Farm Lead Location: Oxford City Farm Salary: £30,000 pa (pro rata if applying part-time) Hours: Full-time or job share
Oxford City Farm is a community led charity based in the heart of Oxford. Its vision is to empower local people to learn and work together to produce food locally and live healthy, enriched and sustainable lives. The Farm has grown substantially since its inception in 2008, and is a beautiful space with committed, passionate staff. It has some clear and ambitious priorities to focus its continued growth and we are looking for someone with vision, experience and enthusiasm to join the team and ensure the delivery of this exciting next stage of development.
Working closely with a highly skilled staff team, the Trustees and a wealth of volunteers, you will be someone who understands small organisations and has been successful in previous management and leadership roles, and who is able to and enjoys moving between the very operational to strategy planning and delivery. Fundraising experience is essential, Health & Safety and/or animal management experience is also desirable. We do not require a specific academic background, although a relevant higher ed qualification that underpins practical knowledge and experience would be welcome.
Ideally, you will also have experience in growing a community based organisation and working in a small charity at Board level but this is not essential. Creating a positive organisational culture for all to flourish in is essential and is integral to your style of working.
Given the breadth, the role could be fulfilled by one or more individuals. Therefore, as well as inviting applications from candidates who want a full-time role and meet the requirements, we are also very happy to receive applications from candidates who would be receptive to a job-share arrangement of 2 roles @ up to 3-days per week (0.6FTE). Specific details would be discussed at the interview.
Note, there will be some occasional evening and weekend work so flexibility with working hours is necessary. Successful candidates will also be subject to a DBS check.
This is an exciting time to join us in a role that can have a real impact on what we do. If you feel you have the right mix of skills and experience, we would love to hear from you. We actively welcome applications from people traditionally underrepresented in leadership roles.
The full Job Description is attached below.
To apply: Please submit your CV and a cover letter highlighting your suitability for the role to: Lucie@oxfordcityfarm.org.uk
In your application, please confirm what work pattern you are interested in i.e. full-time or part-time. If part-time, please state your preferred working pattern.
Closing date: Midnight on Saturday 2nd October 2021.