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Social Enterprise Officer – Kickstart Role

Farmyard Worker – Kickstart Role

 

Social Enterprise Officer – Kickstart Role

Contract: 25 hrs / week for 6 months
Salary: £11.05 / hr
Location: Hackney City Farm, 1 Goldsmiths Row, E2 8QA London
Working hours: Three full days from 9.30 - 16.30 plus one half day from 9.30 - 13.30. There is a degree of flexibility on how these days are spread throughout the week.
Application deadline: 6pm, 28 February 2022

Hackney City Farm

Hackney City Farm was established as a charity in 1984 as a place for people to come together, learn about food and farming and experience nature. We have grown into a valued community resource delivering a broad range of activities and services.

Job Description

We are looking for somebody to join the Farm Team to support and develop our social enterprise activities. We have a range of social enterprise activities on the Farm that include a room hire business, a livestock breeding programme, a therapy practice and a small farm shop for eggs, veg and souvenirs. These enterprises are ways for the Farm to generate income to support our charitable activities.

You will work with the Farm Management in the daily running of these social enterprises, including managing bookings, preparing spaces for hire and for events, liaising with customers, preparing stock for sale, keeping up to date records and bookkeeping. There will also be opportunities for the right candidate to develop these social enterprise activities on longer term projects that could include developing new goods and services.

There is always a lot going on and you will need to be able to do many different tasks in any given week. This will require you to be highly adaptable and organised.

The role would be ideal for someone thinking of a career in events, retail or in the charity sector.

We have strict health and safety and safeguarding protocols that you will be expected to follow.

Essential skills, experience and qualifications

This role is funded by the UK Government’s Kickstart scheme and all applicants must meet the eligibility criteria. You must be 16-24 and be receiving Universal Credit.

There are no qualifications required for the role and you are not required to have any previous experience. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated and keen to learn. You must be able to show us that you are passionate about working within the community and comfortable being around farm animals.

The work is varied so you will need to be adaptable and able to take initiative. You must have good communication skills and be able to work as part of a team.

To Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@hackneycityfarm.co.uk and complete a Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring Form by 6pm on 28 February 2022. If you would prefer to submit your application in an alternative format, please let us know.

We are committed to hiring people from diverse backgrounds and improving representation in farming and the charity sector in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

We will be calling suitable candidates the following week to arrange interviews on site.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role before applying, email jobs@hackneycityfarm.co.uk to arrange a time.

Farmyard Worker – Kickstart Role

Contract: 25 hrs / week for 6 months
Salary: £11.05 / hr
Location: Hackney City Farm, 1 Goldsmiths Row, E2 8QA London
Working hours: Three full days from 9.30 - 16.30 plus one half day from 9.30 - 13.30. There is a degree of flexibility on
how these days are spread throughout the week.
Application deadline: 6pm, 28 February 2022

Hackney City Farm

Hackney City Farm was established as a charity in 1984 as a place for people to come together, learn about food and farming and experience nature. We have grown into a valued community resource delivering a broad range of activities and services.

Job Description

We are looking for somebody to join the Farm Team to work alongside the Livestock Manager helping to care for the animals. We keep a range of different farm animals which provide a great opportunity for people in Hackney to see sheep, goats, pigs, donkeys, chickens, ducks and geese in the middle of London. This job would be ideal for someone considering a career in Livestock Management or Animal Husbandry.

What you will do:

  • You will be helping with the daily care of the animals which includes feeding the animals, giving them fresh bedding and water and making sure the farmyard is clean and safe for everyone.
  • You will also work with the Livestock Manager on the farm’s breeding projects for our herds of Anglunubian goats and Kerryhill sheep, our Pietrain-cross pigs and a mix of poultry breeds.
  • You will be expected to follow strict health and safety and safeguarding protocols.
  • You will need to be able to work with a broad range of people of different abilities, ages and backgrounds as well as be able to talk to members of the public about your work with the animals.

The work is physically demanding and immensely rewarding. You will need to be passionate about animals and farming, a quick learner and ready and willing to get your hands dirty.

Essential skills, experience and qualifications

This role is funded by the UK Government’s Kickstart scheme and all applicants must meet the eligibility criteria. You must be 16-24 and be receiving Universal Credit.

There are no qualifications required for the role and you are not required to have any previous experience of working with animals.

You must be able to show us that you are passionate about animal care and comfortable being around farm animals.

Each animal’s welfare is dependent on them being fed the right amount at the right time. You must be able to work methodically through a set of daily tasks to a schedule. This will require you to be organised and have a keen eye for detail.

You must have good communication skills and be able to work as part of a team.

We would also like you to be comfortable talking to people visiting the farm, though we appreciate this can be quite daunting if you do not already have experience of doing this.

To Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@hackneycityfarm.co.uk and complete a Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring Form by 6pm on 28 February 2022. If you would prefer to submit your application in an alternative format, please let us know.

We are committed to hiring people from diverse backgrounds and improving representation in farming and the charity sector in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

We will be calling suitable candidates the following week to arrange interviews on site.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role before applying, email jobs@hackneycityfarm.co.uk to arrange a time.

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