North Tyneside Council are looking for casual Education Wardens to help deliver activities in public parks as part of the Outdoor Learning and Environmental Education Service.
Education Wardens will be responsible to the Senior Education Warden and will be required to assist with the planning and delivery of weekend events, children’s parties and group visits at the Rising Sun Country Park, Wallsend Parks, Northumberland Park and other parks within North Tyneside. This post is mainly for work at weekends, although subject to demand there may be some hours available during weekdays to help with our school group visits.
This is a great opportunity to join the North Tyneside Parks team and to take a leading role in delivering a valued educational resource to schools and organisations from around the North East. The Outdoor Learning and Environmental Education Service delivers educational visits and events to around 7,000 children and adults per year.
Experience of working with children and young people in the outdoor environment is essential. You will be motivated, committed to raising environmental awareness and prepared to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions and over rough terrain. There will be evening and weekend work.
Candidates should ideally have skills and experience in the following:
• Leading groups in environmental education activities
• Delivering learning plans for outdoor activities that meet the current curriculum.
• Health and Safety and Risk Assessments for outdoor learning.
• A sound knowledge of British wildlife and environmental issues.
• working with children and young people or organised groups in the outdoor environment
Please be advised that this position has casual working hours and therefore there are no minimum contracted hours.
Please be advised that this position will require an enhanced check from the Disclosure & Barring Service.
North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.
For an informal discussion about the posts please call:
Heather Short, Tel: (0191) 643 8115
Zoe Frazer, Tel: (0191) 643 7797 (Mon – Wed only)