Education Officer Assistent required

Cody Dock is looking for an Assistant to our Education Officer to help us with our Education Programme from January to March. Volunteers will be helping to run our River of Hope project on-site with school groups in years 3-5. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays where we’ll be running hands-on activities examining the dynamic wildlife that lives along the lower River Lea.

We are offering complete flexibility with how much you would like to be involved, however please note we require a minimum commitment of 3 days across the programme period. You must also come to one of the training days laid out below. There is potential for more engagement opportunities for volunteers after March

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About the River of Hope

The River of Hope is an arts-based learning project linking schools around the world through the study of rivers. River of Hope uses environmental learning and creative arts practice to help young people express their concerns about the environment. Through this programme young people from around the world have been encouraged to think about the importance of safeguarding the future of their own natural environment.

About our Education Programme

Our Education Programme has a dual goal: to strengthen the bond between young people and the natural environment and local heritage in Newham and Tower Hamlets, while also equipping them to drive positive change. Located in the lower River Lea valley, a place of exceptional wildlife diversity with over 87 bird species, and an area deeply intertwined with the borough’s rich social history, our unique setting serves as a catalyst for sparking dialogues about Newham’s environment and heritage.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Helping the Education Officer deliver activities throughout the day
  • Leading small groups in activities
  • Getting feedback from pupils and teachers on the day
  • Promoting Cody Dock and our Education Plan
  • Help generate content for our social media platforms
  • Assisting setting up and clearing away before and after sessions

What you can get out of it

  • Experience working with young people in outdoor education
  • Practice producing social media content
  • Free Safeguarding Level 1 qualification (CPD certified)
  • Free Enhanced DBS check
  • Experience working in the charity sector
  • Strengthen ties with your local community

Training Times

  • 12th December 3-5pm to start in January-March
  • 16th January 3-5pm to start in February-March
  • 13th February 3-5pm to start in March

Please note you will need to complete a training day with us before you can take part in the volunteering programme.