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Nursery Row Park Part Time Community Garden Educator

Friends of Nursery Row Park; Freelance Opportunity

20 per hour for 114 hours over the 2012/13 academic year

Part time freelance opportunity, fixed 2012/13 academic year

About this role

We need a creative and enthusiastic person to work with students at Robert Browning Primary School (East Walworth, Elephant & Castle, London SE17) leading weekly outdoor classes and after school groups in Nursery Row Park over the 2012/2013 academic year.

Your role will be to develop a suitable programme of creative and engaging lessons which capitalise on the educational potential of outdoor study in Nursery Row Park. Working closely with RBPS teachers, Southwark Council and the Friends of Nursery Row Park, your ideas will support existing classroom teaching in a range of curriculum areas.

You will then lead weekly outdoor classes and monthly after-school groups with students over the academic year. These will involve practical activities and use the considerable resources of the park. Lessons will focus in particular on horticulture and the environment and it is envisaged these will involve hands-on activities in the park (such as planting, tending, harvesting).

In addition you will build capacity within the school by co-teaching with existing teachers, sharing skills in outdoor classroom management techniques.
Your role will also help to build engagement in the park amongst local parents and residents. This activity will include planning and leading three celebratory events, one at the end of each term, to which parents and the local community are invited.

A full job description can be found here:

Person description

Essential requirements:

Direct experience of working with children
The post holder will be required to provide a CRB check at Enhanced Level.
Availability for weekly 2 hour sessions during school terms within the period October 2012 to July 2013, plus set up and take down, plus preparation time, for seven additional after-school clubs and three termly events. Times will be confirmed with the candidate and RBPS.
Enthusiasm, commitment and energy to deliver the programme.
Knowledge and enthusiasm for horticulture

Desirable requirements:
Related teaching experience at primary school level.
Existing CRB accreditation
Qualification in related discipline(s) such as horticulture ecology, biology, D&T etc.

About Friends of Nursery Row Park; Freelance Opportunity

The position is being funded through a grant from the Elephant and Castle Community Fund, sponsored by Lend Lease.

The employer will be the Friends of Nursery Row Park.

Payment will be monthly in arrears by cheque or transfer following presentation of a signed invoice.

How to apply

Please send your application (CV and supporting letter) to [email protected] or to 102 Brandon Street London SE17 1AL to arrive by noon 1st October 2012.

The supporting letter should show your suitability and clearly set out how you meet each of the job requirements, your relevant experience and your motivation for applying. Please note that the successful applicant will be required to provide a CRB check at Enhanced Level.

Please provide contact details for two referees who can be contacted about your application.

The dates and times of all teaching sessions are to be agreed with candidate, school and the Friends of Nursery Row Park. Please ensure your application indicates preferred times/days.

Draft Interview date will be the later afternoon/evening of Weds 3rd October 2012.

Job description can be found here:

Our website gives more details about the park

This post is kindly funded by the Elephant and Castle Community Fund

If you would like to discuss the position, please email [email protected] in the first instance.

Please mention the London SE1 website when responding to this advert
This notice was posted on Thursday 20 September 2012
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