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Community Park Educator

Friends of Nursery Row Park

£22 per hour

Freelance April to July 2014

About this role

An exciting opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic person to work with students at both Robert Browning Primary School and St Johns Walworth CE Primary School (East Walworth, Elephant & Castle, London SE17) leading weekly outdoor classes and after school groups in Nursery Row Park during the period April to July 2014. 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 both school’s 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.

Person description

Essential requirements:
• Direct experience of working with children
• The post holder will be required to provide a DBS check at Enhanced Level.
• Availability for two weekly 2 hour sessions during school terms within the period April 2014 to July 2014, 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 both schools
• Enthusiasm, commitment and energy to deliver the programme.

About Friends of Nursery Row Park

The Friends of Nursery Row Park are a voluntary group who aim to enhance and protect Nursery Row Park, a green lung near Elephant & Castle. Our first year of this programme was funded by the Elephant & Castle Community Fund - we are delighted that this programme is funded by Southwark Council's Cleaner Greener Safer Revenue Fund.
More details about the park can be found on our website:

How to apply

A job description can be found here:

Please send your application (CV and supporting letter) to [email protected] or to 81A Balfour St, London SE17 1PL, to arrive by noon 17th February 2014.

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 DBS 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, schools and the Friends of Nursery Row Park. Please ensure your application indicates preferred times/days.

Draft Interview date will be the later afternoon/early evening of Wednesday 19th Feb.

Please mention the London SE1 website when responding to this advert
This notice was posted on Monday 3 February 2014
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