Recruitment

We are looking to expand our team of group Facilitators. Please read the information below. If you have any questions before applying, please email enquiries@tablehurstyoungfarmers.org  

Role:               Group Facilitator 

Location:       Forest Row

 

Background

Raising Young Farmers CIC is a newly formed Community Interest Company that has been trading as Tablehurst Young Farmers for the last 5 years. We run educational groups for children aged 0-16 that centre on fun and collaborative activities to support Tablehurst Farm. There are around 100 children attending our sessions each week and we also run Holiday Clubs. We have written a curriculum which gives a topic of focus each week to support children in their learning.

 

Our mission is to connect children with regenerative farming practices to ensure that future generations are able to sustain themselves and heal our planet. We are not-for-profit. Our Values are Curiosity, Vitality, Respect, Leave things better and In it together.

 

We're looking to expand our self-employed team and would like to receive expressions of interest no later than 30th September 2021.

 

Hours of work vary, but would typically be around 2 sessions per week Monday - Saturday. We operate for 47 weeks of the year and as a self employed individual, it will be up to you to say when you can work.

 

Session rate: This varies depending on your experience, for a full day the starting rate is £80 per day. 

 

The Role

Working as part of a team, you'll be delivering high quality educational activities for children based on seasonal farm tasks and the Raising Young Farmers curriculum. Specifically:

 

  • Contributing ideas and skills to the activities taking place in the sessions

  • Confidently leading a group of children in a task, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children

  • Health and Safety and on-site risk assessment of activities

  • Engaging and enthusing children about farming practice and tasks, taking a child-led approach and communicating effectively with them as individuals

  • Completion of incident reporting forms

  • Reporting any issues/concerns/incidents to lead facilitator

  • Representing Raising Young Farmers CIC values and mission

 

 

Skills Needed

  • Experience of working with children of varied ages and and understanding of, or willingness to learn, different educational approaches

  • Basic understanding of regenerative farming and a willingness to learn more

  • Used to identifying risks when leading activities with children

  • Basic understanding of Safeguarding and willing to undertake Safeguarding training

  • Paediatric First Aid trained or willing to do so if successful

 

Equipment Needed for Each Session

  • Working boots/shoes

  • Seasonally appropriate workwear

  • Whistle

  • Charged mobile phone

 

If successful you will need an enhanced DBS check, safeguarding training and a paediatric first aid certificate. We'll also ask for 2 references.

 

Please contact us by email at enquiries@tablehurstyoungfarmers.org with a brief covering letter explaining why you are interested in the position and a current CV.

 

If we decide to progress your application, you'll be invited to come and spend some time with us at one of our sessions, prepare a short activity for 5-11 year olds on one of our topics and meet with our two Directors.