Open drop-in sessions suspended until further notice
Due to the ongoing virus outbreak we have decided to suspend all open drop-in sessions until further notice.
However, if you would still like to volunteer at the farm and help us to grow what may be much needed produce for the local community please read the rest of this statement.
How you can continue to help the farm and the local community
In accordance with the most recent government guidelines it was a difficult but sensible decision for us to suspend our open drop-in sessions. However, there will continue to be important volunteering roles that we would like people to get involved with during this period of suspension.
This is an important time of year at the farm and without the support we receive from the volunteers at our drop-in sessions it will be very difficult for us to continue with our planned planting and harvesting timetable for this year. For that reason we are looking for a small team of volunteers who, on a regular basis, can help us continue to sow and grow what could prove to be essential produce for local people.
If you usually attend the drop-in sessions and would like to continue to provide that help but in a slightly different way, or if you’re a new volunteer who can help us then please go through the checklist below and if you meet all of the necessary criteria contact us using the email firstname.lastname@example.org and will will send you further information.
In order to join the volunteer team we are recruiting at this time please only contact us if you meet the following criteria:
You are aged between 18 and 69
You are not in any of the high risk categories for developing complications from COVID-19 infection
You are currently fit and well
You are prepared to confirm before attending each session that; – You do not have any flu like symptoms, – You don’t suspect you might have the COVID-19, and – You have not been in close proximity to anyone that has the COVID-19
If you can satisfy the above we’d love to hear from you. email email@example.com
Our aim during this challenging and difficult time is not only to keep Oxford City Farm functioning and growing but to enhance its capacity to produce even more fresh food for the local community
We are delighted to introduce Martin Ousley – who took up the post of Director at Oxford City Farm this week. He brings a wealth of experience in leadership and development in both the private and charity sector and a keen interest in how the places we create enable communities to thrive. We are really excited about having him on board. Martin will be working from the office Weds – Friday in the main, so come and say hello!
Unfortunately we weren’t able to recruit to the Director role at the last round. As such we are opening up applications today until midday on Thursday the 10th of October. Details below, please spread the word!
Director – Oxford City Farm – Part-time 3 days (24 hours) a weekSalary £32,000 to £35,000 Per Annum pro-rata We are seeking a dynamic, enterprising and inspirational leader to take the Farm to its next stage of development. Oxford City Farm is a small community-led charity in the heart of East Oxford. Operating from a beautiful 2.3 acre site, we provide highly valued opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with farming and food production, animals, nature and each other. We currently have three part-time staff and an active and committed group of volunteers and Trustees. Our organisation has put down strong roots and has huge potential to grow. This is an exciting time to join the team in this transformative role. Please refer to the Full Job Description
If you have the vision and leadership skills to deliver this growth we would welcome your application via the online Application Form Informal visits welcomed prior to application. For more information and/or to arrange a visit please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date for applications Thursday 10th October at 12 midday