Interim Community Learning Officer

The Royal Parks

Hyde Park, London
£26,075 - £29,000 pa pro rata

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.royalparks.org.uk vacancies@royalparks.org.uk HR Department

Reference: 000031

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 29th July 2018   6 days left


Interim Community Learning Officer (3-4 months fixed term contract)



About us

The Royal Parks is responsible for managing and conserving over 5,000 acres of historic parkland across London, stretching from Greenwich Park in the east, through Hyde Park and St James’s Park in the centre, to Bushy Park in the west. Our eight Royal Parks include one World Heritage Site, two Sites of Special Scientific Interest and important habitats for London’s wildlife; and are among the most visited attractions in the UK.

In 2017 The Royal Parks charity was founded, as we took over the role of managing the parks from The Royal Parks Agency – a former executive agency of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. At the same time we joined forces with the Royal Parks Foundation, bringing together the best of fundraising, education and park management under one organisation. The Royal Parks charity was launched by HRH The Prince of Wales and our new Chairman Loyd Grossman in July 2017.

About the role

This is an exciting short term opportunity for an experienced outdoor community officer to support our current Community Learning Officer while she takes on a temporary promotion as Learning Manager paternity cover.

You will hit the ground running, organising and delivering our community programme planned for the autumn term. You’ll widen access to families, adults and community groups engaging them with the nature and heritage of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

About you

You’ll be a passionate and inspiring community learning and engagement officer with experience working in the outdoors engaging a wide range of audiences with nature and heritage. You will have excellent organisational skills, able to plan, coordinate and deliver activities, including walks for adults, discovery days for families and activity days for local community groups. You will work closely with the Learning Manager and the Learning team and work collaboratively with wide range of stakeholders. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

As this is a short term role, we are looking at candidates who can start in August or early September.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail or have any queries, please contact Ledy Leyssen, Head of Learning, by email: lleyssen@royalparks.org.uk.

To apply

To apply for this role candidates should apply online on The Royal Parks careers website

You will be asked to submit your CV and a Cover Letter (no more than 1 page), describing how your skills and experience meet the relevant essential competencies in the Person Specification.

Closing date for Applications is on Sunday, 29th July 2018.

Interviews will take place week commencing 30th July 2018.


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