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The Country Trust


Food Discovery Coordinator, Buckinghamshire (part time, self-employed)


Imagine a job where you are able to share your knowledge of food, farming and the countryside, and ignite curiosity in disadvantaged children, their teachers and parents. 


Delivering The Country Trustís Food Discovery programme to initially three schools in Buckinghamshire over the academic year 2018-19.  The post holder will be responsible for planning and delivering growing and cooking sessions for children, teachers and parents, organising playground markets, organising visits to local farms, coordinating visits to schools by local food producers, and planning and running harvest feasts.  The job has a great potential to transform lives.


You will have considerable experience (min. 2-5 years) of successfully delivering programmes to primary age children. You will have a real love of, and knowledge of food, farming and the countryside. You should be a competent cook and gardener, ideally with experience of running these activities with schools and/or other groups.  We are looking for a self-motivated, well-organised, creative individual skilled at helping children of all backgrounds and abilities to succeed. Youíll be at ease with the farming and landowning community and very aware of the responsibility of bringing children onto real working farms. Youíll be a team player but confident enough to work within a dispersed team reporting to a manager based elsewhere in the UK.


Initially one year self-employed, renewable annually. Around 90 daysí work. 


The role is homebased, and the majority of delivery is within term time and within the school day though travel/preparation might be required before the start of and after the end of the school day.


£144 per day plus reasonable expenses and mileage.


Normal business expenses (telephone, printing, broadband, office costs etc) are the responsibility of the contractor.  


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