Local Land Manager (Biodynamics)

Land Teacher – Brantwood Specialist School – Ruskin Mill Trust
9th December 2020
Experienced Grower needed at Fern Verrow
18th December 2020

Ruskin Mill Trust Group is a provider of specialist day and residential services for children, young people and adults throughout the UK. We use Practical Skills Therapeutic Education (PSTE) approach in the delivery of our care and education services, drawn on the insights of Rudolf Steiner, William Morris and John Ruskin.

The Seòl Trust operates Fairhill Rise, an innovative day provision for adults with additional needs. We offer meaningful landwork activities and crafts with the aim to support individuals in developing transferable independent living skills, and social enterprise opportunities.

40 Hours / 52 weeks Grade 7:8 Salary £22,619.83 – £26,281.48
Weekend working required on a rota basis for animal care

We are inviting applications to become a key member of the emerging team which will build and develop Fairhill Rise, part of Ruskin Mill Trust’s growing network of biodynamic provisions.

Fairhill Rise is set in a landscape of meadows and woodland where vegetables, fruits, salads and herbs will be grown using biodynamic methods. The produce will be processed and used in line with our “seed to table” approach or as part of social enterprise projects. Adults attending the service will be actively involved in all aspects of the work, and the role responsibility entails facilitating appropriate and meaningful tasks and activities to suit individual and group skills and abilities.

We endeavour to facilitate a rich cultural experience in our services and encourage participation in festivals throughout the year with opportunities in arts and craft.

To apply it is essential that you either have experience as a biodynamic practitioner, or have a strong desire to strengthen existing knowledge by taking part in our Biodynamic Ecology Training programme. It is also important that you have an interest and understanding of sustainable and sensitive woodland management and preferably also experience with this. You will undertake the Biodynamic Forestry training programme delivered by Ruskin Mill Trust.

Proven experience of growing a range of produce for commercial sale is desirable and a flexible approach to work essential as the work pattern will vary depending on the needs of the land.

The role will involve working with adults who may present behaviour that can challenge us. It is important of any application that we understand your past experience of working with individuals with additional needs and distressed behaviour.
The Ruskin Mill Trust Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to become a member of Scotland’s PVG Scheme and be checked against the adults barred list if they have not already. Ruskin Mill Trust is committed to becoming an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date: 12pm Monday 4th January 2021

Please note: We reserve the right to close this advertisement sooner should a suitable
candidate be found.
To request an application pack, please visit our website www.rmt.org/jobs or contact the Department of Human Resources, Ruskin Mill Trust Group, Freeman College, 88 Sterling Works, Arundel Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S1 2NG or please email recruitment@fmc.rmt.org to whom completed applications should be returned. Tel: 0114 2525978. We do not accept CVs.