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Project Officer – Growing Care Farming Project


Contract: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), fixed-term until end Sept 2022

Location: Bristol (with potential for remote working)

 

Salary: £23,342 -£25,718 per annum

About us

Social Farms & Gardens supports, represents and promotes thousands of grass roots projects across the UK that use farming and gardening as a way to transform lives and improve health and well-being.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team of people at Social Farms & Gardens delivering the 'Growing Care Farming’ project which is working with care farmers, potential care farmers and commissioners from education, health and social care to i) raise the profile of care farming ii) increase supply and demand for places and iii) maintain a consistent and reliable standard of service - thus creating more opportunities for both children and adults with a defined need to benefit from care farming services.

 

The project is part of the £10m Children and Nature Programme, being supported by Defra, funded by the Department of Education and managed by Natural England.


The role

The Project Officer role involves working in partnership with the team to ensure the project runs smoothly. The Project Officer will work closely with the project managers and will be responsible for collating and overseeing data collection from the regional programme, preparing reports for the Project Management Group, and tracking project performance and expenditure.

 

The post will suit an experienced Project Officer with strong IT skills (including project

management software) and excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to quickly establish relationships with key stakeholders. You will have previous experience in monitoring and evaluating large grant-funded projects and working with limited supervision and on your own initiative.

 

How to apply

For a job pack and application form, see below or please go to: https://www.farmgarden.org.uk/jobs/

For specific enquiries about the role, please contact Dr Rachel Bragg on 07851 931957 or

email: carefarming@farmgarden.org.uk

 

Closing date: Monday 18th March 2019 (Midnight)

Interview date: Monday 25th March 2019



Care Farming Code of Practice Administrator

Contract: Part-time 0.6 (22.5 hours p/w), fixed-term until end Sept 2022

Location
: Bristol

Salary: £20,746 – £22,625 per annum (pro rata)

About us

Social Farms & Gardens supports, represents and promotes thousands of grass roots projects across the UK that use farming and gardening as a way to transform lives and improve health and well-being.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team of people at Social Farms & Gardens delivering the 'Growing Care Farming’ project which is working with care farmers, potential care farmers and commissioners from education, health and social care to i) raise the profile of care farming ii) increase supply and demand for places and iii) maintain a consistent and reliable standard of service - thus creating more opportunities for both children and adults with a defined need to benefit from care farming services.

 

The project is part of the £10m Children and Nature Programme, being supported by Defra, funded by the Department of Education and managed by Natural England.


The role

In addition to general administration tasks, you will be responsible for inputting data into our CRM, reporting and maintaining records of applicants, liaising with our panel of assessors. You will also provide support to the Care Farming Development Manager and deal with telephone and email enquiries. You will be proactive, solution-orientated with a high level of attention to detail and be able to plan and prioritise your own workload. 


The role involves partnership working with many internal and external stakeholders and so requires excellent interpersonal skills and a keen customer service focus. Intermediate to advanced administration skills, especially in MS Office Suite are also essential in order to comfortably work with detailed spreadsheets and complex documents.


How to apply

For a job pack and application form, see below or please go to: https://www.farmgarden.org.uk/jobs/

For specific enquiries about the role, please contact Dr Rachel Bragg on 07851 931957 or

email: carefarming@farmgarden.org.uk

 

Closing date: Monday 18th March 2019 (Midnight)

Interview date: Tuesday 26th March 2019