We’re Hiring!

Learning and Engagement Officer

  • GL54, Northleach
  • £23,793 pro rata
  • Self Employed 27 month contract with annualised hours: 0.4 FTE
  • Role to start from February 2023

Who are we?

We are a highly motivated small team working for a friendly and inclusive organisation. The charity has recently been successful in applying to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for grant funding for a new project: Rooted in the Community; The Old Prison.

We welcome applications from across our community, so even if you do not have all of the skills/experience mentioned here, please get in touch; we would love to speak to you and have the opportunity to explore the role and application process helping it work better for you.

Main purposes of the job

You will be able to make a real difference to the organisation and young people in the area as you deliver our first education programme, a series of events and vital outreach work.

You will work with our two Ambassador Primary Schools to deliver the school-trip programme from our heritage site. You will lead volunteer recruitment for the charity, outreach work with hard to reach young audiences and develop a calendar of events at our site.

Key Tasks

  1. Plan school sessions with the schools, including pilot sessions
  2. Create role descriptions and recruit learning volunteers
  3. Develop educational outreach work
  4. Plan and deliver 2 Family Fun Days at the Old Prison
  5. Explore and develop a programme of trips for non-ambassador schools
  6. Explore and develop two Takeover Museum Days with our two Ambassador Schools

Reporting To

You will report and submit your monthly invoice to the Project Manager, Louise Chandler-Mullins @07968 744 007, info@friendsofthecotswolds.org

Person Specification

Ideally, you will have 2-years’ experience working with young people either in an educational setting or the third sector. It is desirable that you have an interest in heritage as well as the history and culture of the region. You will need to have a proven record of working within safeguarding of young/vulnerable people framework. You will bring enthusiasm, commitment and engagement to the young people of the area.

Location and Hours of Work

  • We offer hybrid and flexible working arrangements
  • It is expected that the average weekly hours will be 15 hours per week, with some evening and weekend work
  • The hours are annualised to allow for the natural fluctuations in weekly demands. Actual hours worked will be agreed by mutual agreement with the Project Manager
  • There is office space available from August 2023 to support on site working when required

Benefits of working with the Friends of the Cotswolds

  • Working in a great location at the heart of the Cotswolds
  • Working with a fun and engaged team excited to bring the history and heritage of the Old Prison to local schools and the wider community
  • Bringing learning to life for young people and seeing the difference you make immediately
  • Holiday – 6 weeks equivalent (15 hours week = 90 hours of holiday a year, including the recognised Public Holidays)
  • £23,793 (FTE) salary pro rata this for 0.4 FTE role
  • Hybrid and flexible working
  • The Old Prison has a delicious café/restaurant – and you will receive 20% off all food and non-alcoholic drinks

For more Information

For an informal conversation about this role or the application process, please call Louise Chandler-Mullins, Project Manager, on 07968 744 007. Or email info@friendsofthecotswolds.org

To Apply

Please submit a CV and covering letter to info@friendsofthecotswolds.org by 12pm on Monday 12th December

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 19th December. We appreciate this is a busy time for many people, and may be able to schedule interviews during the first week of January as an alternative.