Care Farm Team Leader

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire
£26,453 - £27,890 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Monday, 7th December 2020  

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is a leading conservation charity in the UK and has an excellent reputation for the development of ‘green prescriptions’, working to improve people’s wellbeing through engagement with the natural environment. This work is the basis of our alternative education provision and has proved successful and popular with a wide range of students and their carers. Due to this we are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Team Leader to support and shape our expanding Care Farm provision.

We are seeking to recruit an inspiring, knowledgeable and committed Team Leader to supervise and support the daily operation of The Willows Care Farm. The post holder will be responsible for leading the delivery of nature-based therapeutic activities for children, young people and adults with additional needs, mental health, social and communication difficulties and those in need of emotional support.

Working alongside the Care Farms’ Manager and our experienced staff team, we are seeking a Team Leader to take responsibility for horticulture, animals, housekeeping and the site maintenance, development and infrastructure at The Willows.

Experience of working with children and young people with additional needs is essential, as is an understanding of person centred practice and the use of nature, animals and creativity to support the holistic education of the children and young people we work with.

Closing Date: 12:00 Midday Monday 7th December, 2020

(Successful candidates will be notified by Tuesday 8th December If you have not heard from us by 5pm on this date then unfortunately you will have been unsuccessful. It is Trust policy not to provide feedback at this stage).

Interview Date: Monday 14th December, 2020

For an informal discussion about the above posts please contact Dean Sherwin, Care Farms’ Manager.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07887 758380

(Please note we are only able to accept applications via our application form. When completing the form please ensure you use the ‘supporting statement’ section to evidence how you believe you meet the essential and desirable criteria detailed in the Job Description. This information will be used in our short-listing process).

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