Primary Industry

Farm Project Manager / Head Grower

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Farm Project Manager / Head Grower

Location: Yorkshire

The Company:
A fantastic working farm committed to its people, animals, and the environment. A superb community interest company, set up to be a non-profit social enterprise. The team are incredibly passionate about what they do and have many years of experience, teaching and working in a variety of environments, who have seen first-hand the therapeutic effects of nature-based interventions.

The Industry: Agriculture, Horticulture, Farming, Animal Care, Teaching

Key Responsibilities:

Operate farm machinery including tractor, topper, cutter, flailer and baler.
Carry out maintenance on farm machinery.
Plan for and carry out farm maintenance, farm jobs and animal husbandry.
Care for livestock including pigs, sheep, sheep dogs and possibly cattle.
Plan for, organise and maintain a workshop with reasonable adjustments for the students.
Fence, weld, and dry stone walling, hedge laying, tree felling and rudimentary plumbing.
Setting up and planning for selling vegetable boxes (preferably through membership scheme).
Planning, rotation and irrigation, harvesting and storing.
Manage project budget.Person Skills and Qualifications:

Tractor/chainsaw/brushcutter licence.
Ability to keep accurate records for livestock.
Experienced horticulturalist (market garden crops).
Experience with woodwork and/or metalwork.
Experience in setting up and planning for market garden.
Experience in managing a project budget.
Degree in relevant area (could be sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences as well as agriculture, veterinarian or horticulture).
Teaching qualification would be desirable or willing to work towards a teaching qualification.
Experience of working with a client group that includes adults and young people with learning and physical disabilities, autism and mental health issues.
Ability to plan, organise and involve our students in the farm project management.
Friendly and professional conduct that reflects values (passionate and committed).
Commitment to equality and diversity principles.
Strong organisational and communication skills.
Physical strength and stamina.
Full clean driving licence.
Commitment to sustainability/regenerative agriculture/permaculture/agroecology.The Package: £20K – £30K DOE

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Employment Type: Permanent