Summer Learning Assistant

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Barnes, London
£15,200 - £16,000 pro rata (£19,000 - £20,000 FTE)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract Recruitment Team

Reference: SLA(30)/LWC

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 31st March 2019  

WWT London Wetland Centre is an inspiring nature reserve in South West London, delivering a suite of innovative workshops and activities for both formal learning groups and for family audiences, aimed at bringing people closer to nature. As a Learning Assistant, you will assist with the delivery of our varied school programmes, mainly at KS1 and KS2 levels, and the Centre’s family learning programme during weekends and school holidays. You’ll also have the chance to help with special events such as our summer Night Safaris.

The successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills, preferably gained within a visitor attraction, and experience within a teaching environment or other learning setting. The ability to communicate with people at all levels is essential. Knowledge of natural history / environmental / conservation issues is desirable.

Please note that regular weekend working and bank holidays are a requirement of this role.

This is a fixed term contract from April to August 2019.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service, pro rate
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres

Appointment to this position is subject to the successful candidate receiving an enhanced disclosure and barred list check (child).

Interview Date: Thursday 11th April

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