Seaton Jurassic Learning and Participation Officer

Devon Wildlife Trust

Seaton, Devon
£21,500 - £22,500 with Duty Manager supplement plus 5% pension

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 29th July 2018  

Are you passionate about the natural world and have a desire to share that enthusiasm with others?

Do you want to be part of an organisation that has a positive impact on the local community as well as the natural environment?

We are seeking a creative and inspiring Learning and Participation Officer based at our visitor centre, Seaton Jurassic. You will lead the delivery of events and school visits to the Centre and the surrounding area. You are a dynamic, motivated, people person who shares the values of Devon Wildlife Trust and has experience in organising events and supervising volunteers.

You will be part of a small busy team and comfortable supporting all aspects of running a visitor centre. We have a staff rota system to cover the Centre opening times (7 days a week during peak times) and the postholder will be expected to work weekends. There is also the opportunity to take on more responsibility as a Duty Manager for the Centre, which would attract an additional salary supplement.

Since it was opened by HRH The Princess Royal in April 2016, Seaton Jurassic has engaged over 80,000 people with the unique marine, coastal and geological heritage of the East Devon coast. The Centre includes a café, shop, a tourist information centre and a highly innovative interpretation centre. It has won many accolades and enjoys excellent visitor feedback.

The Centre is owned by East Devon District Council and operated by the Devon Wildlife Trust. Principal funders include East Devon District Council, Devon County Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Coastal Communities Fund.

The posts will be based at Seaton Jurassic in Seaton, East Devon.

You can download an application pack from our website.

For further details and to request an application pack directly please email or telephone 01392 279244.

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