Environmental Education & Care Farming Officer (Somerset)

Environmental Education & Care Farming Officer

Location: Magdalen Environmental Trust, Chard, Somerset

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, working Wednesday – Sunday

Salary: £22,000 p.a.

Based on our organic farm, the Magdalen Environmental Trust provides outdoor environmental education to children and adults, and therapeutic / respite opportunities to people with more complex needs. We work with a wide range of people including schools, families, charities and schools from across southern England. We are a leading Care Farm and are growing this provision. You can learn a lot about us from our website: www.magdalenfarm.org.uk The aims of our education programme are to help people make better decisions about how they interact with their environment and with nature, and to provide opportunities for those people, particularly children, to develop a love of nature. If they don’t love it, they won’t value it. Working with schools, (providing environmental education, Forest Schools and personal development for children), is our main activity through much of the year, and the main focus for this vacant post. Personal development is also a key outcome, not least within our Care Farming services. Many of our Care Farming clients live extremely difficult and demanding lives. Our aim is to help them improve their mental and emotional resilience, and their ability to overcome these difficulties. If you need to move house in order to work for us, we will be happy to provide temporary accommodation on site while you house-hunt.

If you would like further information about the role, please contact Giles Aspinall, Chief Executive: giles@magdalenfarm.org.uk or call 01460 30144. For a job description and person specification, please see the attached application pack. To apply: Please return your completed application form to Staff Recruitment, Magdalen Environmental Trust, Magdalen Farm, Winsham, Chard, Somerset TA20 4PA, or by email to: rebecca@magdalenfarm.org.uk

Closing date: 4th October 2019.

Interview date: 7th October 2019.

Interviews and practical teaching assessment: 22nd October 2019.