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.
The Brompton Cemetery Conservation Project (BCCP) started in 2016 to reinvigorate Brompton Cemetery through conservation of its buildings and monuments, community outreach and the development of its funerary business. The formal part of this project concludes in January, with its legacy remaining for the next 20 years and beyond.
We are looking for a Partnership and Community Engagement Officer to help ensure that Brompton’s legacy is explored further and the cemetery’s history continues to be uncovered in interesting and through-provoking ways. This is a part time role on a fixed-term contract until October 2022.
- Salary of £27,200 - £32,400 per annum pro rata, depending on experience
- Pension scheme
- 26 days' holiday pro rata plus public holidays
- Take on an engaging contract with a supportive, innovative and flexible employer
If you have experience of delivering heritage learning or community engagement activities, this is a superb opportunity to help promote the rich history of one of Britain's oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries.
Brompton Cemetery is a Grade I listed site and the well-loved resting place of over 200,000 people. Nestled among spectacular trees, the cemetery provides the perfect respite from London’s hustle and bustle and is alive with the incredible stories of all the people buried there, including Emmeline Pankhurst and John Snow.
The BCCP has returned the spectacular chapel to its original glory, built a new café and visitors centre and created an exciting calendar of events, making Brompton one of the city’s most unique cemeteries.
In this important role, you will help to increase engagement with this incredible site and ensure it is enjoyed and explored by locals and tourists alike.
As a Partnership and Community Engagement Officer, you will create a range of activities to engage the general public and teach them about Brompton Cemetery’s history.
Specifically, you will:
- Create activities that encourage underrepresented audiences to visit the cemetery
- Work with the Learning Team to create school, family and adult learning opportunities
- Liaise with The Friends of Brompton Cemetery (FOBC) to develop plans for increasing participation, volunteering and communication
- Help to recruit and manage volunteers
To join us as a Partnership and Community Engagement Officer, you will need:
- Experience of developing and delivering heritage learning or community engagement activities
- Previous experience monitoring, delivering and evaluating community engagement
- Proven experience of developing partnerships and managing relationships
- A degree level qualification in a subject relating to history, museums, youth or community, or equivalent relevant experience
Ideally, you will be trained to Level 1 in BSL, but this is not essential. It would also be an advantage if you are able to work with a wide range of volunteers to bring the best of them and develop their skill-sets.
This is a part time role, working approximately 14 hours per week over two days. Some out of hours and occasional weekend working may be required.
The closing date for applications is the 25th October 2019.
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