The Shop and Cafe are getting busier and busier as they should (great food - organic, fresh and mainly grown outside the door) and there are often opportunities to join the team.

So if you love the farm, share our ethos and understand that hard work is why we are still here, do get in touch with a cv and letter of interest,in case something is coming up that might suit. Please note that everyone who comes to work here needs to be available for some weekend work as well as in the week and during school holidays.

Shop and Cafe Team Members

If you have shop or cafe experience and are interested in fresh, local and organic food and would like to join the shop and/or the cafe happy hardworking friendly teams we have full or part time weekday work including 2 weekends a month.

This is not a student job as there are full weekdays to cover as well as some weekend work.

Please send a letter of interest and cv to Hilary including your environmental/healthy eating thoughts and feelings.
Non smokers only.
Please note there is no public transport to the farm.
Profit share scheme after 6 months.

The Farm Project at Abbey Home Farm Education Officer

on hold - not accepting any more applications at the moment.

The Farm Project is looking for an education officer to join its small friendly team in the spring. The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge of the natural world, be enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing and passionate about young people and the countryside. They will also have experience of delivering education and working with children and young people from a diverse range of backgrounds. The candidate will genuinely enjoy the company of children and young people (all day long!), be happy out in the woods whatever the weather and have a high mud tolerance.

The Farm Project CIC (Community Interest Company) offers an unusual experience for children and young people through a short-stay residential on a working organic farm. Whilst here children and young people gain a deep understanding of where food comes from through hands-on growing, harvesting and cooking. They work with livestock and spend time in the woods building an awareness and appreciation for the natural world. Learning outside the classroom offers invaluable opportunities for personal development, building confidence and self-esteem. The nurturing environment encourages positive relationships to be built between individuals and gives a general sense of wellbeing.
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Bank Staff for The Farm Nursery, Abbey Home Farm , Cirencester

Bank Staff opportunities for the new nursery available now.
If you have teaching/a nursery qualifications level 3 and would like to spend occasional days at the farm with 2-5yr olds often in the mud do get in touch! Please see below for a full description of requirements. Please send cv and letter of interest to Hilary

Nursery Practitioner -

The brand new Farm Nursery opened on January 2nd. We are inviting letters of interest for a third full time person to start this summer or autumn depending on intake.

The emphasis of the Farm Nursery is on child led outdoor play including growing (and eating!) organic vegetables, woodland activities and farm activities.

The successful applicant needs to particularly be able to demonstrate a strong interest and knowledge in the natural world, be interested to learn about organic farming and have some experience of vegetable growing without chemicals. Forest school training is desirable though not essential.

If you wish to join our friendly small team you will need:

• Minimum Level 3 qualification in Childcare or equivalent (applicants who do not hold a relevant qualification will not be considered)
• Clear DBS
• Experience working in early years
• To promote a fun, and educational environment for the ages of 2-5 years
• Understanding of play based approach to children’s learning and development
• An understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
• Knowledge of child protection procedures
• Passion for working with children
• Strong communication skills: written and verbal
• Work in partnership with parents and carers
• Good timekeeping and organisational skills
• An enthusiastic, flexible, can do attitude
• Work as part of a highly- motivated and professional team
• Be prepared to go outside in all weathers

We are also looking for reliable bank staff to help us with busier days and to cover time off taken by full time members of staff.

If you are interested in either of the above please email a CV and covering letter showing clearly how you are suited to the role to hilary@theorganicfarmshop.co.uk

 

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