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You can view and apply for our current vacancies below. 

 

Job VACANCy

Trainee lead - adults with  learning disabilities

*NEW DEADLINE*

A subsidiary of Tyne Housing, Ouseburn Farm Charity Ltd. provides a community-spirited place where learning, enrichment and personal growth are offered to whoever needs it, including to our trainees who are adults with learning difficulties and disabilities.

 

With a working community farm, garden, kitchen and café, offering training and education opportunities for local people, alongside a busy visitors’ centre, the charity is an exciting and diverse place to work. We are seeking an exceptional individual to lead the farm’s trainee programme for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. 

 

Working from Ouseburn Farm in Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley, the ideal candidate will have experience of working with individuals with a Learning Disability, strong leadership skills and the ability to develop a unique offer for our wonderful trainees. 

 

We are committed to helping people grow their lives in whichever form this takes. We offer various workshop sessions that adults can access. With experienced staff we can offer support and guidance to students wishing to develop their skills, and enable them to enjoy a more independent life.

 

In return we can offer a work environment like no other, with 26 days’ annual leave, a paid day off for your birthday, employee assistance programme and a generous company pension scheme. 

 

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and support our employees’ health and wellbeing through the NE regional Better Health at Work Award.

 

Our aim is to make a difference to people’s lives and support them to be the best they can. If you feel you can make a difference, we want to hear from you.

Download the job description here

Download the person specification here

Download the application form here 

Dowload the equal opportunities form here

Please return the filled in application form by email to admin@ouseburnfarm.org.uk or by post to Ouseburn Farm Charity, Ouseburn Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 2PA.

 

Please note: We do not accept CVs. Successful applicants will undergo an enhanced disclosure and barring check.

 

The closing date for applications is the 18th September at 5pm, and interviews will be held in the week commencing 21st September. 

For queries, please contact: 

hugh.stolliday@ouseburnfarm.org.uk

 

FARM STEWARDS and ODD JOBS - Volunteering Roles

Ouseburn Farm is open!  We are looking for outgoing, confident volunteers with a good level of conversational English, who are happy to interact with the public and to be able to assert – in a calm, friendly and professional manner – the all-important social distancing guidelines.  We require a team of Volunteer Marshalls whose tasks will include:     

  • Checking in/admitting visitors against pre-ordered booking system

  • checking out visitors to ensure maximum number of visitors on site at any one time is not exceeded

  • managing social distancing in line with current Public Health England/Government guidelines between visitors during their time in the farmyard and ensuring that there is no contact between visitors and our animals

  • navigating visitors around the site and answering any questions they may have

  • helping to set up and clear up at the end of each shift. 

 

Shifts are available Tuesday through Sunday from 10.45 – 15.00. Travel expenses covered. This volunteer role will give you the opportunity to gain experience of working with an appointments booking system, managing crowds/front of house and customer service which may greatly enhance your CV. 

 

 

We are also looking to maximise on this time to get a long list of ‘odd jobs’ done around the farm. We are looking for volunteers who are happy to take some simple instructions and then get on with the task in hand.  So, if you are a person with DIY/maintenance skills who loves getting your hands dirty and getting stuck in to doing ‘odd jobs,’ we would really like to hear from you.  Below is a list of some of the tasks that require attention:

 

  • Planting hedges

  • Weeding

  • Site clearance of: rubble/rubbish

  • Wood treatment

  • Apple harvest

  • Putting up bunting and festoon to liven up the farmyard space

 

A more detailed task list can be discussed on application.

 

For more information or an informal chat contact: 

Stewart.turnbull@ouseburnfarm.org.uk

M: 07719 549 379

Volunteer with us

We are always looking for new volunteers to join us here at the farm. Specific areas we need more volunteers for are:

- Horticulture

- Cafe

- Kitchen

- Carpentry

However, if you've got a particular set of skills that we could benefit from here at the farm, please do give us a shout. Without the help of committed volunteers, we could not continue this work. Many of our volunteers have great skills that are incredibly useful to the farm, and this could be an opportunity for you!

No matter how much or how little of your time you can give, we would like to hear from you.


Make an appointment with a member of our staff by giving us a call on 0191 232 3698 or by getting in touch online.

Please note, there is an application process for all volunteers including contacting referees prior to your first volunteering shift. 

Address

Ouseburn Farm, Ouseburn Road,

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PA.

Head Office Address

Tyne Housing Association,

St Silas Church, Clifford Street,

Byker, NE6 1PG

Registered with the Charity Commission No. 1142593

A Limited Company Registered in England No. 7673069

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