Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Farm Educator - Term Time

Seal CE Primary School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-3035-308S
  • Posted:23/11/2023
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:asap
  • App Close Date:07/12/2023 at 13:00
  • Interviews:tbc


At Seal CE Primary School, we have invested, with the help of the community, charities and many volunteer hands a small community school farm, sitting on half an acre of mixed native woodland and grass.

Our farm is now almost three years old and we have grown from strength to strength, in many ways.

We are home to some rescue; chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs, a vast array of chickens of all breeds, including rare breeds, ducks, pygmy goats, 3 breeds of pigs, two tortoises, 3 hives of bees and 5 breeds of sheep.

As our animal selection has grown, so has our team.  We currently have 2 farm assistants, 1 farm educator, team of volunteers, all over seen by Sara Spellman the Outdoor Learning Leader who started the development of the farm and closely oversees its running and development on a daily basis.

We have now grown into a multi academy trust and are aiming to deliver a bespoke farm education to all the students within this.

We are looking for someone who IDEALLY has:

  • Experience working with and teaching children
  • A love for farm animals
  • Confidence in handling animals and is willing to learn more about them
  • A passion for outdoor learning in all weathers
  • Experience with working with farm animals

The right applicant MUST have:

  • Excellent people skills
  • Clear communication skills
  • The understand of the needs of our community school farm
  • Teaching skills (not necessarily qualifications in teaching)
  • The flexibility to work in a fast paced environment
  • The ability to stand in for staff who are on holiday, completing morning / evening rota of feeding and opening the animal up.


This role is for Mondays and Thursdays.

Your hours would be 10 hours per week, 9:30am-2:30pm with

A paid 15-minute break is included in these hours


Pro rata will be £5,533.02

This is a term time only position

You will need to complete 2 inset days per year.

Information about the school

Seal CE Primary School is part of the Inspire Academy Movement Trust and linked with Four Elms Primary and Maypole Primary School. Our Academy provides opportunity for all within an environment of inclusiveness, respect and compassion. Collaboration empowers us to offer the very best experience for all children. Through strong partnerships, we embrace new ideas together, finding innovative ways to create an environment that endorses the very best learning so all children can reach their potential.

Seal CE Primary is a good school. We are two form entry and have our own community farm and two forest schools on site. Our Inspire Curriculum is based on four curriculum values; academic excellence, personalisation, character education and metacognition. We treat every child as an individual and believe that together we can achieve and succeed.

We reserve the right to interview before the close date so if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01732 764249

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.