Schools Outreach Session Leader
Royal Society for Protection of Birds
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Do you remember the thrill of finding your first ladybird? You'll be encouraging care for wildlife and the environment by providing children with direct experience of the bugs, plants, and habitats in children school grounds. Help us inspire the next generation to save nature!
Following a period of shadowing the Schools Outreach Officer, we'll ask you to take the lead on delivering our hands-on, pre-designed workshops with classes of primary school children and their teachers.
This role takes place every fortnight.
Across Primary schools in Croydon and the surrounding area.
This will depend on where the school is based.
Confirm your interest and we will get back to you with more details.
Verbal Communication,Gardening/Environmental,Language Skills (Eg, French, German, Arabic Etc),Web Design,Teamwork,Initiative/Self Motivation
• Bags of enthusiasm and a natural at communicating your passion for nature to young children.
• Comfortable being 'up front' leading a group.
• A gifted communicator with adults and children alike.
• A keen interest in wildlife, conservation and nature.
• Willing to travel up to an hour each way to and from the school setting.
• Comfortable being active outdoors in all weathers for up to 5 hours a day.
• Great at working in a team and on your own.
• Computer savvy: you use email daily and are competent with MS PowerPoint.
• Able to store and transport equipment (one small suitcase) from home to use in your sessions.
• Basic wildlife identification skills (or eager to learn).
• Available to deliver sessions between 9am and 3pm, once per fortnight.
“Wow, this was the most fun ever!” is something you will hear a lot in this role. Plenty of opportunities exist to share your knowledge and experience, and through training and mentoring, you'll develop your confidence, ability to work with children, and foster your unique delivery style.
Enjoy being a valued member of the RSPB Education Team as you personally inspire thousands of children to help protect the natural world.
Community work,Environmental,Teaching & training
We welcome and/or have the resources to support:
university students, those who want to volunteer with friends and those interested in the outdoors who can make a long or short term commitment.