Vacancy: Learning Manager
Location: Harewood House Trust, Leeds
Working Hours: 40 hours per week
Harewood House is one of England’s finest country houses. Lived in by the Lascelles family since its creation, it is a house and series of collections of national importance and one of Yorkshire’s leading visitor attractions. The House and Gardens have been open to the public since the 1950s. In 1985, the educational charitable trust was established, to maintain and develop Harewood’s collections and grounds for the public benefit. These include art, architecture, plants and birds. Since the foundation, there have been many successful exhibitions, and the creation of Harewood’s first contemporary gallery.
Harewood House Trust is a registered charity, governed by a Board of Trustees. The House and grounds attract 200,000 visitors annually. Charitable income is generated through admission fees, public events, membership and fundraising. Commercial activity is managed through a trading subsidiary and includes retail, venue hire, and catering.
In response to Harewood’s new Learning Vision & Strategy, the Learning Manager is a new post, designed to work closely with the Visitor Engagement Manager to create and deliver the formal learning programme at Harewood House. This will encompass a comprehensive and inspiring offer for schools, Higher and Further Education, research projects and outreach.
The post holder will regularly review and update the programme, ensuring the content is current and relevant to today’s education sector and will be required to achieve a number of key strategic objectives for education at Harewood through a bold and innovative learning programme.
They will adopt a creative and innovative approach to programme development, exploring new teaching and learning styles which can be adopted across all areas of the site. They will work closely with HHT’s Marketing Manager to maintain effective promotion of the formal learning offer and with the Head of Development to seek new funding and sponsorship opportunities for learning.
The post-holder will improve the reach of the formal learning offer through a new outreach programme, identifying key groups Harewood would like to work with. This will encompass academic research projects and the creation of a formalised programme for work placements, internships and apprenticeships. The Learning Manager will also devise a thorough process of evaluation, to ensure the impact of the learning programme is measured, and demonstrable to all stakeholders.
The successful candidate will encourage learning and engagement with all the collections across the site (art, birds and plants), whilst maximising opportunities to fulfil the organisation’s key strategic objectives to Develop our Brand, Improve the Visitor Offer and Increase Income.
Applicants must have experience of managing a high quality formal learning programme within a heritage, science, arts or education setting along with a proven track record of working with SEND learners and creating programmes to meet specific learning needs.
They will also require knowledge of the National Curriculum and a clear understanding of current developments in schools and the DfE, and the needs of pupils and teachers.
The successful candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to build networks and relationships within the sector. They will also require an understanding of the significance of heritage sites, zoos and gardens in the enhancement of learning outside the classroom
The successful applicant will have an understanding of marketing approaches to maximise promotion and awareness of the programme.
The post-holder must be educated to degree level in a relevant field.
This is an excellent opportunity to play a vital role in a dynamic organisation, at an exciting time in its development.
For further details, please see the attached job description and person specification or visit our website at http://harewood.org/about/join-us/jobs/
To apply for this role, please send a CV and cover letter identifying how you meet the job description/person specification and include references, current salary and notice period. Please email this to Daniel.Boyd@capstickshra.com by 9.00am on Monday 19 March 2017.
Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 26 March 2018.
Harewood House Trust is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and to encouraging diversity through recruitment. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and decisions to progress will be made with reference to entirely objective criteria only.
For more information on Harewood House Trust, please access the following link: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfrv2Z6obgA
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