Green Skills Apprentice, Farm Enterprise
Hours: 15 hours per week (Wed & Thurs)
Salary: £21,811 pro-rata, plus pension
Status: Part time (fixed term for 6 months)
Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 12th June 2023
Are you age 16-24?
Do you love learning about nature and the outdoors? Maybe you have experience in green or rural skills and are looking to develop these or find work in the sector.
Do you recognise the many benefits of working outdoors? Maybe you have a passion for sustainability, outdoor education or you simply want to make a positive contribution in the world and improve people’s lives.
If so, this new role may be the perfect opportunity for you.
About the Farm
Cyrenians Farm is an 8-acre small holding, organic market garden and rural skills centre in the heart of West Lothian. We have a 50-year history of working with the land.
About the role
This role provides an opportunity for progression within green sector for young people between the ages of 16–24.
You will be working alongside a friendly staff team helping with routine operations, developing new infrastructure projects and supporting the delivery of an exciting program of outdoor learning in a collaborative working environment.
You will be working closely with our outdoor education officer and others, developing new skills and confidence along the way. There will also be opportunities to work with our market garden team.
On completion of a 6-month work and learning placement you will leave with enhanced employment opportunities and valuable experience in a variety of outdoor skills and practices, with a dynamic rural social enterprise.
You will have an interest in working outdoors with good communication skills, committed to learning and personal development and demonstrate a willingness to learn new things. Able to communicate needs and ask for support/guidance – we welcome and encourage an approach of curiosity and collaborative learning.
You will have a positive attitude, approaching problems in a solution focused way, be comfortable working outside in all weather conditions as part of a small friendly team of growers, outdoor educators and volunteers and be willing to take on responsibility and make decisions with support/guidance.
You must be able to travel to and from the farm on working days.
How we’ll support you
You will be working alongside our outdoor education officer and others and will receive mentoring and guidance throughout the 6-month learning and work experience period.
There will be opportunities for you to provide feedback through 1-2-1 objective setting and review sessions and you will have access to wider Cyrenians support, including our learning and development programme, and staff wellbeing services.
Closing date is 12 noon on Monday 12th June 2023
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 21st June 2023 at Cyrenians Farm Enterprise, 12 Humbie Holdings, Kirknewton, EH27 8DS
Please note CVs will not be accepted
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