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Education Project Officer (Farm School)

  • Employer - Groundwork South and North Tyneside
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Not for profit
  • Department - Charity
  • Location: - Jarrow
  • Salary - £20,000 – £22,000 per annum pro rata FTE Actual – £10,390 – £11,430 per annum (dependant on skills and qualifications)
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Part time | See below
  • Closing date - Monday, 06 February 2023

Job Description

Annualised hours contract of 1000 hours per year.

Regular hours will be 08:30 – 15:30, Mondays and Tuesdays during term-time. Remaining hours can be arranged with some flexibility to suit the successful candidate, but will include working a third weekday during a range of term-time dates, 3-days per weeks during some school holidays; may include weekend and evening work as required. Standard terms and conditions apply.


Based at Jarrow Hall, with some work at Ridgeway Primary Academy and potential work across South and North Tyneside.

 Job Summary:

Groundwork South and North Tyneside has been Changing Places and Changing Lives for over 30 years through a variety of environmental, learning, health and skills programmes. 

We are looking for a dedicated person to deliver our Farm School programmes. 

Farm School is a long-term programme, combining in-school experiences with off-site visits over a number of years, to help children’s personal, social and emotional development (PSED), academic learning and mental wellbeing. The programmes consist of a variety of teaching and learning activities including manual work such as animal care and growing crops alongside crafts, exploration and play. Farm School is purposefully less “formal” than classroom learning, with flexibility in plans to follow children’s interests, play being a key part of learning, and discussion positively encouraged. 

We mostly deliver Farm School to primary schools visiting Jarrow Hall, using our Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and woodland as a base for learning. As part of our partnership with Ridgeway Primary Academy, we also deliver some sessions in school, using their Farm School area including vegetable plots, animals and sensory space. We also deliver some alternative education for KS3 pupils following the Farm School model. 

The successful candidate will deliver educational workshops on farm animals, the natural environment, and Anglo-Saxon history as part of their role, as well as less-formal activities. 

The successful candidate will be committed to the holistic education of children of all ages, and to high standards of animal welfare. Qualifications are desirable but not essential; Skills and knowledge gained through personal or professional life are just as valuable and training will be considered for a candidate with appropriate skills but no formal qualifications or paid experience. 

Due to the diverse range of delivery, it is anticipated that training will be provided during the induction period to the successful candidate to improve skills in any areas which need development; self-awareness of competencies and areas for development, as well as an ability to quickly learn new skills and knowledge are required. 

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. To demonstrate our commitment, we have been awarded the Disability Confident Scheme Symbol, which is awarded by the Employment Service

Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidate’s subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Groundwork SaNT believes that a child, young person or vulnerable adult should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults and to keep them safe. We are committed to practice in a way that protects them.

Contact information

To apply, please carefully read the role description and person specification, complete the application form, declaration of convictions and equal opportunities forms and email them all to

Education Project Officer Candidate Pack

GW Application Form

GW Declaration of Convictions Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Please note, we cannot accept CVs in place of completed forms and hard-copy applications will not be reviewed. If you have any accessibility requirements that need to be discussed further then please contact or call 0191 428 1144. Only successful applicants will be contacted to confirm interview dates and times, no feedback will be given on unsuccessful applications.

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Interview information

Tuesday 14th February 2023

How to apply

Please see the contact information section above for details about how to apply for this job.

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