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Food & Farm Discovery Coordinator

The Country Trust
Home-based

Posted: 16/12/2020

Deadline: 17/01/2021

Compensation: £134 per day

Part-time Flexible hours Fixed term / contract Remote working


Job description

Location: Homebased within the region with a flexible working base at FarmED

Outputs: Delivering 140 school visits over 3 years 

Thanks to funding from the Rothschild, Thirty Percy and Thomas Frank Foundations, The Country Trust and FarmED are working together to find a new Food and Farm Discovery Coordinator who is passionate about planning, organising and delivering Food and Farm Discovery visits, and Farm in a Box programmes, to children within the Cotswolds and surrounding target areas of Redditch, Banbury, Oxford, Swindon and Gloucester.

Imagine a job where you are able to share your knowledge of sustainable food, nutrition, farming and the countryside, and through the high-quality experiences and opportunities you create and deliver, disadvantaged children and young people, their teachers and sometimes their parents too, to learn, grow and thrive. This job has great potential to transform lives. 

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is experienced in working with primary and secondary age children and familiar with the way education is organised and delivered. You will be an inspiring child-led educator, with good knowledge of the communities we support, outdoor learning experience, and organised and confident to run visits to working farms. You will have experience of leading cooking and nutrition sessions for children. 

In this shared, integrated role (working to two self-employed contracts) you will work half of the time for The Country Trust and half of your time for FarmED. You will be one of our c.25 Country Trust Farm Discovery Coordinators located across the UK and be part of the growing FarmED team. You will have individual responsibility and flexibility to plan your own workload, supported by a geographically remote Country Trust manager and a locally based FarmED manager. You will make full use of the wonderful teaching space, farm, kitchen garden, wildlife habitats, pizza oven and kitchen at FarmED to run visits. You will also find, recruit and assess the suitability of additional local farmer hosts, and support them to deliver educational visits and Farm in a Box events. You will recruit and work closely with suitable schools and teachers.

FarmED and Country Trust induction training is provided as well as training for Health and Safety, Safeguarding and eSafety and other elements as appropriate.

We want our team to better reflect the amazing diversity of the children and the communities we work with and are excited about the connections, creativity and inspiration that this will bring. Please talk to us about your application if you have questions about matching your experience to our job specification.

Interview: 4th and 5th February January 2021 via Microsoft Teams (due to Covid19 restrictions)

Application information

For all recruitment information please go to our vacancies page on our website: http://www.countrytrust.org.uk/get-involved/work-for-us

Please note: applications must be via a completed application form in Word and submitted to info@countrytrust.org.uk

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About The Country Trust

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.