Education Internship - full role description

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Education Internship: Role description


21 hours per week over 3 days (Monday to Wednesday)
Role Period
Initially for 3 months’ probation period, then after a review for 9 months or a year in total. The 4 days per week in Education to be divided equally between future and living legacy projects. In addition a day may be spent on other appropriate projects subject to negotiation with Education Officer and CEO.
Based at Southall; residential.
A Rocha UK will cover the costs of accommodation and food while working at the Centre. However if working locally there is an expectation that a contribution to accommodation and food will be made at the normal volunteer rate. Both of these recommendations are subject to negotiation with the Centre Manager and CEO.
All A Rocha UK work related travel will be paid for as long as the purpose for it is pre-agreed with the Education Officer.
This is a voluntary role.
Reporting Structure
The Education Officer is your line Manager and there will be opportunities to meet informally on a weekly basis. On a monthly basis an opportunity will be created to have a more prolonged discussion and at the end of each of the above phases. In addition there will be occasional meets with the CEO or Conservation Director on pastoral or future direction on a when needed basis.

Role Description

To assist and support the Education Officer in carrying out the full education programme – environmental encounters, park specials, summer playschemes – for A Rocha UK in Hayes and Southall, west London.
To create enjoyable activities to make children appreciate that as well as the celebratory Wow factor in appreciating wildlife and wild places, there is a need to help them understand the current precarious state many species and ecosystems are in. In addition we need to communicate our Christian Hope that A Rocha UK stands for in terms of being good stewards for the future.
The education programme includes the planning and preparation of resources to deliver interactive, fun, stimulating outdoor learning experiences. The schools work will be linked to the national curriculum. Engaging assemblies and indoor wet weather alternatives are also an essential part of the programme.
To split your time approximately 50:50 between the Wolf Fields future project and Minet Country Park (A Rocha UK’s flagship ‘living legacy’ project) as determined by the Education Officer.
Provide an education lead on a particular Wolf Fields project which will be determined by the Education Officer and Conservation Director and your specific interests for mutual benefit and as part of your professional development. This will also include regular consultation with all parties but specifically with the Education Officer on the link with children’s learning and enjoyment.
To carry out any reasonable duties that A Rocha UK management request.

A Rocha UK agrees to provide all reasonable training for this role. Any pre-agreed training costs (including accommodation and course fees) will be covered by A Rocha UK.

Responsibility for deciding on suitable training lies with the EO and will include induction to A Rocha UK, safeguarding children, ethnicity and diversity and any specialism specific on faith, biodiversity and relevant children’s learning.

All insurance costs for this role will be covered by A Rocha UK.

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