Learning Assistant – Part Time

Learning Assistant – Part Time

Job Description

  • Contract
  • Belfast, UK
  • £21,225 - £22,818 per annum, pro-rata UK / Year

We are looking for a passionate and engaging individual to join our established education team in a partnership project between RSPB and CAFRE Greenmount to deliver an exciting education programme from April – June and September – December 2024 aimed at connecting young people with nature along an established nature trail in the grounds of the agricultural college.

Part-Time Learning Assistant (Fixed-Term)
Reference: JAN20249994
Location: RSPB Northern Ireland
Salary: £21,225.00 – £22,818.00 Pro Rata
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Life Assurance Scheme, 26 days’ Annual Leave (pro rata)
Duration: 9 months

This is a Fixed-Term zero-hours contract for a maximum of 15 hours per week. The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

What’s the role about?

This is an opportunity to make a real difference enriching the lives of children and young people, inspiring them to care and learn more about the natural world through curriculum linked educational activities delivered in a variety of habitats.

In addition to proven experience in a learning environment, you’ll be a passionate communicator, able to enthuse visitors about nature. You’ll need confidence and the ability to facilitate a day’s education programme both in the classroom and in the field with a group of school children and their teacher.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Good level of general ecological and natural history knowledge.
  • Good understanding of Health & Safety and Safeguarding issues with regards to outdoor education.
  • Confidence and ability to facilitate a day’s programme both in the field and in the classroom with a group of students and their teacher.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of ages and abilities of children.
  • Abundant enthusiasm and excellent communication skills.
  • Previous teaching experience or work with groups of young people.
  • Working experience of environmental education.
  • Working experience of teaching outdoors.

Desirable qualifications/experience:

  • Teaching or youth work degree/qualification
  • Experience of working with young people

Closing date: 23:59, Fri, 16th Feb 2024

We are looking to conduct face to face interviews for this position on 28th February 2024.


If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website.

As part of this application process you will be asked to complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

This role will require completion of an Access NI check in addition to the standard pre-employment checks.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship – the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

No agencies please.

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