Schools Officer

Stepney City Farm

£24,000 FTE

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 02077908204 Clare Hawkins

Reference: Schools Officer

Sectors: environmental education, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Monday, 25th February 2019   6 days left

About the Farm

Stepney City Farm is a three-acre working farm and registered charity, a unique educational resource, and a rural oasis in the heart of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The Farm is free and open to visit, 6 days a week, 50 weeks a year. 

We provide first-rate facilities for livestock and poultry (including sheep, goats, pigs, donkeys, rabbits, chickens and ducks), studio spaces for rural artists, an extensive food-growing programme, and a weekly Farmer's Market. The Farm provides opportunities for children and adults to interact with farm animals in nature and practice arts and crafts such as pottery and woodwork. It connects visitors with organic food production, horticulture and natural resources through practical workshops and educational courses, volunteering opportunities, and the provision of 78 allotments.

The Farm advances wellbeing and inclusion in our wider communities by addressing issues of mental and physical health through the promotion of healthy eating, physical activity through volunteering, green care and animal care sessions, the provision of green space and recreation, and animal-assisted dementia intervention.

Our extensive education program has been developed in response to demand and has grown considerably in recent years, with the addition of an on-site bespoke Classroom in 2015. We offer a friendly and supportive working environment and a fun place to work in a unique setting.

Role Overview

The Schools Officer is responsible primarily for the delivery, monitoring and reporting for Stepney City Farm’s schools programme, funded through a 2-year service level agreement with Tower Hamlets Council.

The post holder is also responsible for the sale and delivery of workshops to schools from outside of Tower Hamlets; for the sale and delivery of nursery school packages; and the sale and delivery of egg incubation projects to local schools. These form a vital stream of generated income in support of the Farm’s charitable activities.

In addition, there is scope for the post holder to be trained up to cover annual leave for the Farm’s Youth Officer, delivering the Farm’s Sunday Young Volunteer sessions (ages 12-17).

The successful candidate will have experience of environmental education with children in a community setting, and a track record of delivering funded programmes, meeting delivery targets and reporting to funders.

Contract: 2 years, part time 2 days per week
Salary: £24,000 FTE (£9,600 pro rata)

Download: Job Description

Download: Application Form

Closing date: Midday, 25 February 2019
Interviews: 28 February 2019
Start date: April 2019

Registered charity no. 1136448

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