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This is an exciting new role that will lead in delivering the farm’s successful Roots to Health programme using nature-based interventions to support people to improve their physical, mental and social wellbeing.

We are looking for someone who has significant experience of supporting people with a mental health diagnosis in a community and/or formal context and of providing one to one support for people to improve their wellbeing, signposting to relevant services and developing their personal skills. You will also have a calm and measured manner, with the ability to communicate diplomatically and build trust and respect with a wide range of people. In addition, the role requires a good knowledge and skills in gardening and other practical land-based skills.

In this role you will coordinate and help deliver the farm’s overall volunteer programme including the running of horticulture, animal care and healthy cooking activities, specifically tailored for people living with a mental health diagnosis. You will be supported by Horticulture and Animal Therapy Project Assistants to deliver suitable activities for a wide range of abilities. This role will also oversee recruitment for the Natural Pathways project delivered onsite by Avon Wildlife Trust. You will take responsibility for ensuring that all participants have the correct support, finding suitable pathways and tracking personal progression to support their recovery.

To apply, use the links below to download the full job description and person specification, read our privacy notice for applicants, then download and complete the application form and send to

Please also click and complete our equalities and diversity survey. Please note, applications must be made using our application form. CVs will not be accepted.

Hours: 28 hours per week (Monday to Thursday 9am – 4.30pm)
Closing date for applications: Monday 15 August 2022 at 9am
Proposed interview date: Tuesday 23 August 2022
Salary: £19,385 per annum (Full time equivalent £25,962)

We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. Bath City Farm is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and of vulnerable adults. The post holder will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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Mental Health Programme & Volunteering Lead


£19,385 per annum (FTE £25,962)


28 hrs (Monday to Thursday 9am – 4.30pm)

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Close Date:

Monday, 15 August 2022

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