New Farm Manager opportunity at Forty Hall Farm | Biodynamic Association

New Farm Manager opportunity at Forty Hall Farm

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New Farm Manager opportunity at Forty Hall Farm

Deadline:  3rd September 2018

Capel Manor College are looking for an exceptional person to join the Forty Hall Farm team as the Farm’s new manager. Expert knowledge of organic livestock management is a must, as is a passion for working with the local community, and a commitment to sustainable food production.

Forty Hall Farm is a 170 acre certified organic farm and part of the historic Forty Hall Estate situated just inside the M25 on the edge of London. It is a mixed farm with a variety of animals including many prizewinning rare breeds. It is home to London’s only organic commercial vineyard, the Forty Hall Community Vineyard, as well as a community orchard, a market garden, an 18-acre woodland, and its own farm shop and veg bag scheme. See the Farm’s website

Forty Hall Farm is an educational resource for Capel Manor College’s students across a range of part and full-time courses in Agriculture, Animal Care, Arboriculture, Countryside Management, and Horticulture. The Farm also hosts a range of activities and events such as Open Farm Sunday, Lambing Weekend and various food, music and community-focused events, including a monthly Farmers Market.

The new Farm Manager will help develop and implement the farm strategy of producing high quality organic produce, enhancing the farm as a resource for students to learn and as an attractive and accessible asset for the local community, and a destination for visits.

The Farm has developed rapidly over the past seven years and is now seeking a passionate, committed individual to lead its team as the Farm continues to realise its great potential.

The role encompasses the day-to-day management and operation of Forty Hall Farm and the farm’s businesses and land, which includes some unsociable hours, on-call duties and weekend work as required.

Key skills and experience required:

  • Expert knowledge of organic livestock management (cattle, sheep and pigs)
  • Knowledge of commercial organic horticulture and/or viticulture
  • A track record of innovation and delivery of commercial activities and/or community enterprise and local food projects

Location: Forty Hall Farm, Enfield
Salary: £31,789 – £33,603 inclusive of London Weighting

The post holder is required to live on-site within the beautiful grounds of the Forty Hall Estate, with an annual rent payable of £5309.16. The post holder will receive an on-site living allowance of £1832.80. Both figures are reviewed annually.

 Full Time, 36 hours per week    The full job description is attached.

 To apply please visit the Capel Manor College ‘Jobs’ section on the Capel website and complete an online application form.