We’re Hiring: Informal Learning Officer

We are looking for a talented and creative educator to support the successful development and delivery of the Arkwright Society’s learning programmes. Supporting delivery of the formal learning programme with our Formal Learning Officer and working with our Head of Engagement on developing and expanding our Informal learning provision. Ensuring a high-quality delivery of the Arkwright Society’s learning programme; engaging, informing, educating and entertaining a wide range of formal and informal audiences at Cromford Mills.

Job Title:                         Informal Learning Officer

Responsible to:               Head of Engagement

Location:                         Cromford Mills, Cromford Derbyshire

Salary Range:              Part time 3 days a week, 2 year fixed term, 23,400 pro rata

 Please apply with a CV and covering letter to ewoledge@arkwrightsociety.org.uk 

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Overall purpose of the role:

Reporting to our Head of Engagement, the Informal learning officer will help develop and expand our informal learning provision based on a participatory and inclusive vision. Our focus is industrial history of the Georgian Era and environmental innovation.


Main duties and responsibilities:

  1. The high quality and consistent delivery of our formal learning sessions, mostly for KS1 and KS2 with occasional KS3 groups. We are working to increase the support we have from our volunteers in the delivers of these sessions, so you must be a good deliverer but also a supportive enabler.
  2. To manage the delivery of informal workshop sessions but as a hands on deliverer and as a project manager when we work with artists and other creatives.
  3. Working with our head of engagement and wider team to research and design new learning activities and interpretation, including the creation and development of hands-on, written and digital materials to support onsite and online resources.
  4. Undertaking all necessary preparation for learning activities and overseeing allocation and storage of equipment and materials, including stock checking, re-ordering and quality control.
  5. Monitoring learning and enjoyment of participants and assisting with the evaluation of the effectiveness, quality and impact of the informal learning programme.
  6. Supporting an outreach programme and building relationships with partners in the local community.
  7. Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of best practice in education within the heritage sector, changes to the National Curriculum and current education practice and using this to influence the Arkwright Society’s learning programme.
  8. Working in accordance with health and safety legislation including risk assessing learning activities and observing the child protection and safeguarding measures applicable by law.
  9. Assist with the recruitment and training of volunteers to support the learning programme.

This is an outline description of the duties and responsibilities involved in the job. It is not exhaustive and may be revised from time to time.

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Posted on
June 18, 2024