Either 30hrs per week [4 days] or Full Time
£20,661 to £22,658 pro rata
[Subject to experience / qualifications]
Pennine Lancashire Community Farm is a small registered charity that uses outdoor spaces to bring people together. It operates across a range of garden, farm and forestry sites in Burnley and Pendle, focusing on highly deprived areas. It is operated by a small team of paid staff supported by a dedicated voluntary Board of Trustees (currently 16 members) and approximately 72 regular volunteers.
The post is all about enabling current and new volunteers undertaking:
The physical creation and maintenance of our various garden, farm and forestry sites.
Supporting networks of green volunteers and green activities across agreed geographical areas.
Working in schools to engage and deliver a range outdoor based activities including horticulture, forest crafts etc.
We are looking for someone with three diverse skills sets:
Horticulture / Landscaping skills including produce production, basic construction and ground maintenance.
Community engagement skills and knowledge.
Ability to enthuse and enable a diverse range of individuals including children, young people and adults.
Essential skills / knowledge
Experience / knowledge of horticulture, in particular successfully growing different fresh fruit and vegetables.
Experience / knowledge of undertaking landscaping tasks, including ground work and construction elements.
Excellent communication skills, including working with diverse groups.
Experience of working with a diverse range of children, young people and adults, including those with disabilities, mental health difficulties, recovering from substance misuse and BAME community members.
A diverse background in horticulture and / or outdoor crafts.
Good organisational skills, including managing multiple tasks at once.
Ability to take a flexible approach.
Creative, dynamic and highly motivated.
Experience of preparing and editing in all media formats.
Desirable skills / knowledge
Experience of successfully managing volunteers, including moving them forward towards employment.
Experience of working with children, young people.
Experience of developing appropriate policy and procedures in terms of health and safety, etc.
Experience of managing customer relationships, including with public organisations.
Computer skills / knowledge of setting up and maintaining basic business accounts.
Qualifications – one or more of the following qualifications will be required:
Horticultural qualifications (level 2 or above).
Level 3 or 4 certificate of teaching
Social Work / Occupational Therapy or Care Work qualification.
Horticultural therapeutic qualification
Forest School Training.
Driving licence – MIDAS training desirable / van driving experience
Application by CV (maximum two pages of A4) and one side of A4 demonstrating skills and experience set against this job description.