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Position: Learning and Access Coordinator

Salary: £25,000 per annum plus attractive pension, generous holiday and benefits

Contract: 3 year fixed term contract, full-time 35 hours per week 

Closing date: Thursday 28 February 2019

Interview date: Week commencing 18 March 2019

About us

In the heart of London’s East End, adjacent to Hoxton station, the former almshouses and period gardens are home to the much-loved Geffrye Museum. We are a unique and specialist museum, which explores the home from 1600 to the present day.

It is a time for ambitious growth and development at the Geffrye, with an £18.1 million capital development project, Unlocking the Geffrye, to open up the Grade 1 listed building and period gardens to about 50% more visitors each year and launch new spaces for innovative learning, leisure and creativity. We are currently in delivery stage with completion due in 2020.

About the role

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Learning and Access Coordinator to join our award winning Learning and Engagement team. This role will support the myriad outreach work that the team offers both to the local community and on site. The role will also include the design and delivery of programme content and resources, project managing the delivery on time and to budget of all assigned programmes.

About you

You will be an advocate for Access and SEND, providing guidance to staff and volunteers across the museum; as such, you will have deep knowledge about SEND and Access.

You will have an understanding and experience of working with schools, young people and/or families, and a particular interest in Early Years.

Creative and sensitive to a wide range of audiences, you will develop engaging content for outreach sessions, to include families and older people in the community.

Collaborative and flexible, you will enjoy working as a team with colleagues in the Learning team. You will need to work some evenings and weekends and cover for colleagues if required.

You will have a strong understanding of digital approaches to learning. Inquisitive and adventurous, you will be an advocate of doing things differently and testing out new technologies.

You will be a confident communicator, both verbally and in writing, with the skills to lead sessions and workshops.  Well organised, you will be an excellent planner and project manager. An ambassador for the museum, you will present a helpful and friendly manner at all times.

What we offer

  • A choice of two generous pension schemes that cater to all staff based on their affordability
  • 25 days’ holiday and 8 days bank holidays per year
  • Lunchtime yoga classes are on offer as part of our ongoing commitment to health and wellbeing and we offer a supportive Employee Assistance Programme 24/7
  • We also have staff discounts in our shop and cafe
  • We have a reciprocal agreement with many leading museums and art galleries in London, that allow you to enter for free with your staff pass.

How to Apply

To read the detailed job description, person specification and to apply please go to

If you have not received a response by 15 March 2019, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We welcome applications from everyone. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented people within our workforce such as BAME or disabled people. As a Disability Confident employer, we offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) which means that applicants with a disability need only meet the minimum qualifying criteria for a role to qualify for an interview. If any candidate needs any adjustments in order to attend an interview, please let us know on your application.

Please note that this role would not meet UK Visa and Immigration’s requirements for a visa. As such we are only able to consider candidates who have the existing right to work in the UK.