Category Archives: Farm

We are recruiting!

Oxford City Farm (OCF) is at a very exciting stage of development. We now have a lease on the site and are looking for an events coordinator (paid role) and a volunteer coordinator (voluntary position). For other formal and informal volunteering opportunities, please contact us directly at info@oxfordcityfarm.org.uk.

Events coordinator

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Event Coordinator. They’ll be responsible for organising a community celebration event in Autumn 2017. The event will bring together all our supporters, members, and volunteers to celebrate opening the site for the public. The key tasks and responsibilities are:

  • Deliver a community event in Autumn 2017 to celebrate the opening of the Farm to the public
  • Develop an event plan in partnership with OCF trustees
  • Prepare event briefs and tasks for the OCF team
  • Recruit, co-ordinate and engage OCF members, volunteers and stakeholder to support and attend the event
  • Work with OCF volunteers to help promote and publicise the event and the farm
  • Ensure health and safety compliance at the event
  • Arrange an activity plan for the event
  • Organise an OCF stall for the event

There are 10 days available to arrange and deliver the event over a 4-5 month period. The rate is £93.75 per day (or £12.50 per hour) including VAT if appropriate.

For further details, and to apply for this role, please download an application pack and a work plan template. Please send completed copies to info@oxfordcityfarm.org.uk by 12:00 Monday 1st May.

Volunteer coordinator

As we get more enquiries about volunteering, a volunteer coordinator is needed to meet demand for information and to ensure a positive experience for volunteers. This is an ongoing unpaid voluntary role. The role is likely to require up to 1.5 days per week worked flexibly to suit your own and the Farm’s requirements. Attendance at site work parties and other volunteer days will also be necessary on occasion. Attendance at steering group meetings which happen every 2 months would also be beneficial.

Here is a full description of the role:

Volunteer coordinator role description

Interested? Great! Please fill out the following form and return to info@oxfordcityfarm.org.uk:

Volunteer application form

Fun on the Farm October 2017

Fun on the Farm October 2017

Funding won for Oxford City Farm

Oxford City Farm is delighted to have won an award from the Big Lottery Celebrate England Fund to run a ‘Fun on the Farm’ community event on Saturday 7th October this year. The focus for the day will be on celebrating all the work our volunteers, Steering Group and supporters have put into securing a wonderful new green space for the local community.

We have lots of fun food-related activities planned including bring-a-plate picnic, apple pressing, music, craft activities for kids and lots more! It will also be a great opportunity for local people to see the site and share their ideas about how the farm will develop. The funding will also help us to build two toilets for the site – which I am sure will be very welcome news for our volunteers! – as well as employing an Event Coordinator and Community Artist to help us organise and run a successful community event

We are going to be given the cheque from the Big Lottery Fund and a photographer is coming to the site on Saturday 11th February – we were apparently the last group/charity to be awarded funding from the Celebrate England pot so they are putting together a special press release about Oxford City Farm and the ‘Fun on the Farm Event’ which is great news!

Link to news on the Big Lottery Celebrate England website.

Oxford City Farm at Flofest 2016

Come to the Flofest 2016 event on Saturday 25th June, from 11 to 5pm in Florence Park, Oxford (free admission). We will have a stall so you can buy produce and plants, have family fun with kids games including pin the tail on the donkey and most importantly find out about our progress at Oxford City Farm and how you can get involved.

At Flofest there will also be the kids favourite Nick Cope, delicious food and drink, fun rides and activities for the kids, Oxford University, Oxford City Council, live music and much more. We would love to see you there.

Vote now to make Oxford City Farm a reality

Aviva logoOxford City Farm has got through to the voting round of the Aviva Community fund. To secure the £25,000 that we have applied for we need your votes! Only the projects with the highest number of votes get through to the final judging round.

We want to transform the currently derelict Farm site into a beautiful, innovative, inclusive, thriving and free to enter community space. Bringing farming and a wide range of associated social and educational opportunities to the heart of East Oxford. This money is key to making the farm a reality. We will use it to get essential infrastructure in place, this means bringing water and electricity to the Farm, connecting the drains and ensuring it is safe and secure by upgrading fencing and gates. It will also fund a polytunnel which will provide some flexible growing space as well as shelter for volunteers.

The farm is at a really crucial stage in it’s development… play your part in making the farm a reality by voting now! When you follow the link you will need to sign up by entering an email address and you will then be sent an email which allows you to log in and vote. A few minutes of your time now will help this project flourish…

https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/Project/View/2526

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