The Site Manager is a new role to increase capacity in line with our upcoming site expansion. They will be responsible for all operational aspects of running our open public site, including health and safety, maintenance, facilities, security, and planning and managing small scale building and improvement projects in collaboration with staff and volunteers. The role will oversee development of the site as a whole, making continuous improvements to better facilitate our visitors, programmes, and activities.
Once established in the role, the post holder will take on line management of staff responsible agricultural site activities, so some knowledge of animal care and / or food growing would be advantageous, but is not essential.
The site is currently 3 acres, increasing to 4.5 acres with the reinstatement of an adjoining section of land in 2019. Our current facilities include an office and volunteer room, Café, resident artist studios, public toilets, a barn and animal housing, bespoke Classroom, site-wide hand washing stations, and site-wide irrigation and animal drinking cisterns.
The successful candidate will be working 5 days per week, generally including Saturday and Sunday (to increase staffing capacity and management oversight on the busiest days of the week), and on Mondays (when the site is closed to the public and larger essential works can be carried out). A degree of flexibility in this schedule is available to allow for weekends off as required.
A commitment to environmental sustainability is essential, along with extensive training and experience in health and safety, and basic plumbing, electrical safety, and building skills. You will also have meticulous attention to detail and high aesthetic standards, a willingness to interact with the public, and the demonstrable ability to plan and deliver small projects, work under your own initiative, and implement systems and processes.
This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to make a meaningful and lasting contribution to the future of a unique and much-loved community site, and to join a friendly and inclusive team.
Contract: full time, 1 year fixed term, extendable subject to future funding conditions
Salary: £30,000 gross per annum
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Posted: September 2019. No fixed closing date, please apply as soon as possible.
Young Volunteers sessional worker (voluntary role)
Are you passionate about animals, plants, food and farming? Do you enjoy working with young people?
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who can help to run a weekly volunteering session for 12-18yr olds on Sunday afternoons from 12.30-4.30pm. You don’t have to come every week but we ask for a minimum commitment of 1 session a month.
We are currently seeking new Trustees, from Fundraising, Human Resources and Company Secretary backgrounds, to join our board and to help us meet our responsibilities in terms of governance and strategic direction for the Farm.
For more volunteering opportunities at the Farm please visit our volunteering page.