Director of Learning, The Ernest Cook Trust
The Ernest Cook Trust (ECT) is a charity based on the Fairford Estate in Gloucestershire, owning seven main estates and two other holdings, spread across five counties. The charity’s vision is inspiring young people to achieve better educational and life outcomes by learning from the land and serves three main functions: management of its landed estates; educational support through grant giving; and direct provision of education.
The Director of Learning, a newly created role, is sought in order to improve the quality of the Trust’s educational offering, develop an ambitious education strategy and lead on its delivery. S/he will report to the Chief Executive and lead and manage the education team, ensuring they are provided with the training and resources required to develop and expand the range of work undertaken through engagement and partnerships. Research into the value of outdoor education and advocating this will also be an important part of the role.