Posted 38 days ago
Head of Farm Services
We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Head of Farm Services to lead the delivery of our unique care farm in Mill Hill, London. At SweetTree Farm, we are committed to providing high-quality education, care, and support to our clients, their families, and farm visitors, all while promoting a deep connection with the natural environment. If you have a strong background in special educational needs (SEN), a love for the outdoors, and a desire to make a positive impact on people's lives, we invite you to join our team and help us grow and nurture this special place.
At SweetTree Farming for All, we combine the vast farming experience with the award-winning care and transitional living focus of SweetTree Home Care Services. Our dedicated team has the experience and skills to work with children, adults, and older people with a variety of care and support needs. Our 14-acre farm at Sweet Tree Fields offers a wide range of activities, including livestock farming, horticulture, bush crafts, conservation, eco, natural crafts, and cooking.
As the Head of Farm Services, your role is pivotal in ensuring the success and growth of our Farm Services. You will lead a dedicated team and work closely with various stakeholders to achieve the following:
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the farm and manage the workload of the farm team.
Develop and expand the Managed Service by collaborating with internal company stakeholders.
Deliver high-quality, education-focused services to enable the growth, independence, and development of all clients and organisations visiting the farm.
Effectively manage the farm budget, including project budget management, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation.
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Proven professional background in special educational needs (SEN) or care, with a track record of managing teams and complex activity-based settings.
Passion for the outdoors and solid experience working in outdoor, horticultural, or farm-based settings.
Experience in project management and collaboration with various partners.
Relevant professional qualification.
Experience in supporting individuals with a variety of needs in group settings.
Experience working with young people, vulnerable groups, and those with challenging behaviours.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to be authoritative, persuasive, and motivational.
A proactive and solutions-oriented attitude.
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