Learning Assistant Placement

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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.