Join the team at learning disability charity Brandon Trust's vibrant care farm in Bristol. We have a new opportunity for a Project Co-ordinator for Elm Tree Farm in Stapleton, where you’ll lead and develop a range of commercial projects and services that deliver valued outcomes for people we support.
Elm Tree Farm is a social enterprise providing services for people with a learning disability, autism or both. The farm enables people to achieve their goals in education, employment and health and wellbeing, by providing training in horticulture, animal husbandry, landscaping and woodwork.
Brandon exists to enable children, young people and adults with a learning disability, autism or both, to live life in the way they choose. We provide high-quality, individualised support to around 1,600 people and have a staff team of over 2,000.
About the role
Working on the busy 35 acre care farm, you’ll provide leadership and supervision to the five project teams, overseeing the operational management. You’ll look at the allocation of resources, lend a hand and provide guidance to the team.
You’ll be responsible for ensuring the farm is compliant with health and safety regulations and other regulatory bodies specific to the projects and people we support. Some of these regulations include the RSPCA’s five freedoms to animal welfare, care farming UK code of practice, Defra and APHA regulations and hygiene regulations for the farm shop.
You’ll form an effective network with statutory, relevant organisations and stakeholders. Promoting and informing them of our services, maximising the opportunities for partnership working and seeking out new business with existing and new customers.
You’ll have a ‘can do’ attitude, an entrepreneurial mindset and be committed to achieving the objectives for the farm. Approachable, professional and calm, you'll inspire, motivate and lead your team. You'll be able to delegate, with an understanding of when to adopt a hands-on approach. You'll prioritise and manage your workload, with initiative and an analytical approach to solve problems as they arise.
You’ll have experience of working in a complex and diverse organisation, with the confidence to plan and manage all finance and budgets to meet performance targets. Working with your team and networking with the wider farming community you'll be able to present ideas and feedback, in writing and orally to committees and small meetings.
You’ll have demonstrable experience of managing people and have an understanding of the legal requirements with regards to health and safety in an agricultural/practical setting. A passion for the Care Farming or Greencare ethos is desirable.
Ideally you’ll have a commitment to the principles of social enterprise and some experience of identifying opportunities for development. Experience or a qualification in health and social care and of working with adults and children with a learning disability, autism or both, would be an advantage but is not essential as full training is provided.
A full driving licence is essential, ideally with category BE.
We provide career development opportunities and a range of benefits.
To find out more please call Keily Elvin on 07887 932616.
No agencies please.
Successful applicants for this role will require an Enhanced DBS check.
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
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