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Learning Producer: Access and Neurodiversity

  • Organisation:Natural History Museum
  • Location:London, England
  • Salary:£17,629 (£29,382 FTE)
  • Contract type:Fixed Term Contract / Part Time

The Natural History Museum is both a world-leading science research centre and the most visited natural history museum in Europe. With a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity’s needs with those of the natural world.

It is custodian of one of the world’s most important scientific collections comprising over 80 million objects. The scale of this collection enables researchers from all over the world to document how species have and continue to respond to environmental changes – which is vital in helping predict what might happen in the future and informing future policies and plans to help the planet.

We are at a pivotal moment in our history as we launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. Building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world’s leading visitor attractions, the NHM has ambitious plans leading up to the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Waterhouse Building in 2031, making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team.

Diversity and inclusion matter to us.

Our vision is of a future where both people and the planet thrive. Diversity is one of our core values and we strive to build a workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging. All new staff who join us learn about the importance of diversity and inclusion to the Museum and how to contribute to creating an inclusive environment.

We know we have more to do, but we are committed to ensuring that everyone who works at the Museum feels they can thrive and feel valued and respected.

We welcome applications from everyone – diversity, inclusion and the feeling of belonging matters to us.  By attracting people to work for us from a broad range of diverse backgrounds we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things.

About the role 

This Learning Producer role is crucial to helping the Natural History Museum realise our aim of making our collections and science accessible to the widest possible audiences. Responsible for delivering and growing ‘Dawnosaurs’, our popular early morning event programme for neurodiverse children (funded by the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation), this role will also work on wider SEND and neurodiversity initiatives, events and resources to enhance access in the Museum’s Learning offer and support the Learning team to develop their practice.

There is also opportunity to scope and develop opportunities and provision for neurodiverse young people aged 16 and up, working with local organisations and beyond to draw up what this offer could look like.

About you   

You’ll have experience in developing accessible and inspiring science learning activities for children and young people in an informal setting, have experience working with neurodiverse children and young people and passionate about developing accessible opportunities, events and resources. Organised, able to work across teams, proactive and experienced in delivering events, you’ll also be passionate about the natural world and be excited about our mission to create advocates for the planet.

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What we offer 

  • 27.5 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (full time equivalent)
  • Generous defined contribution Natural History Museum Pension Scheme (employer contribution up to 10%)
  • Free admission to our exhibitions and many other paid exhibitions at museums, galleries and institutions across the country, such as the British Museum, V&A, National Gallery, Royal Academy and Tate
  • Affordable membership to the Civil Service Sports Council which offers a range of benefits including a free digital Tastecard, discounted cinema tickets and corporate membership of English Heritage sites (including Dover Castle and Stonehenge). For more details, visit https://www.cssc.co.uk
  • Membership to our Sports and Social Association (for a small fee), which includes access to our in-house gym and clubs such as football, softball, table tennis and tennis and classes in Middle Eastern dance, yoga and Tai Chi
  • Staff discounts at a range of local businesses and services
  • Staff discount at our Museum shops and cafes
  • Season ticket, bicycle and rental loans
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Professional development opportunities – We are committed to the professional development of our staff and offer a range of courses to ensure they reach their potential.  We also sponsor professional qualifications and job-related professional membership fees.

How to apply 

If that sounds like you, please apply online on the Natural History Museum’s careers portal: –   https://careers.nhm.ac.uk

Closing date: 9.00 am, Wednesday 10 August 2022 

Salary: £17,629 (£29,382 FTE) per annum, plus benefits

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