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Freelance Education Assistant

£11.05 to £12.00 Per Hour
Job Type
19 Jul 2022
About GROW

GROW works with schools and communities delivering bespoke programmes in sustainable food growing and outdoor learning.

We work predominantly with local children and young people who experience barriers to learning, healthy living, and employment. We offer our participants the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make positive choices and changes in their lives and in the world around them.

Our agroecological farm and outdoor learning hub at The Totteridge Academy, North London, is at the heart of every one of our activities, providing a practical and inspiring resource for everyone who visits.

Through our partnership with TTA, we are creating a model for how schools and farms can work together to enhance learning and well-being, reach sustainability goals, and strengthen community.

The role

We are looking for a super organised, confident, and passionate individual to support the delivery of our educational programmes at GROW. We work with vulnerable children and young people, so some experience in this area is a requirement. It is vital that this person has strong attention to detail and is able to take initiative particularly when it comes to setting up and tidying up sessions, supporting students who may be struggling, and in following up on safeguarding issues or concerns. This person will work closely with our Education Coordinator and Lead Facilitator, supporting them to deliver high quality, engaging, and safe sessions for our participants. We are a small, caring and busy team and we are looking for someone with a great work ethic who is willing to go that extra mile to ensure our participants have the highest quality experience possible. We would love to find someone who is passionate about sustainable food growing and the environment, so relevant experience or knowledge in these areas is very welcomed.

Duties & responsibilities

Supporting the lead facilitator with setting and tidying up all sessions.

Keeping the classroom and education areas tidy and organised.

Supporting educational sessions. This would include working 1-2-1 with struggling students, supporting behaviour, and helping with group activities as instructed by the lead facilitator.

Running our lunch clubs for Y7, Y8 and Y9 students and coming up with fun, inclusive activities to do with the students.

Supporting session admin including registration.

Following up on safeguarding issues by reporting anything concerning to the safeguarding lead at GROW and at the school we are operating in.

Participating in reflection sessions with the GROW team to evaluate programmes, sessions and participants.

Contributing to impact reports for programmes.

Supporting general programme administration.

Running games and breathing exercises when confident to do so.

Be mindful of child safeguarding at all times. Keep up-to-date with relevant training and understand GROW and TTA s safeguarding policies and procedures

Person specification


A minimum of 1 year working in an assistant teaching role, learning support role, or equivalent with children and young people, preferably with SEND (Special Educational Need) experience.

Strong sense of responsibility and moral compass.

Highly organised with strong attention to detail.

Good initiative and happy to be self-directed.

Confident in communicating with young people.

Knowledge of safeguarding practices and procedures.

Willing to get hands dirty (literally!) and be outside all day in different weather.

Passionate about education and environmental issues.


Experience in a school setting.

Experience facilitating educational sessions with children or young people.

Experience or knowledge of food growing, environmental issues or sustainable farming.

Administration experience.

Everyone is welcome:

At GROW we re committed to creating an inclusive workplace and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We believe that uniqueness is powerful and that diversity drives innovation.

All qualified and eligible applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, gender identity or expression, race, national origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation or pregnancy and maternity.

We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities; in particular those who are currently under-represented in the charity sector including BAME and disabled candidates. We are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities.

How to Apply

Please email Stavri Hajichambi with a CV and 1 page cover letter detailing why you meet the person specification. Please include examples that outline and demonstrate your suitability for the role. Send your application by Monday 8th August. Successful applicants will be invited to a first interview on Friday 12th August. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check
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  • Job Reference: 661979490-2
  • Date Posted: 19 July 2022
  • Recruiter: We are Grow
    We are Grow
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £11.05 to £12.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent