Transforming a strip of wasteland into an innovative farm – Oasis Farm Waterloo is a beautiful oasis in the heart of the urban jungle. Every week, our beautiful learning environment welcomes pupils from local schools and other members of the community. Through our partnership with Jamie’s Farm, we host small groups of vulnerable young people from schools and Pupil Referral Units for our innovative and impactful six-week programme of Farming, Family and Therapy.

The Farm Manager is a unique, varied and rewarding role, where every day is different. There is the site to manage, which could involve designing our growing plan or overseeing a new delivery of piglets. There are the programmes to oversee, which could involve meeting with a head teacher to sell a series of sessions, turning compost with disadvantaged young people, or running a day for corporate volunteers. There are many different groups to work with and manage: our pool of 50 volunteers, our varied partners, the young people that attend sessions on the farm, as well as line managing our brilliant farm team (our part-time Education Officer and Venue Hire Coordinator). 

The Farm Manager provides leadership to staff, volunteers and stakeholders, and ensures that the farm is financially sustainable and a beautiful space where plants, animals and the vulnerable people who visit are well cared for. We are looking for a highly-organised, driven and independent individual with outstanding project management experience. This is a varied role and we are not expecting candidates to specialise in all aspects. We are interested in speaking to people from a range of different backgrounds: project management, animal management & gardening, site management, stakeholder management, working with vulnerable young people, education programme sales, management & delivery, fundraising or budget management.

The role offers:

  • A unique working environment, based on a farm with desk space in the stunning Feilden Fowles studio (access to farm eggs and vegetables!)
  • A supportive network and family of staff in a motivating working environment.
  • A non-contributory defined benefit pension scheme with 7% Employer contributions.
  • 25 days holiday per year (plus Bank Holiday), rising to 30 days after 2 years of service.

Applicants will be committed to the ethos of both Oasis and Jamie’s Farm and be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff will be subject to appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks and referencing.

The closing date for applications is 9am, Monday 15th July 2019

Interviews will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 17th July 2019. 

If you have any questions or if you’d like to request an application form, please contact the OCT Recruitment Team, on  Please indicate in your enquiry where you saw this vacancy.  Please note, CVs alone will not be accepted as you will need to request an application pack.

Full-Time – 40 hours per week

18 month Fixed Term Contract- August 2019 – February 2021

Salary £29,582 per annum (inc. London Allowance)   

Job Description and Person Specification

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Oasis Charitable Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee (no. 2818823) and a Registered Charity (no. 1026487) Registered Office: 1 Kennington Road, London SE1 7QP