Schools Nature Activity Leader, Tyne & Wear

You will be working with children in their school grounds. Giving them the chance to explore and learn about the world around them and supporting their discovery of nature's treasures.

Posted:
Tuesday 17 April 2018
Vacancy type:
Inspiring young people, Volunteering at home
Location:
Various locations

What we're looking for

Getting outside and hands-on with nature is great for everyone! At the RSPB we aim to connect as many children as possible to nature and this is where you come in! Giving Nature a Home in Schools is the RSPB's school outreach project, funded by Aldi, working with children aged 2-11 around the UK. We're looking for committed volunteers to lead our primary or early years activities in Tyne & Wear, sharing your knowledge and passion for education and the environment with kids in your community.

The skills you need

Requirements • An interest in wildlife and a love for nature • Experience of working, or desire to work with children • Enthusiasm and excellent communication skills • Good organisational skills • Able to commit to 2 days a month

Your time

Minimum:
One day a fortnight
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
During school term time, flexible hours

What's in it for you?

You will get the opportunity to develop the following skills: • Delivering learning activities to primary school children or Early Years children • Wildlife and nature identification • Developing ideas for learning about nature • Liaising with teaching staff • Organising and maintaining resources.

How to apply

Contact

Jill Stone, Northern England Regional Office, Newcastle
Tel: 0191 233 4300
Email: newcastleschoolsoutreach@rspb.org.uk

Notes

The RSPB will provide you with: • Safeguarding training • Training in delivering all of the activities • All resources for the activities • Support, help and advice from the Schools Outreach Officer • Uniform and ID • Travel and other expenses The RSPB is committed to a workforce that is representative of, and values, the diversity within the wider population and where everyone has an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential, whatever their background and circumstances. All applications will be judged solely on merit. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates and under 25s who are currently underrepresented as RSPB volunteers. We are also open to discussing any adjustments you may need to fulfil this role. In line with the RSPB Safeguarding Policy, all applicants will have references taken up.

Reference number 7681