Head Grower

Location England
Discipline: Farming
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££25000 - £30000 per annum + 23 Days holiday + BH, Pension, Training
Contact name: Ollie O'Driscoll

Contact email: Ollie@agriFJ.co.uk
Job ref: 15262 OO_1655373665
Published: 15 days ago

Head Grower

Location: Yorkshire

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000

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 and 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/agro-ecology.

The Package:

  • £25K - £30K DOE
  • 23 Days Holiday + BH
  • Pension
  • Training and Development
  • 8:30 - 4pm Monday - Friday (1 in 6 Saturdays)