LEEF is a membership organisation for London’s most passionate green educators. We meet to share skills and knowledge to improve the quality and quantity of environmental education delivered across the capital. Formed in 1989 we are now the city’s largest network of EE practitioners working in schools, parks, museums, community gardens, city farms, botanic gardens, and many other spaces. Our aim is to make London a world-leading city for connecting people to nature and sustainability.
Could you be the next LEEF Co-ordinator?
We’re looking for someone with a passion for environmental education & good relationship-building skills to help shape the next stage of LEEF’s development. You will be comfortable working independently and have experience in organising events, managing budgets, report writing and project management. You will support a network of over 300 green educators by organising professional development training days & networking events, developing communications, handling membership administration, and contributing to a national conference on Urban Environmental Education. This is a unique role that will put you at the heart of environmental education in the capital.
1. Membership & communications
a. Promote and increase LEEF membership amongst environmental educators working in the capital;
b. Maintain membership records and oversee membership renewals process;
c. Produce regular communications for LEEF members and other stakeholders including other regional networks across the UK;
d. Monitor and review services for members and develop new services in response to identified needs;
e. Manage and administer a membership database including member renewals
f. Maintain and update the LEEF website ensuring that events, research and resources appear in a timely fashion;
g. Promote membership, events and environmental education through appropriate social media channels;
h. Publicise appropriate training and job opportunities to members, including those provided by member organisations and others;
i. Recruit and support 2 interns pa plus additional volunteers as required to assist with the running of the charity and LEEF events.
2. LEEF programme of events
a. Monitor sector developments and consult with members re. appropriate topics for LEEF training events;
b. Organise, promote and deliver LEEF’s programme of events, to include 14 training workshops and 8 networking events per annum to enable members to share their diverse knowledge and gain new skills;
c. Collect and collate feedback from LEEF events to report to funders and feed in to the future development of the programme
a. Identify funding opportunities to support the core work of LEEF.
b. Write and submit funding applications as appropriate.
c. Monitor, evaluate and report on LEEF activities for funders
4. Support of Environmental Educators
a. Coordinate and support 12 ‘LEEF Fellows’ per annum and develop the fellowship programme in response to feedback from members. Host 2 lecture evenings in which those newly certified deliver talks and share best practice with their peers;
b. Collate feedback and make recommendations on LEEF research into London’s Environmental Educators including sector developments and the status of the profession.
c. Develop regular links with other regional networks of urban environmental educators such as the Manchester Environmental Education Network and the Swansea Environmental Education Forum;
d. Support the delivery of a national conference for urban environmental educators involving LEEF members plus speakers and delegates from other urban centres of population around the UK.
5. LEEF management and compliance
a. Monitor, evaluate and report on LEEF activities for funders, partner organisations and other interested parties;
b. Maintain detailed and accurate financial records including management accounts and assist in producing annual audited accounts;
c. Co-ordinate and provide appropriate support to Board of Trustees and Advisory Panel including reports of activities, circulation of agenda and recording minutes for Board meetings;
d. Produce annual report and fulfil reporting requirements laid down by the Charity Commission or other regulatory bodies as required;
e. Organise the AGM, including publicity, speakers, workshops and venue;
f. Assist the Committee in fundraising for new projects and to secure the long term future of LEEF
6. General Duties:
a. Promotion of the London Environmental Educators’ Forum: Work at all times to further the aims of the Forum including promotion of Forum membership. To encourage donations and to assist in and promote related events and campaigns where appropriate.
b. Health and Safety: All staff and volunteers are legally responsible for ensuring Health and Safety considerations are taken into account in all working situations. Staff are encouraged to make reports or suggestions on any matters of concern.
c. Equal opportunities: To work at all times within LEEF’s Equal Opportunities Policy and to promote equal opportunities wherever possible especially with regard to volunteer and membership recruitment
d. Sector knowledge: Maintain up to date knowledge of development in relevant industry fields.
e. Other duties: To undertake any other duties, as appropriate to the post, as delegated by your Line Manager.
Summary of Terms and Conditions
Contract term; To 31 December 2020. There will be a potential to extend if additional funding is successfully applied for.
Working hours: 0.6 FTE (3 days per week, flexible by arrangement) (dependent on funding)
Salary: £25,000 pro rata p.a.
Annual & Bank Holidays: 33 days pa (including bank/public holidays)
Sick pay: All employees who are eligible will receive Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), so long as the rules are met, full details of which are given in the ‘Sick Pay Policy’
Pension scheme: The post holder will be eligible to join a Pension Scheme.
Probationary Period: This post has a three month probationary period, during which your suitability for the post will be assessed.
Location: The LEEF Co-ordinator will have a desk space in a London location. Previous hosts have been South London Botanical Institute and London Wildlife Trust head office. Once appointed, we will discuss the best location for you to be based to deliver this role.
Closing date for applications: 12pm, Friday 20 September 2019.
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|Closing date||20th September 2019|