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Magdalen Environmental Trust

We are pleased to advertise for an Environmental Education & Care Farming Officer, based at Magdalen Farm, near Chard.

37.5 hours per week 

The working week is Monday Friday, and one weekend per month, for which, time off will be given in lieu

Salary: either 22,000 or 19,500 with accommodation provided on site


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


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.  


Timetable for Recruitment: 

Closing date for application forms:                    4th October 2019  

Candidates invited to interview                         7th October 2019 

Interviews and practical teaching assessment   22nd October 2019 


Please download the recruitment pack here and apply through the application form contained within. 


If you need to move house in order to work for us, we will be are happy to provide temporary accommodation on site while you house-hunt.


Good luck! 




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