Recruitment

FarmLink Educational Deliverer

FarmLink is a charity dedicated to educating children on the practical process of farming, food production, land management and conservation. We are looking to employ someone with a comprehensive knowledge of farming and the countryside to deliver lessons in schools and on the farm. An educational background would be an advantage but not essential.
The appointment would start in September 2018 with an induction in late June early July.
Good salary, 39 weeks per annum to fit with the academic year, 19 days holiday to be taken within the 39 weeks.

Job Description

FarmLink Education Ltd is seeking to appoint a well organised person to deliver its education programme at Lower Stock Farm, Wrington, North Somerset and at schools throughout Bristol, North Somerset and Somerset. The post is for the 39 week academic year with a salary of £15,500 per annum and 19 days holiday.
FarmLink provides free teaching for the pupils of schools within the catchment area in the practical process of farming, food production, land management and conservation. Our teaching relates to the National Curriculum to ensure the schools and the pupils can take full advantage of our service.
From September through to the October half term and from the beginning of March to the end of the academic year teaching takes place mainly on the farm. From November through to March,teaching takes place in schools.
Key qualities
A passion for education and agriculture
Ability to communicate clearly with all ages
A comprehensive knowledge of agriculture and the countryside
Ability to be flexible whilst working to a timescale
Comfortable talking to large groups of people
A good awareness of health and safety on farms and safeguarding issues
Ability to manage and hold the attention of children alongside teaching staff
A love of the countryside and an understanding of its resources
Patience, fairness, adaptability and quality organisational skills
Enjoys working with colleagues and being part of a team environment

Responsibilities
Ensure the farm is a safe environment for pupils to visit
Ensure the farm is fully equipped for the day ahead
Organise and deliver the FarmLink programme to pupils
Develop and evaluate the FarmLink programme at Lower Stock Farm to ensure it continues to meet the requirements of teachers
Liaise with the County Coordinator regarding bookings and feedback from schools
Continually develop new ideas for lessons so the FarmLink programme continues to develop and stays fresh
Create and provide appropriate resources as necessary
Qualifications and Skills
Agricultural or relevant teaching employment history
Up to date DBS certificate
IT literate

For more information and to apply please send your CV and covering letter to: CEO Tim Ledbury

email: tim@farmlink.org.uk

post: Our Offices 4, Yeowood Farm, Iwood Lane, Wrington, BS40 5NU

Closing date: 7th February 2018