Communities and Partnerships Manager Location: The Community Farm, Chew Magna, near Bristol Salary: £24,670 full time annual (£11.87 per hour), pro-rata for part time Hours: Part time permanent position, 24 hours a week. Hours of work may include some early starts and some evening and weekend duties.
Are you a fantastic strategist with operational and management experience as well as a strong passion for food, farming and the environment? We’re looking for someone with the leadership skills, self-motivation and commitment to develop our fantastic Communities Programme. If this sounds like you then read on…
Established in 2011, The Community Farm is owned and governed by 500 member stakeholders. Environmental sustainability, community engagement and nature-friendly farming are at our heart.
We grow and sell locally-sourced, seasonal produce that’s 100% organic.
The purpose of the Communities and Partnerships Manager is to manage and develop all aspects of our Communities Programme, which entails bringing people onto The Farm for a variety of activities and building partnerships with a wide range of external organisations, ensuring that everyone coming to The Farm as part of the programme has a good experience. This requires strategic oversight and detailed operational management as well as the line management of staff. The post-holder is also the designated safeguarding officer for staff, volunteers and visitors to The Farm.
The post holder will be further developing our partnerships and networks in line with The Farm’s strategic aims of engaging the wider community in farming, wildlife and learning initiatives and developing therapeutic nature-based interventions. The position will involve outreach work within the Chew Valley, Bath and Bristol as well as work on The Farm. The post holder will also take a lead in fundraising, income generation, site development, monitoring the success of the Communities Programme, and reporting to funders, with the aim of making the programme financially self-sustaining.
A full UK driving license will be needed for this role and access to a vehicle when needed for off-site work. The post requires a notice period of 3 months.
Annual Leave: 28 days a year, rising to 32 days after 1 years’ service and 33 days after 3 years’ service (inclusive of public holidays).
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.
We take an inclusive approach to recruit people who bring difference and diversity and can be disadvantaged in the recruitment process or are under-represented in our teams. If you are from a background that is under-represented in the agricultural/environmental sector and you would like support to articulate how your experience is transferable to this role, please contact us and we would be pleased to help you think this through.