Learning Officer

At the heart of the IBCC project is education.  We now have an opportunity for a committed and talented educationalist to join the team in this crucial and central role.  Covering both formal and informal learning the aim is to provide a comprehensive range of services to schools, families and adult learners.  This role is key in maximising the take up of the services and developing the available offering.  Your role will be supported by volunteers and other centre staff.

Job Purpose

To promote, coordinate and provide support to a key visitor market for the IBCC, schools visits; to support the learning of all visitors to the IBCC

Key Responsibilities
Key Responsibility 1
Devise and disseminate a pack of materials on the history and legacy of Bomber Command that harmonises with the ethos of the IBCC and maps as closely as possible to schools’ curricula across a range of subjects and to cater specifically to Key Stages 2 and 3.  This pack should be created in both digital (for the web site) and print formats.  Work on these resources has already started.
Key Responsibility 2
Devise and undertake a programme of outreach to schools across the East Midlands to encourage schools’ visits to the IBCC.  Work in creating partnerships with educational organisations or those who interact with schools in the regional heritage sector.  Specifically liaise with the Education team at Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire, the Lincoln Castle team and Lincoln Cathedral
Key Responsibility 3
Create and manage a schedule of schools’ and educational groups’ visits to the IBCC.  This could include fully curated, part curated or open visits to the site.  Work with the Project Director to promote specific events and the educational programme.
Key Responsibility 4
Maintain effective communication with schools in the planning of their visits to the IBCC.  Maintain an open dialogue including receiving and acting upon, where appropriate, feedback from both staff and children.  Develop the programme using information gathered through this dialogue
Key Responsibility 5
Welcome and oversee visiting schools’ and groups to the IBCC while they are on site.  Ensure that Health and Safety standards are maintained during visits.  Regard should also be given to the possible effects of behaviour on other visitors.  Liaise with the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure sufficient and suitably trained volunteers are available to assist, where necessary.  Be aware that some children may be affected by the content of the exhibition and plans should be put in place to ameliorate this issue.
Key Responsibility 6
Ensure that all legislation and guidance regarding working with children is strictly enforced, and report any concerns in this regard to the Centre Manager and Project Director.  Keep accurate and comprehensive records of any breaches or incidences occurring during visits and log any post-visit reports in the same manner.  Apply for and keep updated your personal DBS Check and ensure that anyone working in close confines with the children holds a current and valid DBS.
Key Responsibility 7
Device and implement an ‘informal’ learning programme for non-school visits and family events.  This should include subjects such as arts, crafts, storytelling and drama alongside more traditional curricula activities.  Materials to enable these sessions will need to be designed and created.
Key Responsibility 8
Devise and implement a life-long learning programme for adult learners.  This could include liaising with external organisations and establishments by acting as a host venue or a specific programme designed for a short course such as photography or gardening.  Liaison with both the Centre Manager and the Volunteer Coordinator will be essential.
Key Responsibility 9
Update relevant sections of the project web site, specifically the Teachers’ Portal. Ensure that these pages are updated in a timely manner and within the predetermined formats.


 The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in working within heritage education
  • Sound knowledge of curriculum content, particularly at Key Stages 2 and 3
  • Standards and quality driven management style
  • Motivated by a passion for quality and great service delivery
  • Interpersonal, administrative and organisational skills
  • Excellent understanding of STEM and SMSC sub streams
  • Good management skills
  • Willing to work flexibly
  • IT skills/literate – E mail, internet and MS office.
  • Holds a current and full DBS Certificate
Salary c.£20,000 pa

If you feel your talents fit this challenging role please send your CV and covering letter to nicky@internationalbcc.co.uk clearly marking Learning Officer in the subject line.