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Job Card - Agri-Food / Food and Drink Processing : Farm Workers 
Job 9 of 1173 

Community Farm Technician - (Part-time / Permanent)

Job reference: 1524540 
Date notified: 14/01/2022 
Job location: Larne 
Salary: £7.06 - £9.41 per hour, depending on age. 
Hours: 25 
Worktime: Mon - Thurs: 9:30am - 4:30pm. 
Closing date: 25/02/2022 
Employer: JobStart Scheme 
Business: Government Programme 
Address: Design Centre 
  39 Corporation Street 
Postcode: BT1 3BA 
Telephone: 000 000000 

Job Duties:


In operating Jubilee Farm, the first community-owned farm in Northern Ireland, we produce a range of high-quality, agroecological food that is healthy, humane, fair and sustainable, while also providing a series of care farming, and conservation education and engagement services, that inspire, inform and benefit those who take part in them.
The Community Farm Assistant will assist the Market Garden Coordinator, the Maintenance Manager, the Managing Director and others with:
Livestock production, including feeding, watering, mucking out, etc.
Horticultural production, including planting, watering, harvesting, etc.
Site maintenance, including grounds maintenance, repairs, fencing, etc.
Care/social farming service delivery.
Contributing to the overall organisational effectiveness and to perform any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Managing Director.

You will be entitled to annual leave during this opportunity.

Qualifications / Experience:

Essential Criteria:
Experience of working outdoors and/or in a physically-demanding role.
Willingness to work within Jubilee's Christian ethos.
A motivated, flexible and innovative approach to work, able to work independently and as part of a team.
Eligible for and registered with JobStart scheme via local Jobs and Benefit office

Desirable criteria:
Qualification in horticulture, agriculture or equivalent
Experience of agricultural or horticultural work
Experience of working with volunteers or adults with learning difficulties.

Application Method:

JOBSTART IS OPEN TO 16-24 YEAR OLDS. If you are on UC contact your Work Coach via your Journal. If you are in receipt of JSA, IS or ESA phone a Work Coach on 0300 200 7807. If you are 18-24 years and not in receipt of benefits phone 028 9072 6797.

Other Information:

Although this is a part-time temporary opportunity hours may be extended and it could lead to a permanent position. The opportunity may end before the closing date if requested by the employer.

Equality Statement: Jubilee Community Benefit Society is an equal opportunities employer.
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