Engagement & Outreach Officer

Our client's Discovery and Learning department is looking for a Heritage Lottery Fund Engagement and Outreach Officer, to join the team at their London attraction to lead on the development, delivery and evaluation of a range of innovative outreach and on-site learning activities.

The post will be responsible for building new and strengthening existing partnerships with local community groups and charities.

Engagement & Outreach Officer (Part-Time / 1 Year Fixed-Term Contract)
Location: London, NW1
Category: Education
Department: Discovery and Learning
Position Type: Fixed Term Contract, Part-Time
Salary: £15,491 (inclusive of London weighting)


Overview
Our client, a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. Their mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at their two zoos, inspiring people to take conservation action.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaise and actively reach out to local community groups and charities to build long term partnerships.
  • Support the HLF Community Participation Officer in delivery of community programming.
  • Coordinate the recruitment, training and day to day tasks of the Community Engagement volunteers.
  • Take the lead on the coordination of the database of community partnerships.
  • Support the Evaluation Coordinator in the collection of research data connected to HLF community programmes.
  • Work to improve all aspects of the zoo experience for under-represented audiences.

Person Specification

  • Experience of delivering a community engagement or outreach programme
  • Experience coordinating internal stakeholder expectations, defining clear objectives and outlining actions
  • Experience of delivering visitor/public-facing programmes
  • Creative
  • Personable and friendly
  • Excellent time management and ability to manage own workload
  • Excellent communication skills

Please note: Due to the nature of this role applicants should be aware that they will need to work some evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Applicants will also need to be able to work in an outdoor environment and in all weather conditions.

Candidates will generally be expected to work 18.75 hours per week.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 3rd June

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