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Food Discovery Coordinator - Self Employed Opportunity

The Country Trust
Remote working - Essex and Suffolk border

Posted: 31 May 2022

Deadline: 15 Jul 2022

Compensation: £152.30/day plus reasonable expenses and mileage

Paid Part-time Flexible hours Fixed term / contract Remote working


Job description

Food Discovery Coordinator*

Self-employed contract, renewal subject to annual review. Approximately 1-2 days per week

*Please note: we are also recruiting for Farm Visit Coordinator for Essex and these roles can be combined.   

Home-based, working with schools in Essex and Suffolk

We are searching for new Coordinators to join our nationwide Food Discovery team. Could you share your passion for cooking and growing to enable children (and adults!) to build their confidence and connection to the food they eat? Could you empower children to make healthy choices, for themselves and the planet? Do you want to share your love and knowledge of food, farming and the countryside, help children to develop food confidence, and inspire teachers to use the outdoors in their own teaching practice?  

We are looking for self-motivated individuals who are experienced in working with primary age children and familiar with the way primary education is organised and delivered. You will be an inspiring child-led educator with a good knowledge of schools and communities, who is confident and organised in running safe and appropriate cooking and gardening sessions and visits to working farms.    

You will have individual responsibility and flexibility to plan your own workload with your schools, supported by a geographically remote line manager.  You will be provided with cooking and gardening equipment which you will need to store and take into schools.  You will work with farmers and food producers, recruiting them to support the programme by sharing their expertise and enthusiasm.  Training is provided for Health and Safety, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding and other elements of the role as appropriate.  

Closing: Wednesday 22nd June, 9am

For a more information and a detailed role description, please visit our website. 

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About The Country Trust

The Country Trust connects children with the land that sustains us all. We are a small, dynamic national education charity dedicated to bringing alive the working countryside for children least able to access it. Since 1978 The Country Trust has been making it possible for hundreds of volunteer farmers and landowners to welcome thousands of disadvantaged young children from all backgrounds and faiths onto their farms to share their passion for food, farming and the countryside.