Relief Group Leader

St Johns House Museum, St Johns, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4NF
£13.03 per hour
29 Aug 2017
05 Sep 2017
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Heritage and Culture Warwickshire (HCW) is the Museum, Archives and Arts Service for Warwickshire and operates from the physical sites of St John’s House Museum, Market Hall Museum and Warwickshire County Record Office. Our Learning and Community Engagement (LACE) team works with colleagues across HCW using and interpreting our collections to develop and deliver projects, events and activities for schools, children, families, young people, adults and community groups.

The Role

Heritage and Culture Warwickshire has a vast collection that crosses from geological time to present day. The Office, to inspire and engage children, families and adults about the world we live in and its past. Using these collections our relief Group Leader team lead a variety of sessions at our Heritage sites in Warwick as well as out in school and the community.

You might get the chance to deliver anything from a session in character in our Victorian schoolroom to a school holiday workshops for children. We place a strong emphasis on creating experiences that allow children, families and adults to handle original objects and learn through a variety of learning methods, including role play, object handling, the use of technology and group work.

There may also be the opportunity to work with the Learning and Community Engagement Officers on the research and development of new workshops.

Key Requirements

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with experience of working with school or community groups in a teaching context. Willingness to learn about new topics and teaching methods is important and as is friendly and welcoming attitude.

Ability to work in a team is essential and the ability to work flexibly and react to challenges as they arise. Hours are varied and depend on the bookings that we have coming in. As we have a team of Relief Group Leaders this role can be flexible around other commitments post holders may have.

We are currently looking for one or more group leaders to join our existing team all year round. A Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) disclosure will be required as part of the preemployment checking process, and rechecking will be required as and when determined by the relevant policy. 

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Rebecca Coles, telephone 01926 412034 or email:

Closing Date: 3 September 2017

Interview Date: 18 September 2017

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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

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