Schools Outreach Session Leader, Greater Manchester

As a Schools Outreach Volunteer you will play an essential role. You will be part of a team delivering sessions in schools, helping children to explore nature in their school grounds.

Wednesday 12 August 2015
Vacancy type:
Inspiring young people, Volunteering at home
Various locations

What we're looking for

The RSPB is the UK's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife. As part of the RSPB's aim to connect as many children as possible to nature, Giving Nature a Home in Schools is the RSPB's school outreach project working across 15 cities to provide inspiring outdoor hands on education sessions. You will lead sessions with a class of children and their teacher in a primary or nursery school.

The skills you need

Key duties and responsibilities: The ability to deliver high quality standardised learning activities with either early years or primary school children. Delivery is mainly independent - you will often be the sole RSPB representative in the school. Assist with equipment and resource maintenance. Deliver face to face promotion in schools. Regularly check and respond to emails. Assist with data collection, feedback and evaluation. Attend initial induction and training. Experience required: Abundant enthusiasm. Ability to communicate with children aged up to 11. Some experience of working with young people ideally within the age group you wish to focus. A keen interest in wildlife. A resourceful and flexible approach to be able to include children of all abilities and adapt to the changing needs of schools. A willingness to learn new skills. Well organised, with effective communication skills. Ability to work independently and represent the RSPB in a professional manner, Computer literacy - ability to use e-mail, PowerPoint and classroom ICT systems. Able to travel to schools around Manchester and arrive by 8.30am. Desirable skills: Teaching experience Wildlife gardening Wildlife identification

Your time

One day a fortnight (though we can be flexible on this)
During school term time, flexible hours

What's in it for you?

Session Leaders will have the opportunity to inspire the next generation whilst working with a leading conservation charity. Develop your skills and knowledge with ongoing training opportunities.

How to apply


Rachel Robinson, Northern England Regional Office, Denby Dale
Tel: 01484 861148
Email: Rachel.Robinson@RSPB.ORG.UK


Equipment Required Access to the internet and a current, regularly checked email address. Commitment A minimum of 2 days a month. We need to know your availability 2 - 3 months in advance. Location Various areas of Greater Manchester The RSPB will provide: A volunteer induction and welcome pack Ongoing training Safeguarding training RSPB uniform and name badge Travel expenses up to 25 miles each way In line with RSPB safeguarding policy, all applicants will have references taken up.

Reference number 7644