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We’re hiring! John Simonds Trust Educational Visit Leaders

Educational Visit Leaders

Based Bradfield, near Reading

Are you looking for a busy, varied and rewarding role working for a local charitable trust?

The John Simonds Trust, based at Rushall Manor Farm is looking for educational visit leaders who also have a love and understanding of the countryside, and preferably, farming. The role is based on the organic farm, in a beautiful rural setting. You’ll get to work with our amazing team of teaching staff enabling you and them to make a difference to the lives of the many young people who come here.

About us

We are an educational charity whose work is directed towards young people. As well as teaching about the countryside and farming, we passionately believe that time spent here can make a difference to their lives. So whether it is day visits, school camps, D of E, group or family camps, functions in our historic barn, volunteer work parties or open days, it all happens here. For further information see:

About the job

You will join a team of sessional workers welcoming children and young people on visits to this beautiful part of West Berkshire. The visits mainly take place during term time. Employment is on a supply basis, giving flexibility in working pattern. A typical day would start at 8.30am & finish at 3pm.

Enquiries: phone 0118 9744547 or email

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will need to provide evidence for an enhanced DBS check