Do you have an interest in working with animals or develop skills in horticulture?

Are you looking for paid casual work while sharing skills with your local community?

Are you interested in working on a thriving city farm in the heart of Southampton?

Oasis Hub Lord’s Hill Down to Earth Farm has been at the heart of the local Southampton community for over 80 years, and provides a range of different services to targeted groups as well as the wider local community.  Core activities include targeted sessions for Learning Disability and Brain Injury clients, school visits, birthday parties and public access.  The farm also hold four extremely successful open days each year, and all activity is supported by a strong volunteer team.

To ensure Oasis Down to Earth Farm is a successful, thriving enterprise and that the highest levels of animal welfare are maintained, we are seeking to build a team of paid Sessional Farm Workers to be part of the farm team, contributing to the overall running of the farm, including sessions with service users, birthday parties and animal care.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Experience of working in a farm/horticultural or community setting
  • Experience of working with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults  as well as the ability to work alongside others in projects that work with the general public
  • Flexible approach to changes in circumstance and able to work unsocial hours
  • Knowledge of child protection practices and health and safety

Casual Contract.  £8.45 per hour

Applicants will be committed to the ethos of Oasis 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. 

This is a rolling recruitment campaign with the aim of building a bank of dependable casual staff, so if you are interested in finding out more about being a part of this unique community project, then please email your CV to the OCT Recruitment Team, at or call 0207 921 4259 for further information.  

Come and join the fun down on your local city farm! 

Oasis supports Equal Opportunities.  Registered Charity No. 1026487

Job Description and Person Specification

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