The role of Education, Families and Youth Officer provides a unique opportunity to join RSPB Cymru's flagship public engagement project in Wales, Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff, engaging thousands of children in Cardiff with the wildlife in their school grounds and encouraging them to act to support it.
Education Families and Youth Officer
Salary starting at: £19,602 to £22,869 per annum
Hours: Full time
This job is for you if you love the buzz of a busy project as much as you love nature. You'll be keen to share your enthusiasm for the natural world with children and families, whilst professionally representing the RSPB and working closely with our project partners, City of Cardiff Council and Buglife.
You'll be responsible for delivering free outreach sessions in primary schools and early years settings across Cardiff. These sessions encourage children to enjoy nature in their school grounds and inspire them to discover more. You'll spend most of your time out and about in schools, however you will also manage our school bookings and run our Cardiff Wildlife Detectives club, which is a wildlife club for families that meets on a weekend day once a month. You'll be part of an enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers, including our School Session Leader Volunteers whom you'll be responsible for leading.
Alongside the delivery of our school outreach work in Cardiff, you'll support our wider engagement work with children across Wales. This will involve helping to create and deliver exciting experiences to engage children with nature through public events and at RSPB reserves.
You'll have an impressive track record of getting things done and an excellent eye for detail to ensure all work is delivered to a consistently high standard. You'll be confident and charismatic and able to lead and inspire staff and volunteers, proactive at working across multiple departments, an excellent team player and well organised to ensure tasks are completed on time.
You'll have experience in planning, delivering and managing formal and informal learning experiences for children. This includes the setup and breakdown of activities, building long-term relationships with schools and planning activities in line with RSPB Cymru's objectives.
The ability to work in Welsh as well as English is essential for this post.
Closing date: 1 July 2019
Interview date: 12 July 2019
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This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.
No agencies please.