Cloughjordan Community Farm is recruiting! Vegetable Farmer / Production Coordinator
The Cloughjordan Community Farm, located on 10 acres in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, is Ireland’s largest example of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). The Community Farm is now at an exciting stage in its development. We are looking for a dynamic new Farmer to join our team and help progress a unique community approach to regeneration and resilience.
Are you an experienced farmer or horticulturist with a passion for cutting edge regenerative practices?
Do you have the skills, imagination and an enthusiasm for community?
Would you be interested in playing a role in further developing our cooperative, social enterprise?
See website or read on for more details and how to apply for this post.
Cloughjordan Community Farm
Cloughjordan Community Farm exists to demonstrate a viable model for diversified, sustainable, small-scale Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) through responsible stewardship of the land. We respect the soil, water and air through organic methods of growing, by conserving water and by reducing fossil fuel emissions.
The community farm has developed a strategic plan to support us in the next phase in our growth, and have an infrastructure in place to coordinate activities such as support for our long and short-term volunteers, distribution, membership management and have a system of mutual accountability via the Farm Coordination group and wider Membership meetings.
As Ireland’s first CSA and still the biggest example of its kind, we are keen to source someone self-motivated, energetic and flexible, who cares about biodiversity and soil health and, most importantly, is committed to implementing chemical free, sustainable farming methods.
The Vegetable Farmer / Production Coordinator role includes:
Maintaining a sustainable, reduced-carbon system of food production that will improve the biodiversity and quality of soil on the land.
Coordinating production and distribution of food to CSA members
Managing and working with Volunteers. We have a team of 8 European volunteers.
Engaging in the farm coordination structures
Promoting seed saving
Improving growing methods for resilience and implementing new techniques in response to a changing climate.
Required experience and competencies
Agricultural/ horticultural training, preferably with an ecological focus
Experience working on a farm, or similar area, using ecological/ sustainable methods.
Interest in ecology, biodiversity and soil health
Knowledge of Regenerative agriculture practices and Permaculture approaches
Experience in farm machinery use and tractor driving with full license (2 years’ experience preferable)
Competency in English language
Good communication skills
Commitment to equity and collaboration
Excellent management and delegation skills
The ability to work within a diverse team
Willingness to engage with and teach volunteers
Desirable experience and useful competencies
Willingness to learn new approaches
Enthusiasm for developing and improving the Farm
Interest and experience in community living
Experience of cooperatives, or community-led initiatives
Terms of employment
Period of employment: 1 year contract with the intention of renewal
Location: Cloughjordan ,Tipperary, Ireland
Remuneration: in the region of EUR 24,000 pa
If you would like to apply for this post please submit your cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 8th June 2020 (08/06/2020 )
Find out more: www.cloughjordancommunityfarm.ie