Community Farming Support Assistant

Job description

The role will be responsible for assisting the Farm Manager & other staff and volunteers with a wide range of daily community farming activities..


  • Livestock care, including feeding, moving, watering, and cleaning of areas when required. At present we have pigs, goats, and hens.
  • Horticultural production, including planting, watering, harvesting to our chemical free and environmentally friendly ethos.
  • Site maintenance, including grounds maintenance, repairs, fencing and fixing.
  • Care and social farming service delivery that supports two sessions in the week dedicated to adults with additional needs.
  • Contributing to the overall organisational effectiveness and to perform any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Farm Manager.

Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • Experience of working, volunteering, or having a regular hobby based outdoors.
  • Ability to walk uphill for up to 15 minutes, unaided.
  • Willingness to work within Jubilee Farm's Christian ethos that welcomes everyone inclusively in the community, those of a Christian background, non-Christian and of no faith.
  • Willingness to welcome volunteers and visitors to Jubilee Farm in an inclusive and non-judgemental ethos.
  • A motivated, flexible, and proactive approach to work, able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Be willing and committed to be trained on the job and meet expectations during the training process.
  • Must be able to read, write and follow instructions.
  • Eligible for and registered with the JobStart scheme via local Jobs and Benefit office.

Desirable Skills

  • Qualification in horticulture, agriculture, support work or social work.
  • Experience in horticulture, agriculture, support work or social work.
  • Experience of working with adults with additional needs.
  • Experience of working with volunteers.
  • Experience or understanding of nature friendly farming, regenerative farming or a chemical free farm practice.
  • Resides within a 15-mile radius of BT40 3JY.
  • Qualified in food safety, record keeping & hygiene procedures.

Further Information

The Employer is: JUBILEE FARM. Although this is a part-time temporary opportunity, hours may be extended and it could lead to a permanent position. The job advert may end before the closing date if requested by the employer. Salary: 16/17 £5.28, 18/20yrs £7.49, 21/22yrs £10.18, 23/24yrs £10.42 per hour

Application Information

JOBSTART IS OPEN TO 16-24 YEAR OLDS. If you are on UC contact your Work Coach via your Journal. If you are in receipt of JSA, IS or ESA phone a Work Coach on 0300 200 7807. If you are 16-24 years old, unemployed, not in education or training and not in receipt of benefits phone 028 90726788.

Vacancy ID
Job Sector
Food Production
Co Antrim
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No. vacancies
Contract Type
Weekly hours
Published date
Closing date
9.00am-5.00pm, days to be confirmed with employer.

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