Wanted: Farm Manager

Post of Farm Operational Manager
£26,000 – £28,000 per annum
London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
35 hours a week – This post is, as a guide, 70% office based

This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part a vibrant and locally unique community resource, joining a dedicated team of staff and volunteers.

Wellgate Community Farm is seeking a new Operational Manager to be responsible for the day-to-day management of the farm, including managing the staff team, responsibility for volunteers and overseeing the running of all projects, activities, events including associated administration and implementation of site development plan.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about farming and the natural environment and has experience of animal husbandry. They will also have experience of managing a staff team, the ability to work with people of all ages and abilities, the desire to enthuse and help them grow as individuals at the farm and the ability to work well under pressure.

We need someone who is client/customer focused and can ensure that the farm is a safe, welcoming and enjoyable place for people to visit and volunteer. They will need an awareness and understanding of Health & Safety, safeguarding and the legal responsibilities of running a community project and an open farm.

The post holder will also require a full driving licence and will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

The full Job Description and Application Form are below. Please note application forms should be submitted to liz@wellgatefarm.org or posted the Farm.

Closing date for applications: 9am, 3rd October 2022