Outdoor Programme Coordinator

Isledon Arts

Islington, London
£26,000 pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.rosebowlislington.org.uk jobs@isledon.co.uk Damien Swan

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Wednesday, 27th February 2019   6 days left

We are looking someone who is passionate about the environment and the natural world.This new role is designed to:

  • inspire children and young people to gain practical skills, enjoy the outdoor environment and learn about the natural world
  • involve children, young people and the youth work team in the design, development and maintenance of the outdoor areas around Rose Bowl youth centre
  • show placemaking leadership, delivering significant improvements to these outdoor areas creating safe and attractive community spaces

Rose Bowl is a youth centre on the Marquess Estate in Islington that runs a varied activity programme for age ranges 8-21. The children and young people are genuinely involved in working with professionals to create spaces where they can relax, develop their creativity and values, improve their health and wellbeing and enjoy preparing for further education and employment.

The centre sits in 250m2 of its own outdoor space. Surrounding the centre is St Paul’s Park to the front and a wooded area of 788m2 to the back. These areas are currently underused and offer outdoor programming opportunities.

Person Specification

You are

  • Friendly, cheerful, positive and self-driven, able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Passionate about children and young people, environmental arts and the natural world
  • Flexible in your approach (this is a pilot project and will be developed as we learn)

 Education, qualifications or experience

  • Experience of working with children and/or young people in an inner-city environment
  • Experience of teaching basic gardening skills and/or woodwork and/or construction
  • Experience of organising small-scale events and/or project management
  • A Forest School practitioner or similar qualification/experience is desirable

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability and confidence to establish positive relationships with children and young people and motivate them to participate in outdoor activities and events
  • Practical skills in basic DIY and carpentry
  • Experience of managing outdoor spaces, growing food and cooking produce
  • Experience of festival-inspired arts, crafts and installations
  • Very good organisational and administration skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Financially aware with the ability to plan budgets
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to write reports, collect evidence of impact and help with funding bids

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