Learning Assistant (Casual), Port Sunlight Village Trust

Learning Assistant (Casual) Full Time: 0 Hours Per Week (Varying) Salary: £11.15 per hour

The Learning Assistant will work as part of the Heritage Directorate. The Heritage Directorate is responsible for promoting the village’s national and international significance and its relevance to the modern world, championing the conservation of Port Sunlight’s unique heritage, and generating income through the visitor experience and other commercial and fundraising activity.

The Learning Assistant is responsible for delivering formal learning programmes and on occasion informal learning on behalf of Port Sunlight Village Trust (PSVT) to children and young people at key stages 1-4. The majority of activity will take place in Port Sunlight but some off-site visits therefore an element of travel to fulfil the needs of this role will be required. In line with PSVT’s safeguarding policy a full DBS check is a requirement of this role.

Key Accountabilities

  1. Deliver PSVT’s learning activity, including lead workshops and guided tours of Port Sunlight Museum and the village, to children and young people at key stages 1-4 in accordance with Port Sunlight Village Trust’s formal learning programmes
  2. Liaise with the Public Programme Manager to ensure you have sufficient information about each booking to deliver the activity effectively and in line with PSVT’s customer services standards
  3. To liaise with the Public Programming team to ensure you have sufficient resources to deliver the activity.
  4. When delivering workshops, set up the learning space including furniture and resources as specified by the Public Programme Manager at the end of the session ensure the space is left in an orderly manner.
  5. Supervise PSVT volunteers to support you in the delivery of formal learning activities
  6. Report any broken or missing handling collection items as well as shortages of other resources in a timely manner

Person Specification

Essential Experience

  • Experience of teaching and facilitating workshops in any of the following: school and/or college settings, museums/galleries, communities, heritage, and cultural sector organisations
  • A keen interest in the history and significance of Port Sunlight
  • Demonstrable flair for communicating with children and young people
  • Knowledge and expertise of accessible and inclusive delivery of learning offers
  • Must be flexible and willing to work as and when required

Desirable Experience

  • Educated to a degree level or equivalent in a subject relevant to the role
  • A good level of fitness to fulfil the tour guiding element of the role