Education Manager

Job Title: Education Manager
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Contract Type: Fixed-term for 2 years (potential to extend dependent on funding)
Hours: 35 hours per week – with some evening and weekend when required.
Responsible to: Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Responsible for: Education Officer

Job Description:

To design, deliver and manage a structured education programme to schools, alternative education settings, youth organisations, corporate volunteers and our community. To engage with the local community by providing outdoor and indoor learning and environmental events and activities for children and young people. To market the educational opportunities of Vauxhall City Farm to schools and organisations in Lambeth and targeted London Boroughs and to maintain strong working relationships with schools and partners.

Main Responsibilities:

• To promote, deliver and staff a range of educational programmes at Vauxhall City Farm around the areas of farming, animal care, food production, wellbeing and environmental and sustainability themes.
• To develop and run programmes in line with the National Curriculum that meet the needs of specific audiences with a focus on under-represented audiences and those with complex needs.
• To lead on the facilitation of inclusive, interactive and engaging workshops.
• To design and conduct formative and summative assessment to measure the impact of our educational programmes.
• To use assessment and data to report on the impact of programmes for funders and trustees.
• To recruit and manage educational staff and sessional workers.
• To build and maintain relationships with schools, educational organisations and community groups in Lambeth and the surrounding boroughs.
• To create educational resources for programmes at Vauxhall City Farm.
• To manage the administration of educational programmes and bookings.
• To design, develop and manage outreach programmes to schools and organisations.
• To attend education related meetings representing Vauxhall City Farm with or in lieu of Deputy CEO
• To work closely with the Events and Marketing team on publicity and marketing of education programmes, events and activities.
• To work with other staff to improve and maintain the interpretation of the farm, to enable a wide audience.
• To follow all Vauxhall City Farm policies and procedures, especially equal opportunities, health and safety and child protection.
• To ensure that all Health and Safety requirements visiting groups are implemented and adhered to.
• To ensure high levels of Safeguarding of children and young people in accordance with our safeguarding policy.
• To work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
• Other duties as required.

Person Specification:

The successful candidate must have:
• Proven experience as an educator / Youth Worker
• Experience of working with the 8-18+ year age groups
• Teaching Qualification (desirable)
• Managerial experience
• Understanding of diversity and the varied needs of children/young people and families.
• An enthusiasm for education, environmental conservation and sustainable development.
• A practical and enthusiastic approach to learning outside of the classroom and knowledge of relevant areas of interest, e.g. animals, countryside, environment, farming, gardening, and cooking.
• The ability to communicate effectively in written materials as well as presentations, workshops and public-facing activities.
• The ability to work on own initiative, using judgement and common sense.
• Interpersonal skills and an ability to relate to people of all ages.
• Excellent organisational and time management skills.
• Computer literate – with the ability to use basic software such as Word, Excel, Email etc

How to apply

To apply for the Education Manager position please submit:
• CV – maximum 2 sides of A4
• A covering letter (no more than 2 pages, minimum font size 11) letting us know:

          – Why you are interested in the role.

      – The skills and experience you will bring that align with the Job Description / Person Specification.

Email the above to: with the subject: Education Manager Recruitment

Interested in this position? Please download the Job Description and Equal Opportunity form here.

Questions? Please e-mail:

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