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School Farm Leader

  • Part time
  • £25,151 – £26,410 pro-rata
  • Canal View Primary School, Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th August 2022

  • Advertised from 28th July 2022
  • The post is 12 hours/week from the 22nd August 2022 to the end of June 2023.


Wester Hailes Growing Communities are looking to hire a School Farm Leader to work at its School Farm project at Canal View Primary School. The post is 12 hours/week from the 22nd August 2022 to the end of June 2023. There may be an option to continue contract through the Summer holidays to deliver a Summer School Farm project.


To deliver ‘school farm’ sessions for classes of children at Canal View Primary School in Edinburgh.

The sessions support children to grow fruit and vegetables, developing their understanding of where their food comes from, how to have a healthy and balanced diet, and how food production methods affect the health of our planet.

Two School Farm Leaders work as a team to plan and deliver four 3/4 hour sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week during the school year (except school holidays). The sessions would cater for P5 and P6 classes numbering up to 30 children, with the two School Farm Leaders assisted by the class teacher. The sessions will be held at the school farm garden which is on the School grounds.

The role provides nine hours a week in addition to class hours for preparation, liaison, management and maintenance activities. School Farm Leaders are expected to develop teaching resources, materials and methodologies which compliment the schools curriculum for excellence, and specific projects within the school.

Application notes

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The deadline for applications is 1pm Wed 10 August. See job description and application from below.