Brockhole Gardens Engagement Learning Activity Leader

£19,897 - £23,006 – pro rata

Fixed Term Contract to end of November 2020

18.5 hrs per week  

Weekend and school holiday working will be required

Brockhole is the Lake District National Park Visitor Centre. Set on the shores of Windermere, the site includes the beautiful Gibson designed Arts and Crafts Brockhole House and 30 acres of stunning Thomas Mawson listed gardens. The site is undergoing some significant developments and we have secured Heritage Lottery Funding for the restoration of our kitchen garden.

We are looking for a strong team player to join our team focussing on creating and delivering a learning and engagement programme around the restored kitchen garden, the restoration project, the planting and produce, the garden’s history and its significance within the site and the wider historical garden landscape. Your role will be to continue the work already begun by the previous post holder in coordinating, leading and delivering the learning and engagement elements of the Kitchen Garden Restoration Project. You will identify and work closely with key external communities and partners; facilitating, coordinating and delivering a programme of activities that meet the vision and aims of the project.

The engagement and learning programme will need to deliver an exceptional programme to varied audiences and participants, ranging from school parties, to general visitors, to economically and socially disadvantaged community groups.  

The Lake District is a World Heritage Site and this is a great opportunity to make a significant contribution to the development of this unique cultural heritage site. At the heart of the project are the stories of the Gaddum family, who commissioned the garden, and the vision of Thomas Mawson, the garden designer. The project will explore and restore the garden and engage people in a learning journey that will focus on these heritage stories.

This is a part-time role (18.5hrs a week) and will include some weekend and school holiday working.

If you have the right knowledge and experience, matched with a friendly, outgoing personality that enables you to bring our heritage stories to life and engage people of all ages with the project, then we’d love to hear from you.

Equality of opportunity

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applicants from all sectors of society. If you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the job, we will interview you.

Key dates

  • Closing date for applications is: Monday 3 February 2020 12:00pm
  • Interviews will be held at Lake District National Park Authority on W/C 10/02/2020

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Next steps

To apply for this position, please email your up to date CV and a covering letter (max 1000 words) by e-mail stating how your experience and skills match those in our requirements, and tell us why you want the post and to work at Brockhole, and send to: HR.services@lakedistrict.gov.uk