Award-winning education consultants specialising in
engaging young minds and supporting teachers
Repair workshop facilitator and educator
Salary: £30,000 Pro rata 3 days a week
Hours: 24 hours per week
Location: Bristol with some home working
Are you fascinated by the world of electrical items and the resources used to make them? Are you passionate about reducing waste and challenging throw away culture? Are you an enthusiastic engager, keen to educate and support young minds in changing behaviour?
Would you like to be at the forefront of an exciting new development in the heart of Bristol’s shopping quarter? We are developing a workshop space within the new sustainability hub ‘Sparks’ opening in May which aims to bring to life the Sustainable Development Goals, modelling what a greener, fairer future can look like. With 108,000 square feet to play with, and an average weekly footfall in broadmead of 300,000 people, this is an exciting proposition!
The space will be a reimagined department store with a difference! Designed with ‘departments’ such as fashion, food, and electricals offering recycled and sustainable goods for sale, as well as interactive installations offering practical, affordable ways to tackle climate change, inequality, and poverty. Telling positive stories inspires action, in contrast to the often anxiety-inducing media narrative on these issues.
This unique combination of artists, sustainable retail, education and reuse is a world first that can be replicated in other high streets and we are so excited to have a workshop space in the heart of Sparks to deliver free workshops to schools and families.
What will you be doing?
Delivering impactful education and engagement sessions that reduces and repairs electrical waste and inspires lifelong behaviour change
Designing creative and immersive content to engage young minds and curious members of the public
Engaging with primary schools and community groups to maximise the opportunities for young people to engage with the project
Smashing project goals and targets by identifying key audiences, developing appropriate strategies to communicate key messages and change behaviours, organising school and community events and sharing stories through virtual platforms
Contributing to developing the legacy for the project to ensure it continues long into the future
What are we looking for?
An engaging and captivating educator with a high degree of attention to detail and a flare for performing. Extensive experience of leading education sessions to school age children and managing school visits.
Ability to demonstrate creativity and innovation
A fascination for electrical items, their worth and a real passion for repairing/swapping etc
Repair skills and a willingness to learn on the job
Excellent written and spoken English
Strong organisational skills and multitasking skills
Strong Microsoft Office/Google Suite software skills and highly computer literate
Strong interest in sustainability and environmental awareness
Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant field, or significant project experience
Our promise to you
Here at Sustainable Hive, we know that a genuinely good role goes both ways.
We love what we do and have a fascinating ever growing range of exciting sustainability engagement projects developing. We are a small team and there is plenty of opportunity to get involved with great things and really expand your experience, skills set, and advance your career. This position is designed as part of a pilot and we are committed to ensuring a long-lasting legacy so that this position continues into 2024 and beyond.
Start date: as soon as possible. Latest start is May.
This position is on a fixed term contract until 31st Dec 2023 with a potential of extending your contract dependent on future funding. This position is subject to a DBS check.
Salary £30,000 pro rata (3 days a week).
Latest date for application is Friday 21st April. We will review applications on an ongoing basis and may interview people before the closing period as well as straight after so that we can make a decision as soon as possible. To apply for this position please email your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position against the above criteria. We want to know about you, what makes you excited by this project, why do you love engaging people with waste electrical items, what makes you a great communicator?
This position is great for flexible workers with a guide of 3 days a week to accommodate school visits. If you can only work 2 days one week, 4 the following or school hours only etc we will look to accommodate you. Please state your preferred working pattern, days of the week etc in your covering letter.
For more information regarding this post, and to apply please contact Jo Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
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