Working pattern: Monday-Friday with some weekend working (37 hours per week)
Closing date: Sunday 4 February 2024
Applications are invited for the post of Head of Learning at Cambridge University Botanic Garden.
As the Head of Learning at the Garden, you will have oversight and responsibility in delivering a dynamic range of educational programs, including adult education, interpretation, community outreach, school programs, higher education, further education learning, and family events.
Your role involves managing our learning team in delivering over 60 innovative adult education courses and workshops and coordinating more than 400 school visits annually (both assisted and unassisted). You will also be directly responsible for the strategic planning, development, and execution of the adult learning program. As a key member of the Garden’s senior leadership team, you will actively participate in strategic discussions, aiding the Director in achieving the Garden’s overall objectives and targets.
You will lead an experienced, dedicated, and fun-loving Learning Team, and possess the leadership, ambition, and creativity to further develop our learning and outreach programmes. You will help develop and grow the team through application to external funding sources. You will seek to play a sector-leading role in the context of the national and global botanic garden networks and have a keen knowledge and understanding of leading-edge learning approaches from the museum, garden, and heritage landscape more broadly. You will collaborate with the gardens and museum sector more broadly to promote collections and horticulture-based learning and outreach.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children’s barred list).
For the Further Particulars and on-line applications please go to the CU Job Opportunities page.