The Landscape connections project aims to engage children, young people and adults from across Sheffield and Rotherham in the Sheffield Lakeland area.
|JOB TITLE:||Outdoor Learning Assistant (Landscape Connections)|
|Salary:||£21,749 per annum (pro rata)|
+ benefits to include 9% employee pension contribution entitlement
|Duration:||Fixed Term to March 2024|
|Location:||Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust, Stafford Road, Sheffield|
+ Programme Delivery Sites
|Closing Date:||Tuesday 30th May (9am)|
|Interviews:||Monday 5th June|
About the role
The Outdoor Learning Assistant will work as part of the Community Engagement and Learning Team to respond to increased demand and deliver outdoor learning sessions and raise awareness of the importance of the natural world. The Community Engagement and Learning Team delivers a range of learning-based activities – including school visits and adult training courses.
This is a fixed term role focused mainly on supporting Landscape Connections project until the end of our funding for that project and also provide additional staff capacity during busy periods. You may be asked to support delivery at other locations as part of the outdoor learning offer.
The Outdoor Learning Assistant will be expected to demonstrate a broad approach to teaching and engaging children – showing that they can recognise and build on all areas of children’s learning and development, at the same time as clearly identifying and meeting set curriculum-linked learning goals.
Due to the nature of the job, evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence will be desirable, although public transport or a fleet vehicle should always be used when practical.
An enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.
Overall purpose of job:
To support the outdoor learning team during busy periods and respond to an increase in demand for sessions with schools and groups. To also support wild play and family events during school holidays. The role will be required to deliver a programme of pre-set outdoor learning sessions. The majority of delivery will be done independently unless funding or safeguarding concerns require more than one member of staff.
This post will be based at Sheffield Wildlife Trust’s Headquarters on Stafford Road, Sheffield, and will work at a number of other locations including Our Cow Molly (a working dairy farm), Stoneface Creative, J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre (Ecclesall Woods), but may work at other sites across Sheffield & Rotherham.
- To help deliver an established programme of activities to primary, secondary, home educated children and wider families to introduce them to the Sheffield Lakeland areas. Sessions will be delivered mainly at Our Cow Molly. Students will learn about the landscape, its natural and cultural heritage and how to protect it.
- To prepare resources as well as planning and delivery of engagement activities and family learning events during school holiday periods at Our Cow Molly or other locations as required.
- To provide additional support for activities across Redmires, Wyming Brook, Fox hagg as part of the gateway project that encourages visitors to take action for nature by sticking to footpaths and keeping dogs on leads. This could be through supporting volunteer workdays and running interactive stalls as the reserves.
- To monitor and respond to enquiries through the schools inbox from to ensure enquires are responded to promptly . This may also involve delivering talks at school assemblies on a variety of topics.
- To ensure outdoor learning resources and sites are maintained and kept in a safe and usable condition, and to create additional teaching resources subject to demand and in discussion with the Senior Outdoor Learning Officer. This includes monitoring equipment, reporting damages, ensuring safe storage and maintaining tools and workspaces.
- To keep thorough records of all projects delivered including school / group bookings, photographic records, attendance monitoring and evaluation.
- To promote Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust and membership of the Trust at all opportunities.
- To work with the Landscape Connections Project Officer to ensure all opportunities are promoted and marketed effectively and within the SRWT corporate guidelines.
- To ensure all work is undertaken to SRWT’s policies (e.g. safeguarding, environmental and health and safety policies).
- To undertake any other duties, as requested by your Line Manager, commensurate with the aims of the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.
Find out more about Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust and the difference you could make to nature and wildlife at www.wildsheffield.com.
How to apply
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About Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust
Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust is a registered charity and works with the local community towards a better future for wildlife, people and the green spaces we all love. We are also part of a national network of 46 Wildlife Trusts, working together for a better deal for nature and people locally and in the wider world.
Find out more about who we are and what we do.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust believes that equality, diversity and inclusion is an essential part of what we do and how we achieve our vision for wildlife and nature. Our staff, volunteers, and the communities we work with deserve equality of opportunity, benefit from embracing diversity and thrive in an inclusive environment.
We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workplace.
To see a full list of current vacancies with Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust and our community interest company Wildscapes, please see our Jobs page.