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Job Title: Visitor Centre and Education Officer

Location: High Woods Country Park 

Salary range: £20,444 to £24,046

Contract: 8-month maternity cover, full time, or part time job share

Working Hours: 37hrs per week or 18.5hrs per week

Closing Date:  Midnight 11th December 2019

Interview Date: 18th December 2019


We are seeking a suitably experienced individual  who can lead visitor centre services at Colchester Borough Councilís award-winning High Woods Country Park and develop and run the education and event programme. You will, work on average a 37-hour week, including alternate weekends.


Alternatively, we are seeking two suitably experienced individuals to job share the above role. I.e. we are seeking a part time Visitor Centre Officer and a part time Education and Events Officer, 18.5 hrs per week, including working one weekend a month.


Visitor Centre Officer role:


You will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the visitor centre, from day to day running to recruiting and training centre volunteers to ensuring all the administrative needs, budget control, service standards and financial security. Maintain a safe, clean, welcoming environment. Customer care is central to this role. Experience of cash handling and sales is essential as is the possession of excellent IT skills.


Education / Events Officer role:


You will run the education and events programme for High Woods Country Park as well as on our other countryside sites, as required. Experience of working in an outdoor recreation environment and of leading educational sessions is essential. You will be required to confidently communicate with a wide range of visitors including school groups, park users, staff, and representatives from external organisations. Be innovative and creative enabling you to develop & expand future educational & event opportunities.


DBS check will be required.


For more information please contact Sonya Lindsell 01206 853588


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