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Farm Manager

The Fold CIC
The Fold, Bransford WR6 5JB

Posted: 17/10/2020

Deadline: 01/12/2020

Paid Full-time Flexible hours Permanent


Job description

Fold Farm Job description: Farm Manager

Working hours:

Full time, permanent, including weekend duties on a rota; variable through the year

Main functions of the job:

To manage and develop the Fold Farm production, sales, personnel and training in an effective well organised way, such that the farm becomes a thriving sustainable enterprise serving and fulfilling the Fold’s Mission.

Line manager:

Fold Director

Principle duties and responsibilities:

Production

  • managing and participating in all areas of production, from propagation through to harvest
  • monitoring irrigation, ventilation, pest and disease management and composting
  • planning cropping and rotations
  • distributing produce (harvesting, packing, delivery and admin)
  • managing flock of hens and any stock as agreed
  • maintaining growing spaces, equipment, facilities, fencing and access

Sales

  • collating customer orders
  • recording crop sales and yields
  • working with the Folds Marketing Manager to develop the veg box share 
  • updating social media as above

Administration

  • general admin including emails, phone etc.
  • writing annual budget and managing within its ratios as agreed
  • Administering delivery notes and petty cash,
  • ordering consumables etc
  • attending and organising relevant team meetings & councils
  • Ensuring H & S compliance updating risk assessments etc as required
  • preparing for and maintaining Soil Association accreditation

Care farm

  • liaising with and supporting care farm/therapeutic provision manager

People management and training

  • providing leadership, management, and instruction to farm team
  • supporting any trainees with tutorial sessions
  • Recruiting staff, dealing with inductions, appraisals and other personnel issues
  • hosting and supporting volunteers, students and WWOOF’s as agreed
  • working with the team developing and delivering training

Development

  • planning and implementing development of the farm facilities – with support from the Fold Director

Key result areas:

Demonstrating effective and productive regenerative practices

Volunteers feeling engaged and supported

Successful training of trainees and course participants

Visitor engagement with the Farm

Financial sustainability of the Fold Farm

Areas within the Farm Manager’s management:

  • Cherry Orchard
  • Holywell care farm area
  • The Cambridge Glass House and surrounding area (until replaced)
  • Farm office
  • Farm Packing shed, store and surrounding area

Application information

Please email operations@thefold.org.uk

 

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About The Fold CIC

The Fold CIC is an organic farm and sustainability centre based in rural Worcestershire. We champion sustainable and healthy lifestyles for the planet, the community and the individual through a range of educational events, yoga classes, our natural therapy centre, and cafe and farm shop. We also run a care farm three days a week for people with mental health issues or acquired brain injury.