Schools Assistant

National Marine Aquarium

Plymouth, Devon
£8.15/hour, £15,893 pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 01752 275232 Stu Higgs

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife, marine conservation

Closing date: Monday, 5th March 2018  

Schools Assistant
National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth
£8.15 per hour
22.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Calling all inspiring educators, science communicators and marine lovers! Are you passionate about marine conservation and dedicated to helping the next generation connect with our oceans?

The National Marine Aquarium is an award-winning charity with a mission to ‘connect us with our oceans’. We're committed to conserving the marine environment and inspiring others to do the same.

Our Schools Programme is exceptional in its field and has been evaluated over the course of 10 years to show that not only do our sessions cover the National Curriculum, but also promote an interest and love of the marine environment for the students that take part. We are currently looking for the right person to join our Discovery and Learning team and take on the role of Schools Assistant.

This role will predominantly focus on the delivery of the National Marine Aquarium’s exceptional discovery and learning activities with audiences from EYFS to higher education. We are therefore looking for someone with excellent, adaptable teaching skills. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the preparation and upkeep of schools’ areas and resources, and so will be required to prove that they have a highly organised and creative mind, with an ability to work under pressure as part of a team.

They will need to possess a high standard of written and oral English and be energetic with a positive mind set and a passion for the education of school students.


The successful applicant will receive our full training programme to enable effective delivery of our full range of schools’ activities including tours, talks, outreach, shows and science/art/media workshops.


They will work 22.5 hours over 5 days a week (with some out of hours work required when necessary).


£15,893 pro rata

How to Apply:

Please click here for further information, including job description, person specification and application form.

Please send your completed application form, CV and cover letter via email or post to:

  • Stu Higgs, Schools Programme Manager
  • Email:
  • Post: Stu Higgs, National Marine Aquarium, Coxside, Rope Walk, Plymouth, PL4 0LF
  • Tel: 01752 275232 

Closing Date: 9am, 5th March 2018

Please include your current CV and a covering letter in your returned application explaining why you think you are suitable for the position.

In line with the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked to provide documented evidence of eligibility.

The National Marine Aquarium Limited welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Only candidates invited for interview will be contacted.

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