Location: Homebased and in schools within London Status: Self Employed
Hours: Flexible/part time (up to 60 days work until July 2021) Pay: £148 per day

Skills and Experiences

We are looking for a new Coordinator who is passionate about cooking and growing with children, to plan, organise and deliver our Food Discovery programme in 3 schools in London (primarily Haringey and Tower Hamlets), a programme funded by The Mercers Company.

Imagine a job where you are able to share your love and knowledge of food, farming and the countryside, help children to develop food confidence and discover they have agency, and inspire teachers to use the outdoors in their own teaching practice.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is experienced in working with primary age children and familiar with the way primary education is organised and delivered. You will be an inspiring child-led educator with a good knowledge of the schools’ communities, who is confident and organised in running safe and appropriate cooking and gardening sessions and visits to working farms.
You will be part of a team of 12 Food Discovery Coordinators across the country. You will have individual responsibility and flexibility to plan your own workload with your schools, supported by a geographically remote line manager. You will be provided with cooking and gardening equipment which you will need to store and take into schools. You will need to find, recruit and assess the suitability of farmer hosts and support farmers to deliver visits. Training is provided for Health and Safety, eSafety and Safeguarding and other elements of the role as appropriate.
This job has great potential to change lives.
How to apply
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
Closing date: Midnight 22nd November 2020
Interview: week commencing 30th November via Microsoft Teams (due to Covid19 restrictions)
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by telephone and email.
Candidates who are successful at the video interview stage will be invited to do a 30 minute activity around food and farming in a school in Tower Hamlets with a group of Key Stage 2 pupils complying with the school’s Covid19 procedures.