Education & Outreach Coordinator, Chelsea Physic Garden

Contract: Part Time, 3 Days per Week
Salary: £24,000 pro-rata for 21 hours per week, equivalent to £14,400 p.a.
Closing date: 30th July 2019

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Chelsea Physic Garden is entering a period of large scale project development, as it moves toward a celebration of its 350 anniversary in 2023. The project development and implementation are focused on the ambition to restore, refurbish and re-present the buildings and facilities associated with this Grade 1 listed garden, with a major fundraising appeal supporting this process. As we build up activities ahead of this momentous year, we need to evaluate our current practices and build on them. This project provides us with an opportunity to review and refine our working model, administrative infrastructure, and evaluation processes, before we move forward.

This newly created role has been made possible because of a grant received and reflects the growing needs of our Education Department, to manage the busy daily departmental operations, and teaching, alongside an expanding outreach programme. The demand for learning sessions both on and offsite is rapidly increasing. The post-holder will have responsibility for improving processes including monitoring and evaluation, increasing our profile and network among local community groups and working with young people and families. It includes working directly with the users of the service to trial evaluation techniques, to gather information, data and feedback to inform improvements to the service and the departments operations.

This post will:

· review the existing administrative infrastructure and make recommendations and implement improvements for the Education & Outreach team;
· support and strengthen our local community network (with the priority areas for this work listed below);
· aid the facilitation of community access panels, to help shape our major project;
· introduce more efficient and streamlined ways of working to build capacity and support existing staff responsible for delivery and outreach;
· create improved evaluation processes to help us work more effectively with our existing and new audiences in the future, and to report on these evaluations to help demonstrate the impact of the Education Department.

The funders priority areas for this work are the London Boroughs of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Hammersmith & Fulham, Camden, City of Westminster, Brent, Harrow and Ealing.

For more information and to apply please visit https://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/vacancies

Closing date: 30 July 2019