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Farm Discovery Coordinator - North East

The Country Trust
North East - Newcastle, Blyth, Morpeth, Whitley Bay (with some travel to North Northumberland possible)

Posted: 7 Jun 2021

Deadline: 28 Jun 2021

Compensation: £135 per day (plus expenses)

Paid Part-time Flexible hours Permanent


Job description

A flexible and fulfilling opportunity in a growing, energetic charity.

Have you always loved engaging children with the world around them or with the food they eat and where it came from? Do you think you could use your passion and skills to bring others such as teachers and farmers along with you on a journey to inspire children with the fewest opportunities to explore the world around them?  

We are looking for someone with this passion and these skills to promote, organise and deliver Farm Discovery visits for schools in areas of high disadvantage. The role will also involve providing our new Farm in a Box programme. You will have responsibility for identifying and recruiting suitable host farms and schools for these visits and activities, as well as building and maintaining these relationships over time. We would love it if you had experience of leading cooking and nutrition sessions for children too. 

Why work for the Country Trust? 

  • For over 40 years we have been working with farmers to bring the countryside alive for children least able to access it. We are in an exciting period of growth and possibility. You would be working with an organisation with deep roots but with plenty of space to grow.   
  • As a self-employed freelancer this role offers fantastic flexibility. We have lots of team members who love the fact they can work it around caring responsibilities or other projects (though some coordinators tell us it isn’t always possible to manage the morning school run). However, if you love the work and are keen for more there are often opportunities to grow within the organisation too.   
  • This is a home-based role with lots of time getting out and about and a supportive network of national team members to reach out to.   

Is this the role for you?

We want our team to better reflect the amazing diversity of the children and communities we work with. We are excited about the connections, creativity, and inspiration that this will bring and most of all we are committed to finding the right people for the job.  

Below we have outlined the skills we believe are important for this role. If you are passionate and interested but are not sure whether you have the right experience, contact us to discuss your application further recruitment@countrytrust.org.uk  

Job Specification

To find out more about the role, download the job specification.

Application information

For all recruitment information please go to our vacancies page on our website: Work for us | The Country Trust National Educational Charity

Application form: https://civicrm.countrytrust.org.uk/job_application_form

Job specification: Farm_(and_Food)_Discovery_Coordinator_final.pdf (countrytrust.org.uk)

Enquiries: recruitment@countrytrust.org.uk 

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About The Country Trust

As a national educational charity our aim is to empower disadvantaged children to be confident, curious and create change in their lives, and the world around them through food, farming and countryside opportunities, so that they and the planet thrive. Our programmes engage children with the natural world around them, the food they eat and where it comes from. We are in an exciting period of growth, and are recruiting new, passionate Coordinators to promote, organise and deliver farm visits.