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Saturday Farm Club Leader


Overall purpose of job:


This role is responsible for delivery of some key projects as part of the Farm’s successful children and young people’s programme. You will be engaging children in a wide variety of outdoor learning activities including animal care, crafting, mindfulness gardening, cooking, woodwork and conservation tasks across our 37 acres of wildflower meadows and woodland.


Working with children aged 5-16 you will lead a range of activities to improve their emotional wellbeing, physical health, self-belief and practical skills. In this post you will plan, deliver and support the promotion of our popular Saturday Clubs.


Main duties and responsibilities:

• You will plan, coordinate, promote and deliver a range of Saturday activities for children and young people at Bath City Farm.

• This will require you to plan and prepare materials for a range of engaging, creative and practical tasks related to animals, gardening, conservation, wellbeing, bushcraft, cooking and other age-appropriate practical activities.

• You will ensure up to date records of children such as attendance registers are kept in accordance with data protection regulations.

• You will ensure effective communication with parents, carers and children involved in Farm projects and activities.

• In coordination with other staff, you will monitor and evaluate the projects for improving the Farm’s practices.


Leadership and Management responsibilities

• There are no line management responsibilities for this role.

• You will be responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day service will be high quality.

• Supervision of key volunteers involved in the projects (where applicable).


Communications and relationships responsibilities

• Build strong trusted relationships with children, enabling them to feel fully supported and listened to. You will also ensure healthy boundaries are maintained within the groups.

• Liaise with a wide range of schools and other third sector organisations to promote the exciting opportunities available at the Farm.

• Work collaboratively and communicate well with the rest of the staff team to ensure the smooth running of the Farm and projects.

• Represent the Farm in a warm and welcoming manner to a wide variety of groups and visitors.

• As part of a team, develop a farm youth forum to allow children’s voices to be heard and have a say in the Farm’s overall development.


Fundraising, income generation and social enterprise responsibilities

• Organise and deliver our Saturday morning club for 5-11 years, which generates an income for the Farm.

• On occasion, develop or contribute to other income generating activities such as events.


Problem solving and autonomy

• Identify opportunities and areas of the Farm site for youth groups to be involved in creating their own spaces.

• Help to maximise on the income generating potential of the groups, ensuring maximum capacity for example.

• Support the development of the Farm site to enable children to access a range of activities, for example gardening areas.

• Work closely with the Director and the Programme Manager for Children, Youth and Families to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of your projects.

You will make sure evaluation data is collected on time to meet funding requirements and demonstrate their impact and effectiveness to funders and other stakeholders.

• Contribute to regular reviews of the children and young people’s projects.

• Organise and coordinate community events for children.

Saturday Farm Club Leader


£24,685 pro rata (£4,937 for 7.5 hours a week)


7.5 hours a week on a Saturday

Contract Type:

Part time


Bath City Farm

Close Date:

Monday, 15 April 2024

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