continue to use our 2,000 miles of waterways, towpaths, reservoirs and docks to transform places and enrich lives.

We are currently recruiting for a temporary 6 months position as an Education Coordinator based at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port

The role of the Education Coordinator is to deliver the Trust’s learning programmes, to recruit and manage a team of education volunteers and increase the number of children, young people and families visiting our wonderful museums in Ellesmere Port and Gloucester.

 

  • This job involves regulated activity with children and adults at risk as defined by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. Therefore an Enhanced Criminal Record check will be undertaken by the successful candidate prior to employment.
  • A criminal record is not necessarily a bar to employment with us. HR will advise and decisions made on a case by case basis.

Knowledge, Skills/Qualifications & Experience

  • Manage all school and group visits to the museums in Ellesmere Port and Gloucester, working to deliver an exceptional learning experience for children.
  • Work to increase the number of children visiting both museums, helping to reach our ambitious targets to engage children through learning.
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers within the education team to deliver our learning programmes, ensuring volunteers are safely recruited, trained and supported to ensure an inspirational experience them and for children, young people and families.
  • Develop and promote quality learning resources aimed at children, young people, their teachers, families, carers and group leaders to be delivered by education volunteers, by monitoring current thinking in the learning sector to ensure the latest best practice is recognised and adopted.
  • Develop creative, innovative and inspiring informal learning opportunities for family visitors to our museums, which engage people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
  • Ensure all our learning activity conforms to Trust and other relevant policies including health & safety, safeguarding children, environmental and heritage policies.

 

Knowledge, Experience & Skills –

 

    • Degree or equivalent experience in relevant discipline.
    • A postgraduate qualification in education, interpretation, volunteer management or heritage management is desirable.
    • Experience in developing and managing volunteer and learning projects for heritage attractions, museums or galleries.
    • Direct experience of volunteer management, including training and mentoring.
    • Teaching, museum or interpretive experience.
    • Thorough understanding of the principles and methodology involved in delivering volunteer and learning programmes, including volunteer and education policies and practice.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with teachers, colleagues and partners at all levels within the Trust, external consultancies and contractors.
    • IT proficiency including Microsoft Office.
    • Excellent written and oral presentation skills.
    • Ability to travel
  • As this role is on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Exception Order applicants must state the details of any cautions or convictions whether spent or unspent on the self-disclosure section of the application form.
  • This job involves regulated activity with children and adults at risk as defined by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. Therefore, an Enhanced Criminal Record check will be undertaken by the successful candidate prior to employment.
  • A criminal record is not necessarily a bar to employment with us. HR will advise and decisions made on a case by case basis.

What We Offer

In addition to your annual salary, we offer Car Cash Allowance, a competitive contributory DC Pension scheme arrangement and numerous other employee benefits, including several salary sacrifice benefits.

 

We aim to represent the diverse communities we are part of and welcome applicants from across all sectors of the community. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do.

 

When you join the Canal & River Trust you become a member of an engaged team working to preserve our heritage for future generations.  Come and put your skills to use on our waterways.

 

Find out more about the work we do on our website: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us

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