Are you a Project Manager who has experience developing and delivering nature-based activities which encourage a connection with, and appreciation of, nature? If so we have the perfect job for you!
We’re looking for an enthusiastic person to develop and execute our exciting new project ‘Wild Steps’ which is an activity programme, guided by The Farm’s Biodiversity Action Plan. This programme will include activities for people experiencing mental ill health, teach basic skills in conservation and sustainable land management and increase knowledge about wildlife.
You must also have a strong passion for food, farming, health and the environment, and a good sense of self-motivation and be committed to achieve the goals and objectives of the organisation. The Farm takes an approach to working that is collaborative and inclusive and you must be willing to adopt this approach. If this sounds like you then read on…
This is a Fixed Term Contract for six months, with possibility of extension based on business need after the six months.
Salary: £21,840 annual (pro rata) (£10.50/hour)
Working hours: 1 to 1.5 days/week
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.
Main purpose of the role
To develop and deliver a programme of conservation sessions and nature-based activities, with the combined aims of enhancing the biodiversity of The Community Farm site whilst improving the skills, knowledge, and wellbeing of community groups, including people experiencing mental ill health.
The role involves working with our internal “Wildlife Group” (a volunteer working group focused on wildlife and conservation activities). It is expected that the post holder will both act on recommendations made by this group and play an advisory role regarding onsite ecological enhancements.
The role involves working with other staff and partners on projects across our site.
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
Please complete the job application form on our website.
Closing date: 26th May 2021 (Please note that we may move this date forward should be receive a high number of applications)
Interview date: w/o 1st June 2021
Please send to:
FAO Hatty Richards [email protected]