Engagement Leader

The Community Farm

Chew Magna, Bristol
£20,633 pa (pro rata)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.thecommunityfarm.co.uk [email protected]

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 3rd March 2021   4 days left

Do you have experience working with volunteers and vulnerable people? Are you passionate about farming, wildlife and nature connection? Would you like to use your skills to help an incredible not-for-profit organisation?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Engagement Leader to join The Community Farm – an organic Community Benefit Society nestled in the heart of Chew Valley.

About The Community Farm
The Community Farm (The Farm) is a social enterprise located in the Chew Valley. Founded in 2011 as a Community Benefit Society (CBS), The Farm is owned and governed by its shareholder members. Its purpose is nature-friendly organic farming, for a local market, where people of all ages and from all walks of life can Get on Our Land for learning, work, and play, pioneering an ethical and socially motivated business, learning amongst ourselves and with others.

We grow and sell locally-sourced and organic produce, working with a network of organic producers and local farmers. Any profits from the business are used to support learning and community activities for children, adults and vulnerable people. Regular volunteering opportunities are offered. The Farm’s nature-friendly farming provides a rich habitat where wildlife can thrive.

The role
The purpose of the role of Engagement Leader is to help deliver a practical program of work that furthers the Community and Farming aims of The Community Farm. The role engages, supports and retains volunteers and visiting groups. The person will also take a lead on the coordination and delivery of site maintenance, which includes the upkeep of our community learning garden, marginal areas of the fields and our community facilities. Please see the full job description on our website for more information.

Salary: £20,633 annual (pro rata) (£9.92/hour)
Holiday: 28 days a year, rising to 32 days after one years’ service and 33 days after three years’ service. 
Benefits: Sick pay and pension.

Inclusivity statement
The Community Farm recognises that the farming and environmental sectors are the least diverse in this country. We aim to be an inclusive employer and organisation. Our approach to hiring is changing as we continue to talk and learn about intersectional privilege and discrimination, and we aspire to support a greater plurality of voices in our organisation as this process continues. It is part of our greater ethical mission to ensure that the environment we create at The Farm is welcoming and supportive; this is something we have always strived to uphold, and something that we are always seeking to improve upon.

How to apply 
The full job description and details of how to apply are available on our website: 

Closing date: 3rd March 2021

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