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About Us and the Role

Learning and Community Engagement Trainee post
The post holder will support our Learning and Community Engagement (Lace) team in all aspects of the development and day to day delivery of our schools and community programmes, reporting to the Senior Learning and Community Engagement Officer.

The purpose of this trainee post is to provide you with general experience of working in a heritage learning and engagement team and to give you the employability skills to move on to a role in a similar field. The Lace team is keen to enable the post holder opportunity to use the resources of the post and available networks to develop their professional skills and knowledge. The post holder should be proactive in taking opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge and in asking the Senior Lace Officer for support in pursuing these.

As part of the Learning and Community Engagement team the post holder will be involved in the strategic development of the service and it’s contribution to the strategic goals of Heritage and Culture Warwickshire. As a small core team the Lace trainee will have the opportunity to be involved in all parts of Lace.

This role is offered as a fulltime contract for 12 months. In the next 12 months Lace will be focusing on the development of our offer for adult audiences and exploring an offer for KS3 students. We are looking for a candidate who can work as part of the Lace team to experiment and develop new ideas, bringing their new ideas to the team.

About Heritage and Culture Warwickshire

Heritage and Culture Warwickshire (HCW) provide a wide range of services that help local communities and visitors to connect and engage with their local heritage. We safeguard Warwickshire’s archives, history and natural sciences, protect its historic and natural environment and provide high quality arts and cultural opportunities and lifelong learning for everyone in the County and beyond.

Heritage and Culture Warwickshire has several sites based in and around Warwick, Market Hall Museum, St Johns House, Warwickshire County Record Office and a Collections Centre for the museum collections. We are a countywide service and working with partners from within and outside Warwickshire County Council offer outreach services to local communities.
About the Learning and Community Engagement team

The Learning and Community Engagement team consists of the Senior Lace Officer, a Lace Officer, the Volunteer Coordinator, Exhibitions and Engagement Officer, who are the core team, and several teams of staff who deliver our activity programmes. We deliver workshops for schools at HCW sites and in schools, an events and activities programme for families and adult audiences at the Market Hall museum and the County Record Office, we run regular groups that meet at the Market Hall museum such as Arty Tots, support the Development Team with income generation and support the team of volunteers that work with different services in HCW.

The Lace team works closely with other teams in HCW to support exhibition and project development and delivery. Members of the Lace team will write and contribute to the writing of funding grants across HCW and the evaluation reports for projects. They sit on project groups to ensure the delivery of projects, working with colleagues across HCW and external partners.
Our school workshop programme is delivered by a team of Group Leaders, assisted by the Support Assistant team. Details of the offer to schools can be found on the Heritage and Culture Warwickshire website. The Support Assistant team, with the Evening and Overnight Activity Leaders team, deliver our family holiday events in the Market Hall Museum and evening events. T

The Evening and Overnight Activity Leaders also supervise and run group sleepovers at the Market Hall Museum. The Lace Trainee will work closely with these teams, ensuring they have the resources to deliver the programme of events and activity.

The Lace team has a responsibility to income generate part of it’s annual operating budget and runs a range of events that engage audiences with local heritage as well as contributing to this responsibility. The Lace team also works with the Development Team to develop new income generation activities. We are looking for some one who can contribute to the creation of new ideas and will assist in the delivery and evaluation of new events, such as Escape Games for families at St Johns House Museum.
Your application

Your personal statement should reflect the Personal Specification for the role. The interview panel are looking for candidates that demonstrate they meet all the points listed to invite to interview. To aid them in shortlisting applications they score each application by the evidence given to them, in the application, against the Personal Specification for the role.

Closing date – 2nd October 2023
nterviews will be on Monday 16th October 2023 at St Johns House, Warwick. The morning will consist of group activities. There will be individual interviews in the afternoon. You will need to be available for the whole day. Due to the interview method we cannot change the date of the interview.
Further information
Contact Rebecca Coles at rebeccacoles@warwickshire.gov.uk with any queries about the role or your application.

For the full Job Description and Person Specification please click the link here.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.

These are the benefits we offer including agile working, enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, and a generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas.

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.
If you are unable to apply using the ‘Apply’ button please contact the Recruitment Centre onhrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.ukincluding your contact details and any relevant screenshots.
You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contacthrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.ukand we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce.Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. Seemore.
Region: Warwick
Location: Warwick
Salary: *GBP*21,189 to *GBP*21,575 per annum
Package: 12 month fixed term contract
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full time

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