FarmED CIC is the new Centre for Farm and Food Education based at Honeydale Farm in the Cotswolds. Our mission is to accelerate the transition towards regenerative farming and sustainable food systems by providing space and opportunity for inspirational education, innovative research, practitioner led knowledge exchange, events and personal development. We are currently working with others across the sector to achieve this mission.
The FarmED Programme
The FarmED Programme in Regenerative Agriculture and Sustainable Food is our diverse suite of knowledge exchange, training, and education activities. The programme is currently being developed for launch in autumn 2020.
The programme, curated by the FarmED team working with inspiring industry experts and leading practitioners, is designed to be flexible offering a mixed menu of learning opportunities to our key audiences including farmers, advisers, children, and policy makers. It is ideal for those who want to make a difference.
It is suitable for all those who want to develop their knowledge and understanding in this exciting and challenging area. We cater for those with prior knowledge and experience as well as those new to the subject. There is something for everyone, for example, we offer farm walks and pop-up food events, formal modules exploring key theories and academic material, practical workshops and muddy boot skill-share sessions.
In this crucial role you will work with the General Manager to help run the FarmED Programme in Regenerative Agriculture and Sustainable Food.
You will link to, and complement, our growing team which includes
- Assistant Manager (in post)
- Events & Office Co-ordinator (in post)
- Food Co-ordinator (to be recruited)
- Farm & Food Discovery Schools Co-ordinator (a shared post with The Country Trust – to be recruited)
As FarmED Programme Co-ordinator you will focus on supporting the development and delivery of our range of unique, accessible and fun knowledge exchange and learning experiences. You will co-ordinate our core technical events and modules ensuring they contain clear learning outcomes and high-quality, levelled content, co-curating with partners where appropriate.
You will lead a number of events and modules yourself – drawing on your own passion and expertise in a relevant subject e.g. soil health, agronomy, agroforestry, horticulture, holistic management, sustainable livestock production, food chains or rural enterprise.
You will help ensure FarmED is self-sustaining as a not for profit Community Interest Company. To do this you will be expected to explore and help build a variety of revenue streams linked to the FarmED Programme. You will support fundraising and grant bids linked to education and knowledge exchange.
If experienced, you will be encouraged to offer mentoring, consultancy and advice as part of our offer.
Ultimately, you will help ensure that FarmED CIC matures into a thriving and nationally recognised centre for farm and food education reaching and influencing a diverse audience.
You will work with and support the General Manager with:
- Engagement with a range of target audiences including farmers, land managers, rural entrepreneurs, environmental bodies, policy makers, academic institutions, researchers, students and community groups.
- The development and delivery of a diverse range of education, knowledge exchange and training events in line with the FarmED vision and strategy.
- Co-ordination of our core technical events and modules ensuring they contain clear learning outcomes and high-quality, levelled content, co-curating with partners where appropriate.
- Identification and generation of new income streams, funding bids and added value opportunities that contribute to business growth and financial viability.
- Identification and support of programme marketing opportunities.
- Any other reasonable tasks designated by the Group Director and General Manager.
The ideal person for this role will:
- Share the FarmED vision and core values.
- Have bags of enthusiasm and a desire to grow.
- Have atleast three years’ experience and ideally a qualification in agriculture and/or sustainability.
- Have previous experience and ideally a qualification in knowledge exchange/education.
- Have a relevant specialism that they want to share with others.
- Be known and connected in the sector.
- Possess excellent communication skills.
- Be able to pass a DBS check.
- Have the energy and flexibility to work long shifts and some weekends.
- Be fluent in English.
- Have good IT systems skills.
|Job Category||Coordination, Research, Training|
|Salary||£23,500 - £32,000 depending on experience|