Poppyscotland – Moving Poppy Learning & Outreach Officers


Location: Based in Glasgow with travel throughout Scotland

Reporting to: Learning and Outreach Manager

Salary: FT £25,000 per annum & PT £12,500 per annum

Contract: Permanent – Annualised hours


The Moving Poppy is a unique and ambitious project taking elements of Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory tour experience and Poppyscotland’s archive collection, on the road. The purpose-built vehicle will be free-to-access and accessible-to-all and will tour Scotland from early 2019 as a legacy to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. It will deliver lessons and activities related to the poppy, remembrance and veterans across Scotland.  The project has been funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR Funds and Heritage Lottery Fund.

Purpose of the post

We are recruiting one Full-time and one Part-time Learning and Outreach Officer.  The roles will involve performing all duties to ensure the smooth running of the Moving Poppy programme delivering lessons and activities related to the poppy, remembrance and veterans across Scotland. This role will regularly involve nights away from home.

Main Responsibilities

  • Delivering activities related to the poppy, remembrance and veterans to schools, organisations and at events throughout Scotland.
  • Proactively manage the logistics of the Moving Poppy to maximise efficiency and effectiveness.
  • To assist with the management and curation of exhibits.
  • Managing Moving Poppy volunteers.
  • Use various methods to promote, market and enhance the experience of the Moving Poppy to new and existing audiences throughout Scotland such as social media.

Key Skills / Qualities

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Scottish Education system along with as enthusiasm and passion for education.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to represent the organisation effectively to a wide range of external stakeholders and supporters including children and young people.
  • Ability to engage children and adults in learning.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the relevant heritage and/or the ability to learn about this quickly.
  • Experience of working with different learner needs (ages, abilities) both in formal and informal education an advantage.
  • Ability to problem-solve, to work independently and in a team on desired outcomes to agreed timescale.
  • Flexibility is essential to the role and will include evening and weekend work. Travel, including overnight stays, will be required. This will be an annualised hours contract.
  • A PVG certificate will be required for the successful candidate.
  • A full clean driving licence is essential.
  • A current Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) would be beneficial but not essential.

Further information and a full job description is available at poppyscotland.org.uk/about-us/current-vacancies.

Please send your CV and covering letter, highlighting how you meet the key skills and experience, to recruitment@poppyscotland.org.uk by Monday 28 January 2019.

Interviews are likely to be in Glasgow on Friday 7 February 2019.

If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date you may conclude that you have not been short-listed for interview. As a charity we are unable to respond to all applications received due to the costs involved.

Poppyscotland is a member of The Royal British Legion group of charities, and is a trading name of The Earl Haig Fund Scotland, Scottish Charity No SC 014096.  A Company limited by guarantee, Registered in Scotland No 194803 at New Haig House, Logie Green Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HR.  The Royal British Legion, Haig House, 199 Borough High Street, London SE1 1AA. Charity Registration No 219279.

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