Chief Officer

Oak Tree Farm Rural Project

Hilderstone, Stone, Staffordshire
£40,221 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Oak Tree Farm provides a unique rural working environment where people with learning disabilities gain the skills, independence and confidence to take them towards an active role in society.

We are looking for a Chief Officer who will be responsible for the day to day running of the charity as well as working with the Trustees to take the organisation forwards. The successful candidate will have experience of working with adults with learning disabilities, will have skills in finance, management and IT, and will enjoy working in a busy environment where there are changing demands and priorities throughout the day.

At Oak Tree Farm we are committed to providing a high quality, supportive environment where adults with learning disabilities, our Team Members, are the centre of everything we do. The farm has livestock, growing fields, greenhouses, polytunnels and a tearoom as well as craft rooms, a cottage garden, pottery and shop. Our Team Members are involved in every aspect of life on the farm and the farm is firmly embedded in the local community with Team Members providing gardening services to local people as well as volunteering on the Sandon Estate.

We prioritise the needs of Team Members in every decision that is taken on the farm and we value the views, opinions and choices of our Team Members in the same way that we value those of others on the farm. Staff and volunteers work in a mutually supportive way and work together as a team to deliver an enjoyable, productive and meaningful experience for every Team Member, meeting needs and anticipating challenges. There is an expectation that staff are able to be flexible and responsive to the needs of Team Members as well as to the running and maintenance of a safe working environment on the farm.

Oak Tree Farm recognises that the health and wellbeing of our staff is important and is committed to providing staff with a safe, healthy and supportive environment in which to work. We are committed to providing a supportive workplace culture where healthy lifestyle choices are valued and encouraged.

If you are interested in working with us please go to our website where you will find the application form, job description, person specification and a letter from our Chair of Trustees.