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Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Care Farm Education and Wellbeing Officer x2

Salary:
Term time: £20,132 to £21,924 depending on experience
Full time: £24,180 -£24,765 depending on experience

Hours:
1 x 37.5 hours pro rata term time only (40 weeks) at The Willows Care Farm
1 x 37.5 hours per week (full time) at Lakeside Care Farm

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is a leading conservation charity in the UK and has an excellent reputation for the development of ‘green prescriptions’, working to improve people’s wellbeing through engagement with the natural environment. This work is the basis of our alternative education provision and has proved successful and popular with a wide range of students and their carers. Due to this we are looking for enthusiastic and experienced Education and Wellbeing Officers to support and shape our expanding Care Farm provision.

Working alongside the Care Farms’ Manager, Team Leaders and our experienced staff team, we are seeking to recruit inspiring, knowledgeable and committed staff to support and deliver the programmes of alternative provision at Lakeside and The Willows Care Farms. The post holders will be responsible for leading the daily delivery of nature-based therapeutic activities for children, young people and adults with additional needs, mental health, social and communication difficulties and those in need of emotional support. Experience of working with children and young people with additional needs is essential, as is an understanding of person-centred practice and the use of nature, horticulture, animals and creativity to support the holistic education of the children and young people with whom we work.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity informally, please contact Dean Sherwin on 07887 758380 or DeanS@wiltshirewildlife.org.

To apply for these positions please complete our Application Form which can be found, together with a full Job Description, on our website.

Please submit your application, indicating whether you wish to apply for The Willows Care Farm role or the Lakeside Care Farm role, to: recruitment@wiltshirewildlife.org

(Please note we are only able to accept applications via our application form and when completing the form please ensure you use the ‘supporting statement’ section to evidence how you believe you meet the essential and desirable criteria detailed in the Job Description. This information will be used in our short-listing process).

Closing Date for applications: 12:00 Monday 18th October 2021

Interviews:
Lakeside post: Tuesday 2nd November 2021
The Willows post: Wednesday 3rd November 2021
Interviews will be held at the respective Care Farms

Closing Date: 18/10/2021  Location: Wiltshire

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