London's eight Royal Parks are some of the best-loved and most beautiful spaces in the world managed by The Royal Parks. The parks are enjoyed by millions of Londoners and visitors to the city each year. The parks provide 5,000 acres of urban parkland and unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the capital.
About the role
This is an exciting time to be joining us. In 2017 The Royal Parks charity was founded, as we took over the role of managing the parks from The Royal Parks Agency – a former executive agency of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. At the same time we joined forces with the Royal Parks Foundation, bringing together the best of fundraising, education and park management under one organisation. The Royal Parks charity was launched by HRH The Prince of Wales and our new Chairman Loyd Grossman in July 2017.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and energetic environmental education professional to join The Royal Parks Learning Team, based at The LookOut, Hyde Park. The LookOut is a unique, eco-friendly building nestled in an acre of enclosed grounds in the heart of the park. Our work enables people of all ages, abilities and communities to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and learn about the history, culture, heritage and natural environment of the Parks. We run a full programme of formal and informal sessions and events for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Working closely with the other members of the Learning Team, you will develop and teach school sessions taking into account the ages and ability of each audience. You will also develop the existing secondary school programme and specific projects with guidance from the Learning Manager.
The ideal candidate will be passionate and knowledgeable about engaging children and adults with British wildlife, natural heritage and the environment, with proven experience of sharing this with children and young people in formal and/or informal settings. While the main focus of the role will be on environmental education, you will have enthusiasm and curiosity for the rich heritage and present-day role of the Royal Parks in London. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be able to deliver curriculum-linked education sessions regularly to a consistently high standard with energy and enthusiasm. You will be highly organised, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to use your initiative and develop creative new ideas. You will be able to adapt sessions according to weather conditions, the needs of each group and other unforeseen circumstances that arise while maintaining a consistently excellent standard of delivery. Our programmes are supported by a team of talented volunteers, and you will build relationships with them to ensure that all involved benefit from their work. Your proactive attitude and passion for your work will form an invaluable part of our ambitious and supportive team.
How to apply
Once you have downloaded and completed your application form, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title as the subject, there is no need to submit a hard copy as well. If you prefer to return by post, the address is: HR Department, Old Police House, Hyde Park, W2 2UH.
Closing date for applications is Monday, 26 February 2018