Education Officer (Kent)

Responsible to:         Education Manager
Responsible for:       Co-ordinating and overseeing Wildwood’s educational portfolio and the delivery of its activities
Salary range:             £19,000-£21,000
Closing Date:             17th January 2022

Full job description can be downloaded here.

Overall responsibility will be delivering highly engaging workshops and talks to a variety of audiences. The role includes the management of school bookings and delivery of activities within these bookings, developing a variety of activities for holiday programme, maintenance of education administration as well as supervising a small team of volunteers and placement students

Principal Duties

  • Delivering public talks
  • Providing formal education sessions
  • Providing informal education sessions
  • Managing school and specialist group bookings
  • Supporting the development of new education resources and workshops
  • Financial administration
  • Taking responsibility for the health and safety of visitors attending education related activities
  • Helping to manage and supervise work placement students and researchers.

Applications

Application is by C.V. and must contain the following information:

  • Name, address, contact phone numbers
  • Personal Statement
  • Employment history
  • Educational history

You should include a statement of the relevant skills and experience that you believe you will bring to the job, paying careful attention to the requirements of the job outlined above.

You should give two referees to whom we can turn for a confidential reference, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. References will only be taken up for those candidates chosen for interview or, with regard to current employer, on offer of contract.

Applications will not normally be acknowledged. If you would like yours to be acknowledged, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard.
Applications should be sent to Helen Sayers, Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ. Or alternatively email helen@wildwoodtrust.org


Ranger

Function: To work on construction projects.
Responsible to: Head Ranger
Salary Range: £19,000-£21,000
Closing Date: 17th January 2022

Full job description can be downloaded here.

This post is an essential role within the Wildwood team and is designed to support the continued growth and development of the Wildwood park in Kent.

Principal Duties

  • Keeping the Wildwood grounds and facilities in excellent working order, ensuring the minimum of disruption to visitors and staff.
  • Advising and frequently leading on large project developments. Taking responsibility for planning, costing and pulling together all stakeholders to deliver detailed drawings for new developments. Working closely with the living collections team, conservation and rangers to ensure that project objectives are met.
  • The construction of new animal enclosures or elements within enclosures such as nesting or breeding areas, viewing options etc. as required, advising on design elements and helping our keeper team develop better conditions for our animals.
  • Encouragement and supervision of volunteers and helpers, such as Young Offenders, National Probation Service, Environmental Task Force and others. Also guiding and mentoring less experienced rangers and members of the team involved in projects
  • Input into site wide planting plans to help oversee the ground work, species selection, area clearance and planting. Working with all relevant stakeholders.

Applications

Application is by C.V. and must contain the following information:

  • Name, address, age, contact phone numbers at home and work (for discreet calls only)
  • Employment history
  • Educational history

You should include a statement of the relevant skills and experience that you believe you will bring to the job, paying careful attention to the requirements of the job outlined above.

You should give two referees to whom we can turn for a confidential reference, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. References will only be taken up for those candidates chosen for interview or, with regard to current employer, on offer of contract.

Applications will not be acknowledged unless sent by email, whereby an automatic reply shall be confirmation of receipt.

Applications should be sent to Helen Sayers, Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ. Or alternatively email helen@wildwoodtrust.org


Park Assistant

This post is for an energetic and enthusiastic individual who is outgoing and comfortable working in a customer facing role. This will be a varied and dynamic role where the successful candidate will be welcoming visitors to the park, working with other departments to ensure all aspects of the park are visitor friendly.

The candidate must be well-organised with the ability to multi-task. They will be expected to operate at a variety of levels, whilst prioritising customer care and satisfaction. Good communication skills and effective team-work are essential as the candidate will be interacting with our visitors as well as many departments across the park. Candidates must be willing to work outdoors all year round, as part of the role will involve outdoor work across the park.

Duties will include:

  • Welcoming visitors to the park
  • Car park marshalling
  • General housekeeping across the park

Full job description can be downloaded here.

Applications

Application is by C.V. and must contain the following information:

  • Name, address, age, contact phone numbers at home and work (for discreet calls only)
  • Employment history
  • Educational history

You should include a statement of the relevant skills and experience that you believe you will bring to the job, paying careful attention to the requirements of the job outlined above.

You should give two referees to whom we can turn for a confidential reference, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. References will only be taken up for those candidates chosen for interview or, with regard to current employer, on offer of contract.

Applications will not be acknowledged unless sent by email, whereby an automatic reply shall be confirmation of receipt.

Applications should be sent to Helen Sayers, Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ. Or alternatively email jobs@wildwoodtrust.org


Café Assistant

This is an exciting position, with a huge potential to improve our restaurant facility and the public perception. Working alongside the café team to improve the customer experience of visiting the park, the successful candidate will be able to actively engage in customer service and prioritise customer satisfaction whilst delivering high quality food.

Duties:

  • Taking orders from customers
  • Preparing food
  • Receiving and putting away deliveries
  • Cleaning public and staff areas in the Woodland Café
  • Working on the till

Full job description can be downloaded here.

Applications

Application is by C.V. and must contain the following information:

  • Name, address, age, contact phone numbers at home and work (for discreet calls only)
  • Employment history
  • Educational history

You should include a statement of the relevant skills and experience that you believe you will bring to the job, paying careful attention to the requirements of the job outlined above.

You should give two referees to whom we can turn for a confidential reference, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. References will only be taken up for those candidates chosen for interview or, with regard to current employer, on offer of contract.

Applications will not be acknowledged unless sent by email, whereby an automatic reply shall be confirmation of receipt.

Applications should be sent to Helen Sayers, Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ. Or alternatively email jobs@wildwoodtrust.org