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Education Officer

We're looking for an Education Officer on a zero hours contract to help us to deliver Child and Youth activities during the summer. Find out more here...

What you will love about working here

  • Being part of a City Farm inspired by a unique vision, mission and aims
  • Working in a supportive environment which values your diversity and talent
  • Access to training opportunities and reflective practices
  • Joining an environment where we strive for greater inclusion and equity
  • Flexibility for those with families and other commitments
  • Generous annual leave entitlement – 25 days and bank holiday pro rata
  • Participation in the NEST pension scheme
  • Access to the cycle-to-work scheme

If applying to any of our vacancies or apprenticeships, please email your COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM to office@swcityfarm.co.uk by the stated closing date.

All candidates are also asked to complete an anonymous equalities form here.

Who we are 

St Werburghs City Farm is an inner-city oasis that connects people through land, nature and food. Each year, we inspire and educate over 60,000 people in spaces and services that build resilience, reduce isolation and strengthen community.

Our activities include accredited gardening placements for neurodiverse adults, animal care courses for inner-city children, woodland mindfulness for adults experiencing poor mental health and conservation courses for people looking to develop new skills and connections.

We pride ourselves on supporting people, from all walks of life, to learn, grow and thrive.  We are a community-focused employer that values all forms of diversity. 

Using a 2-acre small holding, a 1-acre community garden, a 2.5 conservation site and 13 acres of community allotments, our mission is to increase people's knowledge of where food comes from and access to locally produced food, enhance people's health and wellbeing through greater access to green spaces, and improve the capacity, confidence and cohesion of our community.

With more than 3,500 service users, 15,000 people enjoying our events/facilities and more than 40,000 local visitors passing through the gates each year, we are a vital community resource, freely accessible to all.

If applying to any of our vacancies or apprenticeships, please email your COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM to office@swcityfarm.co.uk by the stated closing date.

All candidates are also asked to complete an anonymous equalities form here.

Education Officer
(Zero Hours — Child and Youth Team)

We're encouraging applicants from under-represented groups in our Child and Youth Team to apply which include men and those that identify as male.

We recognise that the diversity of our staff needs to improve, as we are not fully represented yet and we are striving to address this imbalance through positive action. A diverse workforce will help us to understand the diverse needs of our communities and be able to adapt accordingly.

We're looking for an Education Officer on a zero hours contract to help us to deliver the following activities during the summer:

Tribe Camp

A transition camp for referred Year 6 children who might find the move to Year 7 tricky. It's three days and two nights from July 25th to July 27th.

You will be paid at the usual rate for every awake hour and £50 for the overnight.

Summer Camp

A four day camp (no overnights) for 6 - 12 year olds from August 15th to August 18th between 8:30AM to 6:00PM each day.

Any applicants will need to be able to work both camps and preferably placed onto the zero hours staff database to help with cover in the Child and Youth Project.

Your skill set

  • Experience working with children or young people in an outdoor, out of school context
  • Experience in managing the different personalities of children, including those with complex needs
  • Ability to both assist in running a group and to lead short, one off group sessions
  • Good communicator with the ability to work with a diverse team and develop good relationships
  • Ability to support and inspire children and young people

Your approach

  • Commitment to learning new skills
  • Reflective of your work and a willingness to learn and adapt
  • Able to work without being supervised
  • Commitment to inclusion, equality and accessibility

In this job you will

  • Assist with running of whole group sessions or leading shorter, one off sessions
  • Help us to monitor and evaluate the children’s progress
  • Help us to plan the project and set up sessions
  • Inspire children’s interest in the natural world and help to develop their confidence, self esteem and wellbeing

Details

Contract type: Zero hours contract
Salary: £10.30 per hour + £50 per overnight
Location: St Werburghs City Farm 
References: All appointments will be confirmed only upon receipt of satisfactory references.
DBS: The successful candidate will need to have a DBS for this role, or have one completed at the Farm

Closing date for applications

9AM, Monday June 20th 2022

Interviews

If you’re successfully shortlisted, we’ll see you at an interview on Monday June 27th 2022.

If applying to any of our vacancies or apprenticeships, please email your COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM to office@swcityfarm.co.uk by the stated closing date.

All candidates are also asked to complete an anonymous equalities form here.

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