Learning Assistant Placement

Who's going to win the race?

Would you like to join the Learning and Community team at Portstewart Strand, Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House?

By getting involved, you will…

  • Experience working with a wide variety of children and adult groups.
  • Use your communication skills to deliver classes, workshops and events.
  • Share your knowledge and enthusiasm with younger visitors
  • Make new friends.
  • Join an enthusiastic and varied team.
  • Learn about the history, nature and conservation management and running of Portstewart Strand, Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House.
  • Have the chance to help as required across all departments on various projects to gain key transferable skills.
  • Gain valuable working experience within the largest conservation charity in Europe.

What’s involved?

  • Learning more about the sites so you can help bring them to life for younger visitors.
  • Leading and helping with activity sessions in schools and on site.
  • Helping with school visits.
  • Helping with adult group visits and walks and talks.
  • Making sure everything runs smoothly and safely.

This role will suit you if you are…

  • Someone who enjoys meeting people and working with children and young people.
  • Enthusiastic and excited about telling stories and giving presentations.
  • Friendly and ready to answer questions.
  • Keen about sharing knowledge about conservation and the environment.

Extra information

  • Placements run from September to June.
  • Placements are voluntary.
  • Travel costs are fully covered.
  • You will receive a volunteer card which has many benefits including free entry onto all of our sites.
  • All equipment necessary will be provided.