Vacancies at susan's farm

Care Farming Education Officer

Susan's Farm is a seeking a part-time Care Farming Education Officer to support our adult beneficiaries.

 

Care Farming has been a big part of our work for over a decade, and we have been delighted to work with a wide range of adults who have benefitted from working on the farm undertaking a variety of farm tasks, building skills, confidence and their health. We have recently been awarded the Social Farms and Gardens Code of Practice which recognises the quality of service we provide.

 

Our Care Farming activities take place at our main farm at Houghton, our farm at Wallacefield, Armathwaite and at our wetland site at Aglionby on Mondays and Fridays each week. We tailor our activities to suit the group’s requirements within a farming and nature-based curriculum and cater for different needs, following an assessment.

 

We are looking for someone who is passionate about sharing the benefits of working and learning through the land and can design engaging sessions to suit a variety of needs, using the farm as the basis for this education. We want someone who can inspire this passion in others, so that our sessions have a lasting impact on all those who attend and can affect change. We want this person to be part of our vision for the charity’s growth and reputation for outstanding education.

 

 

If you are interested in the role please read the job description below and apply by completing the application form and sending a covering letter.  We do not accept CVs. 

 

For more information or an informal chat, please contact Jane Sullivan, General Manager, on 07391 473096 or by email on jane@susansfarm.co.uk.

 

Please note that all data will be held in the strictest confidence and in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and will only be used for the purpose of selection for the role.

 

All staff working at Susan's Farm require an enhanced DBS check as detailed in our Safer Recruitment Policy.

 

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Trustee

Susan’s Farm is seeking to appoint additional Trustees, who share the passion and commitment of the Farm in fulfilling its purposes and ambitions. We want to increase the overall number of Trustees and are looking for energetic people with various skills and experience to work alongside our existing trustees. We particularly want to fill our knowledge and skills gaps regarding fundraising, marketing, HR and championing or managing community-based youth work. We are also keen to find out more about alternative skills and experiences you may have to offer.  

 

If you are interested in the role please read the role description below and apply by completing the application form. Please also send your CV. For more information or an informal chat, please contact Jane Sullivan, General Manager, on 01228 548336 or by email on jane@susansfarm.co.uk.

 

 

Please note that all data will be held in the strictest confidence and in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and will only be used for the purpose of selection of trustees.

 

All trustees working at Susan's Farm with require a clear enhanced DBS check with barred list check as detailed in our Safer Recruitment Policy.

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winter feeding volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to feed and check stock in our fields, particularly at Armathwaite but also Houghton. Hay will be fed with a  quad bike (training given - over 16's only. Instructions on checking stock will be given. This is to cover staff time off at weekends during the winter.  Volunteers may apply for one site or both depending if they have transport.

 

A suitable volunteer will be:

  • Available, preferably on a regular basis at weekends during the winter but occasional weekends may also be helpful.
  • Reliable as our animals welfare depends upon it.
  • Confident and physically able to work alone with longhorn cattle once training given.
  • Live locally to Armathwaite or Houghton or have own transport. Volunteering at both sites possible. Out of pocket expenses could be covered.

 

  • Over 16 for riding quad bike.

 

For more details or to apply please contact us on 01228 548336

 

General enquires

 

We would welcome CV's from suitably qualified people to support the development of bank staff- people who can be called upon to support specific projects or additional groups. If you have skills and experience in any of the following areas please send us your CV and a covering letter to info@susansfarm.co.uk:

  • Farming or Animal Care
  • Land or Environmental Management
  • Working with children and young people with additional needs, in particular social, emotional, and behavioural
  • Working with vulnerable adults

All staff working at Susan's Farm with require a clear enhanced DBS check with barred list check as detailed in our Safer Recruitment Policy.