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Education and Community Outreach Project Officer

  Wardell Armstrong in East Anglia
   £25,000-£30,000 dependant on experience
  Apply before: 26/01/2017
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
  
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As one of the UK’s leading environmental and engineering consultancies, Wardell Armstrong are looking to develop greater community heritage involvement in a project we will be undertaking in East Anglia.  The successful applicant will be contracted to develop and deliver a one year project to develop a sustainable educational and outreach programme to encourage wider community engagement with the archaeological environment. To enhance a sense of place and identity, increasing the value that communities place on their local environment and the sense of pride and ownership in the place where they live.
Main Duties

  • To establish, implement and manage a sustainable programme of outreach activities within schools and educational facilities to foster community engagement with the archaeological environment
  • To educate and engage people directly in caring for the historic environment in a sustainable way
  • Organise creative workshops and special events, including large scale school events and provide training for teachers
  • Working with young people and delivering educational activities, either in a classroom or informal learning environment
  • To create a series of resources for local schools for classroom development during and beyond the life of the project
  • To build sustainable partnerships with schools and local community groups
  • Liaising and maintaining good communication with site staff and other resident organisations to develop and implement a co-ordinated Education and Outreach programme
  • Devise, develop and deliver creative cross-curricular class sessions, which adapt and develop to meet new opportunities and acquire, devise and develop education resources, both artefacts and printed material
  • Provide lectures in the community
Required Skills:
  • Experience or training in the development of educational programmes in a voluntary or professional capacity
  • Experience working with children of varying ages either as a teacher or within other community projects
  • Archaeology or heritage degree, qualification, or equivalent experience
  • The ability to design and work with learning materials including digital media, historical objects, worksheets, and audio-visual displays
  • Excellent oral / written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise and build a rapport with educational providers, teachers and children of varying ages
  • Knowledge of primary level curriculum and relevant subjects
  • Knowledge of social media platforms
  • Ability to work on own initiative and independently
  • Good organisational, time and self-management skills; must be comfortable setting own schedule
  • A desire to work within the community in varying community and educational institutions
  • An understanding of current best practice in community development and learning
  • Good foundation knowledge for historical periods and knowledge of associated material culture
  • Willingness to work to a flexible work schedule
  • Clean driving licence and access to a car
  • Successful DBS check (previously CRB) prior to undertaking the contract
     
    Competitive benefits and associated allowances will be available to the successful candidate.

 

 

Please quote BAJR in your application.



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