Tender: Education Consultant Contract – National Paralympic Heritage Trust

Image: Courtesy of National Paralympic Heritage Trust. © Fisheye Images
Image: Courtesy of National Paralympic Heritage Trust. © Fisheye Images


The National Paralympic Heritage Trust are seeking to appoint an Education Consultant to deliver a suite of resources aimed at Key Stages 2,3, and 4 for use in their Learning and Engagement Programme.

This is an exciting chance to contribute to a prestigious and rewarding national project that seeks to help young people to explore the world of the Paralympics, it’s history, technological development and values whilst also challenging perceptions to disability.


  • To develop a comprehensive range of accessible and inclusive resources for use at the planned Heritage Centre at Stoke Mandeville Stadium and at our regional exhibitions based around the country.
  • To work with a list of identified partners and resources to produce material aimed at KS 2, 3 & 4 spanning suitable areas of the curriculum.  Specific areas should include PSHE, Citizenship and STEM subjects.
  • To provide feedback and data for project evaluation.


  • Work with partners to identify subject matter including PSHE, Citizenship and STEM subjects.
  •  Provide a comprehensive range of KS 2,3, & 4 resources for use at on-site visits to our planned temporary exhibitions based around the country that support specific themes drawing on the Mandeville Legacy ones with the addition of more STEM subject areas.
  • Deliver a suite of resources for the permanent and temporary exhibitions.
  • Design resources for use off-site by schools both independently and as additional learning activities around an exhibition visit that can be made available online via the NPHT website.

Meetings and Reporting:

The contractor will report to NPHT through the Learning and Engagement Manager. They will also liaise regularly with identified partners.

 Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Considerable experience in producing education material in line with the National Curriculum.
  • Highly organized and self-motivated with good management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Experience of producing resources for exhibitions in a heritage or museum environment
  • A passion for sport/heritage.
  • A commitment to equality and challenging perceptions to disability.

Contract Terms:

This is a temporary freelance contract running from February 2019 – March 2019.


£3,000 including VAT on a freelance basis.


The contractor will hold appropriate business insurances.


Home-based with need to meet with NPHT and possibly partners in Stoke Mandeville/ Aylesbury area.


The Paralympic Games were the surprise heroes of London 2012, attracting national and international public support and interest, reinforced by the widespread popularity and British success at the Sochi 2014, Paralympic Winter Games and Rio 2016.

The National Paralympic Heritage Trust was formed in 2016 at Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Paralympics. Our purpose and moral responsibility is to celebrate, cherish and bring the heritage to life, in a compelling and evocative way, securing a legacy, feeding a growing public interest since London 2012, changing attitudes and instilling national pride.

The learning resources produced for NPHT will form a crucial part of our work over the next five years enabling young people and families to explore how far the legacy of those early days at Stoke Mandeville treating wounded D-Day soldiers with spinal injuries has spread and challenged traditional perceptions towards disability.


To apply, please email an expression of interest detailing your experience along with a covering letter to admin@paralympicheritage.org.uk by 15th January 2019.  Interviews will be held at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on 8th February 2019.



FREE membership of the Charity Finance Group for AIM members
FREE membership of the Charity Finance Group for AIM members

AIM members can now receive free membership of the Charity Finance Group. Signing up takes seconds and you can add any Trustees, staff and volunteers to your membership at no cost!

Get in touch
Suppliers Directory

Need a product or service? Take a look at the AIM Suppliers Directory

Advertise A Job Vacancy With AIM

Do you have a museum or heritage sector job vacancy that you would like to promote? AIM can help you find the best candidates for your role by advertising vacancies directly to the sector

Advertise your business in the AIM Bulletin

Find out how to advertise in the bi-monthly magazine of the Association of Independent Museums and reach over 1,200 UK museums

AIM Energy Action Group

The AIM Energy Action Group is free to join and can save your museum money