Care Farm Manager

Chailey Heritage Foundation are excited to be recruiting for a Care Farm Manager for our Patchwork Farm, a small animal care provision on site in North Chailey, East Sussex.

About Chailey Heritage Foundation

We have an international reputation for our work around communication and developing independence through powered mobility. Every year we support hundreds of children, young people and their families by providing a range of world-class services, especially catering for those with a neurological motor impairment, such as cerebral palsy.

Our aim is to provide a stimulating and inclusive environment where all young people are given every opportunity to make progress towards fulfilment and develop life skills in preparation for adulthood.

The charity encompasses Chailey Heritage School, Chailey Heritage Residential, Chailey Heritage Futures and Chailey Heritage Pathways.

The Patchwork Farm

Patchwork Farm is a therapeutic care farm that has been specially designed to allow the young people onsite to have a unique, hands on, multi-sensory experience with a number of different animals. The Patchwork Farm is also open for external schools and groups from the wider community to book educational sessions for a unique and exciting experience.

Our farm is home to a number of different animals including sheep, pigs, donkeys, goats, ducks and chickens.  

To be successful in this role you have good working knowledge of animal care with experience gained working on a farm/care farm or small holding. You will be an excellent communicator who is able to share the vision and creativity of the Foundation. You will also have the ability to enthuse others to ensure that the quality of care, learning and delivery is of the highest standard. 

You will manage and support a small team of dedicated staff.

This is a full time post working all year and will require flexibility in working hours which will include some evenings and weekends and being available for emergency on-call work.

What We Offer

  • Competitive Salary starting at £27,769 rising to £30,263 (Salary Increase Pending)
  • Chailey Heritage Group Pension
  • Competitive annual leave entitlements
  • Onsite Parking, Café & Gym facilities
  • Appreciation awards
  • The opportunity to be part of a very rewarding team

Closing date for applications is Friday 24th August 2018 with interviews scheduled to take place on Thursday 6th & Friday 7th September 2018.

To download the full job description please click here.
If you feel you have the skills and expeirence required please apply below, we would love to hear from you!
Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS disclosure is required.
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