Learning Assistant Volunteer

RSPB

Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire
Voluntary

Volunteer • Part Time • Temporary

www.rspb.org.uk kerry.fieldhouse@rspb.org.uk 01262422203 Kerry Fieldhouse

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 01 January 2018


What we're looking for

At Bempton Cliffs, school and youth groups book onto sessions in which they learn all about and are inspired by the beautiful and amazing wildlife on the reserve; enabling them to make their own connection to nature. As a Learning Assistant you will lead our education sessions using resources, games and play to engage children.

The skills you need

Essential 

  • Approachable, with a friendly demeanour 
  • Enjoy being part of a team 
  • Ability to communicate well and listen 
  • Enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation 
  • Passionate about inspiring children 
  • Basic ecological knowledge 
  • Ability to be on the go all day
  • Willingness to undertake appropriate training and personal development 

Desirable 

  • Be confident in dealing with tricky situations 
  • Familiarity with Bempton Cliffs 
  • Aware of aims of environmental education 
  • First Aid certificate 
  • Knowledge of some RSPB work 
  • Ability to work with large groups 
  • Experience of working with children 
  • Own transport 
  • Live within one hour drive of the reserve
  • CRB checked, or willing to be checked

Your time

Minimum: Preferably one day a week

Duration: On-going

Period: March to October

What's in it for you?

  • The chance to pass on your passion for nature to enthuse children and young people 
  • The opportunity to have fun in an outdoor learning environment with young people
  • An opportunity to be part of the country's largest nature conservation charity 
  • The opportunity to become part of a friendly, supportive team 
  • Opportunities to use and develop skills and personal initiative 
  • Training in the safe use of all relevant equipment 
  • References if appropriate

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