Learning and Volunteer Coordinator


Learning and Volunteer Coordinator - HMS Caroline, Belfast
£22,000 per annum

37.5 hours per week - temporary (maternity cover) up to 12-months (fixed-term)

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is recruiting a Learning and Volunteer Coordinator to join the LEAP (Learning, Engagement, Access and Participation) team at HMS Caroline, in Belfast.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our LEAP team and deliver engaging museum learning programmes at HMS Caroline. role will be varied.  You will work with school groups, community groups, families and learners of all ages and co-ordinate our volunteer programme.

You will be an engaging museum professional with great people skills.  You will be up to date with developments in museum learning and volunteer coordination and be able to think creatively.

Reporting to the Learning Manager this role is pivotal in delivering the HMS Caroline NLHF Activity Plan and creating the NMRN’s vision to become the world’s most inspiring Naval Museum.

Key Opportunities

• To play a key role in the development and day-to-day running of the LEAP service in Northern Ireland as part of the exciting Heritage Lottery funded HMS Caroline project.

• To work with a wide range of audiences to assist with the planning, delivery and evaluation of formal learning visits, workshops, holiday activities, and community engagement events.

• To implement volunteer policies and practices for the HMS Caroline project and promote volunteering opportunities within the community.

• To work across directorates and with their teams to oversee the support, training and supervision of volunteers at HMS Caroline.


• The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an understanding of current trends in volunteering, education and museum learning and have experience of recruiting, managing and training volunteers.

• Experience of working with diverse audiences including school, families and community groups and an understanding of their needs.

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to build good working relationships with volunteers, staff and external partnerships.

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For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Ruth Osborne on ruth.osborne@nmrn.org.uk

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their knowledge and experience match those specified. Applications should be forwarded to the HR Team at recruitment@NMRN.org.uk and are required by 5pm on 20 January 2020.  The selection process will be held on Thursday 30 January 2020.

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