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Farmer Network Facilitator -fixed term until 31 March 2022 - based at Preston Campus

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Apprenticeship & Skills Team as a Farmer Network Facilitator to support Lancashire SMEs (Farmers and Growers) to identify and engage with the low/ net zero carbon agenda.

In this role as the Farm Network Facilitator you will support the Head of Agricultural Projects with the development and organisation of the Skills Accelerator Project, engaging with Lancashire farmers and stakeholders to source monitor farmers across Lancashire.

Working with the Head of Agricultural Projects to develop a model for the development of a Lancashire Farmer Network to support farmers and growers during the agricultural transition period and post project end date.  This post will be subject to DFE Grant Approval.

The successful candidate will have a Level 3 Qualification, Experience of agriculture and evidence of innovation, enthusiasm, flexibility and commitment to supporting students to overcome barriers to progression and success, Familiarity with using Microsoft applications and the ability to coach and mentor students to achieve the best they can be alongside GCSE (or equivalent) at Grade C/4 or above in English and desirably Maths. Training in the principles of carbon management will be provided where required.

If you are interested in the role – please apply. Part time posts will be considered.

For more information please see the job description and for an informal chat please contact Andrea Gardner 07921020655.

Here at Myerscough College, we offer a fantastic working environment, an attractive benefit package - including access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and a wealth of professional development opportunities.

The role is 37 hours per week fixed term until 31.03.2022

The salary is £27,642 per annum, pro rata.

The closing date is Friday 20 August 2021.

It is anticipated the interviews will be held virtually.

Please visit the College website at www.myerscough.ac.uk to download an application pack.  If you are unable to download an application pack, please contact the HR team on recruitment@myerscough.ac.uk

Safeguarding our students is of paramount importance. Our recruitment process has been designed to keep students safe and to ensure that we appoint safe and suitable people.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment background and safeguarding checks. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for complying with all safeguarding policies and practices, and for ensuring student safety and wellbeing is at the forefront of everything they do.

This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

We are an equal opportunity employer; we want all our candidates to have a fair and equal opportunity to secure employment with us.  We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups: BAME applicants, disabled applicants, and LGBTQIA applicants.

If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, due to a disability, then please speak with a member of the HR team.

As a disability confident employer, we commit to guaranteeing an interview for any disabled applicant who meets all of the essential criteria.

Apprenticeship & Skills
Myerscough College (Preston)
£27,642 per annum, pro rata
Reference No
Closing Date
Friday 20 August 2021
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