Job Opportunity at Ragmans Lane Farm

Written by Caroline Aitken on . Posted in Uncategorized

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Patrick Whitefield Associates has a long and happy history with Ragmans Lane Farm, and both have evolved and grown since the first Permaculture Design Course back in the 90’s. I have waxed lyrical about this history and the wonderful beneficial relationships that continue to thrive in previous posts, so I am happy now to be spreading the word about a new opportunity there.

As it has grown, like many other businesses and enterprises more people have come on board to see it run smoothly. In 2007 Freya became the Farm Manager and has been the architect of many positive changes since then. The farm has fluctuated from incredibly diverse with varied livestock and abundant vegetable gardens, to simplified teaching venue and grazing, back to a diverse and thriving permacuture venue with markets gardens, craft businesses, holistically managed orchards and pioneering agroecology methods. Now Freya will be moving into a more specialised management role and space has opened for someone to come and manage the more land-focussed parts of the business.

For anyone interested in permaculture, farming and land management this will be great chance to learn, practice and grow.

Exciting new job opportunity at
Ragmans Farm

Farm Manager

Salary: £25-28,000 pa

Hours: 37 hours per week with some weekend and evening work.
Location: Ragmans Lane Farm, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Do you have land management experience and want to work on an exciting and enterprising farm, committed to learning and developing sustainable solutions?

This new Farm Manager post will lead on the management and ‘hands on’ care of the land and land based enterprises, and contribute to the learning programme at the farm. This is an opportunity to shape the next phase of development on the farm.

Ragmans Lane Farm is a 60 acre farm based in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Over the past 25 years we have developed a first-rate reputation and expertise on permaculture and sustainability. Our current enterprises include apple orchards and mushroom logs; hosting micro-enterprises; being a living classroom, for others and hosting individuals and groups to stay on the farm. We’re busy and we want to be even busier, so that we can share our learning with as many people as possible. For more information go to: www.ragmans.co.uk

We are looking for a person with land management skills and experience. You will have a track record of project management, innovation and problem solving skills. You will be able to demonstrate a passion for our work and a willingness to be flexible. You will be a great motivator and able to build strong relationships with colleagues, visitors, students and partners. You will enjoy managing staff and volunteers and sharing your knowledge and skills. You will be able to see the big picture, able to plan, manage operations and also be happy to get your hands dirty. A creative, resourceful, entrepreneurial team player and all rounder will flourish in this role. A full driving licence is also required.

Deadline for applications: 10am Monday 1st February 2016

Please download the Candidate Information Pack here

To explore more of what Ragmans do, see their website:

http://www.ragmans.co.uk

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