Education Officer, Turnastone Court Farm

Countryside Restoration Trust

Vowchurch, Herefordshire
£21,000 pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Permanent 01223 262999 Danielle Dewe

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Wednesday, 29th May 2019  

Education Officer at Turnastone Court Farm

Role Description

Tenure: Part time
Hours: 15 hours per week (2 days)
Salary: Dependent on experience
Location: Turnastone Court Farm, Vowchurch, Herefordshire

 Purpose of role: To educate local primary school children about farming, food production and conservation through visits to Turnastone Court Farm. Encourage visits to schools to help delivery of the curriculum with reference to the aims and objectives of the Countryside Restoration Trust (CRT).

Key aspects of the role:

  • Daily liaison with the Tenant Farmer, Monitoring Officer and Volunteers to ensure support and involvement, as and when required.
  • Initiate new contacts and meetings with local schools and national charities to promote onsite educational facilities including new residential centre.
  • Devise a new programme and format for school and group visits which will require some weekend and school holiday work. Visits and activities must be in line with the National Curriculum and expectations of the schools.
  • Plan, host and participate at all visits.
  • Prepare all materials and resources including classroom displays, leaflets and handouts.
  • Liaise with other local organisations i.e. Herefordshire Rural Hub, FACE to add value and interest to all visits wherever possible.
  • Enforce Health and Safety Guidelines with particular attention to hygiene during visits, bio-security measures, reviewing and updating risk assessments, managing first aid kit stocks etc.
  • Collect visit statistics and feedback from schools to help improve effectiveness and satisfaction.
  • Send regular reports to CRT Head Office to update Marketing/PR activity, Trustees Reports and fundraising proposals.
  • Provide content for quarterly ‘The Lark’ magazine, website, newsletter and social media to help promote the CRT.
  • Develop network of local contacts to help event promotion.

Closing date: 12pm – Wednesday 29th May 2019. Interviews scheduled: Friday 7th June 2019

For further information, please contact Danielle Dewe at The Countryside Restoration Trust on 01223 262222. To apply for this role, please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to or via post to Danielle Dewe, General Manager, The Countryside Restoration Trust, Bird’s Farm, Haslingfield Road, Barton, Cambridge CB23 7AG.

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