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Learning and Participation Officer

Royal British Legion
£28,458 - 30,039 per year
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

Job Details

The Role

At the National Memorial Arboretum, we believe in building on potential. As a Learning and Participation Officer you will have the ability of developing, coordinating, and delivering educational and participatory programmes that engage visitors, students, families and community groups that could have a real impact on people's lives.

The Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance and part of the Royal British Legion.

At its heart, RBL is a people organisation. People who want to do the very best for others, while at the same time making the most of the opportunities and experiences we offer them.

We are the country's largest Armed Forces charity, with 210,000 members, 50,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities; helping us give support wherever and whenever it's needed.

As a Learning and Participation Officer, you will be responsible for creating and delivering learning and participation experiences, workshops and events with the support of a team of learning volunteers.

If successful, the main duties of your role will be:

Programme Delivery

  • Develop, and implement educational programmes, workshops, participatory and family events that align with the organisation's goals and objectives.
  • Development and creation of supporting documentation and physical resources used for the L&P programme.
  • Coordinate, timetable and brief all Learning Volunteers for all activity on and off site.
  • To work with the Head of Learning and Participation and wider Arboretum team to develop engagement opportunities for all visitors.
  • Delivery and facilitation of both formal and informal workshops sessions (Term time and school holidays)
  • To organise and manage all practical elements of visits and workshops at the National Memorial Arboretum including sourcing and preparing of any materials and resources.
  • Design and deliver work experience programmes for students age 14 Support and deliver young people's volunteering programmes- Duke of Edinburgh and Young Arboretum Ambassadors.
  • Support on large scale events on site representing Learning and Participation.
  • Coordinate the Lifelong Learning programme.
  • Systems and Documentation

Supervise and maintain an efficient and effective bookings system, generating statistics and a dedicated learning database. Gather and monitor visitor data and case studies. Curriculum Development

Collaborate with subject matter experts to develop and refine curriculum materials that are engaging, informative, and align with the organisation's educational goals. Stay updated on industry trends and best practices to ensure program content remains relevant and up-to-date. Internal and External Relationships

Collaborate with RBL Remembrance team. Work closely with marketing and communication team to input into developing strategies to promote learning and participation programmes and events to the target audiences. Develop and build external relationships with schools , colleges and universities. Feedback and Evaluation

Implement assessment tools, surveys, and feedback mechanisms to gather participant input and measure program effectiveness. With the Head of Learning and Participation review and assess collected data to make informed decisions about programme improvements and adjustments Any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, the title of the post and its grading as requested by the Head of Learning and Participation.


You probably know us for our poppies and recognise our name but the day-to-day work we do to support the Armed Forces community might surprise you!

We’re the country’s largest Armed Forces charity. We help serving and ex-serving personnel, and their families, live fulfilling lives through a wide range of support and services.

We advocate and campaign to government on behalf of the Armed Forces community, as well as leading the nation in Remembrance to ensure their sacrifices are never forgotten.

We’re here for those who’ve served to defend our nation, its democratic freedoms and our way of life. To put it plainly, we’ve always got their backs, whatever stage of life they’re at.

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