Farm Manager

Full time

Nightingale Community Academy

Scale SO1, Point 29-31 - £29,424 to £31,140 per annum

Toms Farm is a small inner city farm that offers unique learning opportunities to children at Nightingale Community Academy and the surrounding community. The farm is currently managed seven days a week so that schools have access to learning Monday to Friday and community access can be delivered at weekends. Nightingale Community Academy caters for children with Social, Emotional & Mental Health needs and the farm provides opportunities for therapeutic intervention alongside a curriculum in animal care. At weekends a number of teenage volunteers - many of whom are engaged in The Duke of Edinburgh Award - help us to look after the animals and tidy the site.

Now in its eleventh year the farm is undergoing a refurbishment that will allow us to open our doors to the public at weekends. We hope that the local community will use the wonderful facilities to teach children about the animals we routinely grow for food and those that children in London would not have routine opportunities to see and handle in local settings.

st September 2016. The Trust is a specialist provider with a strong track record in contributing to improving the education offer for young learners with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

We are looking for someone with drive, creativity and a passion to join our team and contribute to our fast improving school. Academy Status brings new opportunities and we are looking for new team member who can add value by delivering 'quality first' learning experiences that challenge and engage. Experience of working on a working educational farm or similar, with excellent knowledge of Animal Husbandry is essential. What is imperative is that you have high expectations, a love of challenge and a determination to make a difference to the lives of our learners.

Nightingale Community Academy is committed to a multi-disciplinary approach to meeting learners' needs, and promotes high quality professional development for all staff.

It is strongly advised that you contact the school to arrange a visit. To arrange, or to discuss the post further with the Principal or Assistant Head please email or phone to make an appointment. To apply for the role please send through your application to

Nightingale Community Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing Date: 5pm on Tuesday 13th February 2018Click here to view the job description and person specification

Closing date: 13 Feb 2018

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