Jubilee Farm, 50 Glenburn road, Glynn, Larne, Northern Ireland, BT40 3JY
Wildlife and Wellbeing Project Coordinator
Reporting to: Farm Manager
Hourly rate: £14 per hour
Hours of work: 10-14 to be negotiated at interview
Annual leave: 30 days per year pro rata
Start date: September 2023
Contract length: 14 months
Application deadline: 04.08.2023
Interview date: in week beginning 14.8.23
Organisation description: Formally established in 2017, Jubilee Community Benefit Society is a Christian and cooperative creation care organisation working for the benefit of both a geographical community of all backgrounds and beliefs, the town of Larne and the surrounding area of East and South Antrim, and a community of interest, the churches of Ireland.
We define creation care as environmental and agricultural stewardship that incorporates flourishing and fairness, welfare and wellbeing. In seeking to implement this holistic vision, our mission is to practice and promote care farming, community-supported agriculture (CSA), and conservation education and engagement. Visit www.jubilee.coop for more information.
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.
In summary, the project will:
- Regenerate 1 woodland, 2 meadows and their surrounding hedgerows with conservation grazing & other heritage farming techniques.
- Create 1 biodiversity volunteer group from the local community & local churches to monitor and manage the farm’s natural heritage, including training and equipping them.
- Run 12 day courses on a) natural heritage management skills and b) natural heritage and wellbeing linkages.
- Welcome local school and community groups for ‘Taster Tours’ to discover the farm’s natural heritage, and the links to wildlife and wellbeing.
- Deliver natural heritage management activities with ethnic minority groups and involve them in restoring the natural heritage of Jubilee Farm over the duration of the project.
- Create more and better access routes into and through the natural heritage at Jubilee Farm.
- The project has been running since November 2021 and so the appointed person will be continuing to deliver the outcomes outlined above.
The part-time project coordinator will be responsible for the implementation and coordination of the ‘Wildlife and Wellbeing at Jubilee Farm’ project. They will also be responsible for recruiting and coordinating volunteers for the project. They will lead on, report to and liaise with the Farm Manager regarding the implementation, assessment and reporting of the project. The role will include a significant amount of work on Saturdays, especially between April and September.
The Wildlife and Wellbeing project coordinator role will involve:
- Liaising with, assisting and supervising contractors regarding project capital works.
- Establishing, equipping and coordinating the biodiversity volunteer group.
- Liaising with and hosting ethnic minority, school and community groups for tours and/or activities.
- Hosting wildlife and wellbeing workshops, in partnership with external providers.
- Creating and integrating stories and other communications materials from the project into our regular communications, including our monthly email newsletter and social media channels.
- Organising a Bioblitz Festival of Wildlife and Wellbeing in June 2024.
- Collecting natural and social science data on project impact.
- Leading on, liaising and working with the Farm Manager regarding the management, assessment and reporting of the project.
- Contributing to the overall organisational effectiveness and to perform any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Farm Manager.
- Undergraduate degree in conservation, geography or equivalent..
- Experience of working with and/or managing groups and/or volunteers.
- 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.
2 years experience of running community-based conservation projects or equivalent
- Postgraduate degree in conservation, geography or equivalent.
- Project management experience.
- Experience of natural and/or social science research.
Please send a 2 page CV as well as a covering email detailing how you meet the requirements of the role and why you are interested in the role to email@example.com by Friday 4th August 2023.
Interviews will be held in week beginning 14th August.
For more information contact Tim Davies via 07858098479 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an equal opportunities employer.