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We're looking for people wanting to be part of a passionate team, that makes a real and lasting difference to people’s lives. We're a community-focused organisation that values all forms of diversity.

Current Vacancies

What you will love about working here

  • Working with a City Farm inspired by a unique vision, mission and aims
  • Working in a supportive environment which values your diversity and talent
  • Access to training opportunities and reflective practice
  • Being part of a team that strives for greater inclusion and equity
  • Flexibility for those with families and other commitments
  • Generous annual leave entitlement – 25 days and bank holiday pro rata
  • Participation in the NEST pension scheme
  • Access to the cycle-to-work scheme

Who we are 

St Werburghs City Farm is an inner-city oasis that connects people through land, nature and food, whilst inspiring and educating. Each year, we engage 60,000 people in spaces and services that build resilience, reduce isolation and strengthen community.

Our activities include accredited gardening placements for neurodiverse adults, animal care courses for inner-city children, woodland mindfulness for adults experiencing poor mental health, conservation courses for people looking to develop new skills and connections and many other programmes. We pride ourselves on supporting people, from all walks of life, to learn, grow and thrive.  We are a community-focused employer that values all forms of diversity. 

Using a 2-acre small holding, a 1-acre community garden, a 2.5 conservation site and 13 acres of community allotments, our mission is to increase people's knowledge of where food comes from and access to locally produced food, enhance people's health and wellbeing through greater access to green spaces, and improve the capacity, confidence and cohesion of our community.

With more than 3,500 service users, 15,000 people enjoying our events/facilities and more than 40,000 local visitors passing through the gates each year, we are a vital community resource, freely accessible to all.

If applying to any of our vacancies or apprenticeships, please email your COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM to office@swcityfarm.co.uk by the stated closing date.

All candidates are also asked to complete an anonymous equalities form here.

Propagation Place Project
Horticulture & Gardening Assistants

3 roles available (Kickstart Scheme*)
*16 - 24 year olds on Universal Credit

About the Propagation Place

Propagation Place is the Farm’s eCommerce Community Business where a small team of staff and volunteers grow and dispatch over 2000 orders of vegetable plug plants, amounting to over 100,000 individual plants, both locally and nationwide each growing season. All profits from sales are used to fund the work that we do in our local community.

The project was born out of a consultation with local people to find out how we could better support our local food system, whilst providing accessible volunteering, training and employment opportunities from our small urban site.  

We are looking for three people to learn and thrive in the project, undertaking propagation, growing, packing and sales of vegetable plug plants.  

Benefits

  • Certificated training in: First Aid, Adult Safeguarding, Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Personal career mentoring and advice 
  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory holidays pro rata 
  • Tailored, sector-specific Employability, CV, and Risk assessment training 
  • On the job practical learning with professional horticulturalists 
  • Opportunities for further practical experience through work placements with partner organisations and projects 
  • Work in a warm, inclusive and supportive team who have tons of experience in: Conservation and Landscaping, Sustainable Agriculture, Volunteer coordination, Business management, Marketing and Communications, IT and Social Media 
  • Be part of a well-respected charity with 40 years’ experience of working in the Bristol community

Key Responsibilities, Roles, Tasks and Activities

  • Assist with propagation and seed sowing
  • Picking and packing of vegetable plug plants for online orders
  • Undertake day to day tasks such as setting up activities and tidying up at the end of the day
  • Act as a source of information and sales representative to members of the public
  • Ensure the safety of yourself, and others in accordance with the Farm's risk assessments and health and safety policies
  • Assist with stock management of both plants and seeds and add to sowing lists as necessary
  • Participate in achieving order delivery targets
  • Support volunteers with horticultural tasks
  • Undertake the role of an advocate and enable self-advocacy of beneficiaries/volunteers
  • Participate in on-site social media when required

Additional Responsibilities

  • Promote the aims and objectives of the Farm and present a positive image of the Farm through good public relations, communication with visitors, service users and the local community
  • Read, understand, and comply with the Farm’s policies and procedures
  • Promote diversity and inclusion
  • Maintain and develop good relationships with existing and new partners
  • Attend team and other staff meetings as required
  • Undertake an enhanced DBS check

Your Approach

  • Commitment to learning new skills
  • Passionate about food growing, building resilient communities, and caring for nature.
  • Able to work efficiently and prioritise tasks
  • Commitment to inclusion, equality, and accessibility

Details

Contract type*: Fixed term, 6 months, starting 14th March 2022.
Salary:  £12,090 per year paid monthly (£9.30 per hour which equates to £18,135 pro rata per annum). We are a National Living Wage employer.
Hours of work: 25 hours per week (09:00 – 15:30 Monday – Thursday with some flexibility to include other days and weekends)
Place of work: St Werburghs City Farm 
Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays (pro rata) 
Probationary period: 2 weeks

* Please note the Kickstart Scheme is a government scheme that provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. We are only in a position to interview and employ a person that meets this criteria.

Closing date for applications

31st January 2022 (midnight)

Interviews

If you’re successfully shortlisted, we’ll see you at an interview on the 7th or 8th of February 2022.

If applying to any of our vacancies, please email your COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM to office@swcityfarm.co.uk by the stated closing date.

All candidates are also asked to complete an anonymous equalities form here.