VACANCY: Farm Operations Manager

We’re Hiring! We are currently looking for a passionate and driven Farm Operations Manager with the vision and determination to take Oasis Farm Waterloo to the next level.

  • Full-time role
  • 12 month fixed-term contract
  • Closing date for applications extended to Monday 10 April

The compact city farm, on one third of an acre of land in the heart of Waterloo, is a peaceful oasis in a big city. Working in partnership with the charity Jamie’s Farm in Wiltshire, we have livestock including sheep, lambs, chickens and a breeding sow and her litter of piglets. The farm also has a productive vegetable production system in raised planters, an aquaponics area and several polytunnels for growing and educating in.

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We are looking for someone with a proven track record in managing community projects with multiple stakeholders. The right farmer will have a demonstrable passion for the power of the outdoors, and farming in particular, to educate and bring together people of all ages. You will be a key player in the future of the farm by coming up with innovative plans to raise income for the farm while also providing a valuable community and educational asset.

The role is based on a fixed-term contract for five months, which we would like to extend for the right candidate, depending on external funding.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of developing a caring and safe environment in the city, and it’s a great time to join us at the farm as we build a timber educational barn on site (due for completion this June) and we look to build a sustainable platform for the next few years of farming.

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Read more about the farm from former Farm Manager Sally in this article from the Guardian.


  • 12 month Fixed Term Contract (looking to extend subject to funding)
  • Salary £29,430 per annum (inc London Allowance).
  • Closing date: Noon on Monday 10th April

Interviews will be held Weds 29th March 2017, at Oasis Farm Waterloo.

For an application pack, please email recruitment@oasisuk.org.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong interest in horticulture and/or farming with a relevant professional qualification or proven experience
  • Proven experience in professional community work, including working in an outdoor setting
  • Excellent organisational, communication and inter-personal skills
  • Experience of building a team and managing others
  • Awareness of safeguarding best practice for children/young people & adults at risk.
  • A ‘can-do’ approach, be self-motivated and flexible and happy to muck in (and out!)

Oasis Charitable Trust is a multi-national charity supporting young people and their families in 10 countries worldwide. Our vision is for building healthy communities: places where everyone is included, making a contribution and reaching their full potential. The Oasis Hub Waterloo comprises a Primary and Secondary school, Church, Foodbank, Debt Advice Centre, Coffee shop and Community Farm in its portfolio of community activities.

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.

January Deep Clean and Dig Volunteer Day 07.01.2017

Our winter kale showing resilience during the frost

You’ve eaten all the mince pies and finished the Christmas spirits, and now you’re looking for a way to give back and get involved in a meaningful local project?

What better time, then, than to join us for our first volunteer day of 2017 as we scrub up the farm and welcome our new animals to SE1 from Jamie’s Farm in Wiltshire. There are beds to be dug and compost to be made, as well as tidying and giving everything a spring clean in deep mid-winter.

We’ll also be offering an induction to new volunteers who would like to sign up for our regular feeding rounds on the farm, as well as a refresher for seasoned volunteers.

  • Time: 10am – 4pm
  • Date: Saturday 7th January 2017
  • Place: Oasis Farm Waterloo, 18 Carlisle Lane, Waterloo SE1 7LG
  • Contact: Farmer Tim on 07747 278101 or farm@oasiswaterloo.org

A light and wholesome lunch will be provided for all volunteers. We can lend you overalls, wellies and gloves if you need them. No need to sign-up, just turn up on the day.

 

Oasis Waterloo Hub Christmas Fayre Saturday 3rd December

santatractorOur wonderful Christmas Fayre takes place on the farm on December 3rd.

Join Father Christmas and our farmyard animals as we transform the city farm into a festive feast for the eyes. It’s also a great time to meet our Christmas lambs and other recent farm arrivals.

Santa’s Grotto, music and carols, craft workshops, food stalls, cards and crafts, Christmas decorations, warming fire, hot food (featuring the farm’s own sausages!) hot and cold drinks and Farmer Tim’s secret mulled wine recipe.

Several stall places are available for the day – please email Farmer Tim to book.

Saturday 3rd December, 12pm until 4pm. Suggested adult donation, 50p.

For more information email us or call the farm on 07747 486208.