Longmead Community Farm is looking for new board members to join the team .
To support the wonderful work we do in providing families in crisis with a positive experience and creating lasting positive change, we need a team of dedicated volunteers.
We are looking volunteers who are able to help care for our animals, including Goats, Chickens, Ducks, Hamsters and Pigs.
We are looking volunteers who can bring practical skills or are willing to learn practical skills to be able to repair and build what we need at Longmead.
We are looking volunteers who are able to support with the ground maintenance & gardening of our 6-acre smallholding, including cutting of grass and tending to flower beds.
We are looking volunteers who are able to help us keep Longmead Farm house in good condition, by cleaning, organising, tidying and repairing.
We are looking for someone who enjoys cooking and being in the kitchen to assist our volunteer cook on Mondays 10.30am-3.00pm with the preparation of food for our team of volunteers on Mondays.
Are you free on Mondays? Longmead Community Farm is looking for volunteers to help with the running and maintenance of Longmead
Longmead Community Farm has an impressive Kitchen Garden and yields a health crop.
We are looking for someone who has experience in produce management who can come and share their skills with us.
Sessional Family Work and Mentoring Staff
Are you looking to make a difference?
Longmead Community Farm is currently recruiting Sessional Family Work Practionners to work within their Family work programme which includes working with families and/ or young people on its small holding in Milborne St Andrew, Dorset
Our programme is unique, resource rich and creative and we are looking for people with the same qualities to join our team on a sessional basis @ £10 per hour. Successful candidates will deliver sessions ranging from 1, 3, 6 and 24hr to families or young people.
We are looking for people with:
- Experience of working with families or young people to support and create lasting change
- Experience of working with children across a range of ages
- Experience of behaviour management.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to build rapport with a wide range people
- Good listening skills and the ability to use empathy
- A non-Judgemental approach and able to meet people where they are
- Experience of taking a creative approach in working with service users
- Ability to produce written reports, and provide a rationale for activity delivery
- Ability to plan activities to support individual families, and evaluate the effectiveness
- Ability to lead a team and model professional behaviour
- Ability to support families or young people to engage in practical activities around the farm
- Have knowledge and understanding of the challenges that families face across the Continuum of need.
- Ability to role model team working, communication skills and positive behaviour management
- At least one year’s experience of working with children and or families.
- A minimum of Safeguarding level 2 and a commitment to train for level 3 prior to leading teams
- At least one professional qualification relating to working with children or families such as: NVQ level 2 and above, a related degree, a teaching qualification or a qualification in social or therapeutic care.