London’s eight Royal Parks are some of the best-loved and most beautiful spaces in the world. They are enjoyed by millions of Londoners and visitors to the city each year and provide 5,000 acres of urban parkland and unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the capital.
The Royal Parks are Hyde Park, The Green Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich Park, St James’s Park, Bushy Park, The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, 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, and we maintain the gardens of 10, 11 and 12 Downing Street.
The Royal Parks is a registered charity, number 1172042, created in March 2017 to manage 5,000 acres of historic Royal parkland across London. For further information please visit: www.royalparks.org.uk.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and energetic environmental education 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. Working closely with the other members of the Learning Team, you will provide cover for a longstanding member of the team who is taking a period of leave. You will lead school, family and adult sessions taking into account the ages and ability of each audience, and will co-ordinate the existing primary school 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 formal and/or informal settings. While the main focus of the role will be on environmental education, you will have enthusiasm and curiosity for the 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 curriculum-linked education sessions regularly 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.
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Closing Date for Applications is on Wednesday 23rd January 2019.
First round interviews will take place in the week beginning 28th January 2019.