Grow & Make Project Co-ordinator
Location: The Community Farm, Chew Magna, Near Bristol
Contract: Fixed term contract, covering Parental Leave. This is a grant funded role, initial term is for 3.5 months, with a view to extend subject to funding to September 2022.
Hours: Part Time: 1.5 days per week (12 hours), including Wednesdays 8.30am - 4.30pm
Salary: £10.50 per hour
Starting and finishing dates: 31st August until 15th December 2021

The Community Farm is a social enterprise based in Chew Magna, Somerset. Established in 2011, we’re 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.

We’re looking for someone with experience of, and a passion for, social and therapeutic horticulture who is warm, confident and self-motivated to lead our established Grow & Make, gardening for wellbeing project. The main purpose of the post of the Grow and Make Project Coordinator is to deliver a programme of horticultural sessions and related skills that offer therapeutic benefit and practical learning to people who have low-level mental health challenges.

The role is based in Chew Magna, with potential to do some planning work from home. All reasonable expenses will be covered. A clean driving license is required along with own transport due to The Farm’s location. An enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful applicant. Benefits include Company Pension and Sick Pay.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Alice: growandmake@thecommunityfarm.co.uk

To apply: For a job description and application form please visit: https://www.thecommunityfarm.co.uk/jobs/grow-make-project-co-ordinator/

Please complete the job application form, including details of two referees, and send to: jobs@thecommunityfarm.co.uk
Successful applicants will be asked for interview. We will interview for this role on a rolling basis until we find the correct candidate.

INCLUSIVITY STATEMENT: The Community Farm recognises that the farming and environmental sectors are amongst the least diverse employment sectors. 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 striven 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 who 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 on the email above and we would be pleased to help you think this through.