The Milton Keynes Safety Centre, also known as 'Hazard Alley', was the first of the purpose-built interactive education safety centres for children and now networks with similar Centres which have since been set up across the UK.
Opened in 1994 by Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Gloucester, the Centre quickly established itself as a 'must do' for schools seeking innovative new ways to introduce children to personal safety. It welcomes around 20,000 children each year and is continually innovating and enhancing its offer to schools such as the introduction of a new and very popular cyber bullying programme. The Centre is entirely self financing and has an annual turnover of around £300k.
This is a unique opportunity to work in an exciting environment, where you will work with a team of 7 experienced paid staff and a highly motivated and dependable pool of 50 volunteers. You will be responsible for all aspects of running and developing the centre including the day to day management, ensuring operations run smoothly and visitors have a great educational experience.
Working with potential sponsors and other external partners you will work to promote the Safety Centre and secure future funding and sponsorship opportunities for ongoing development of the Centre.
You will report to the board of trustees, and with them, develop plans and strategies for the future.
Suitable candidates will be hands on, organised and used to a varied role where priorities are spread across daily operations and strategy.
You will have a strong understanding or experience of working with partners in the private and public sectors, particularly around education or the emergency services. The individual will need to be highly motivated, with financial, organisational, and communication/teambuilding skills.
Please download the role profile and person specification from the Prospectus website.
To register your interest in this role, please submit your CV via the Prospectus website. Please upload your CV in Word format. Please also include a supporting statement. This should align your experience with the requirements of the person specification with examples of your skills. This should be no longer than one and a half sides of A4.
A Prospectus consultant will review and assess all submitted CVs and supporting statements in order to determine each applicant's suitability and aptitude for the role. As part of the selection process, candidates may be invited to meet with a consultant at our offices.
This advert will remain live until the 7th January 2016. As this advert will run over the Christmas period applications will be reviewed on a on-going bases so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Formal interviews with a panel from The Safety Centre will take place as follows: First stage - 25th January & second stage - 1st February (TBC)
If you have any queries, we strongly encourage you to submit your CV before contacting the Senior Appointments team at Prospectus.