JOB OPPORTUNITIES (updated 24 November 2016):
We are looking for a positive, passionate, ethically-minded person to move onsite, in exchange for one day of work per week each on Holifield Farm Project, plus a possibility of extra paid work.
THE JOBS WE NEED COVERED:
- Administrator/blogger/Organiser for ROOTS One Planet Thinkers Collective, which is a non-profit social enterprise. We need someone for ONE day per week to start asap: *to update the blog regularly with sustainable, environmental useful information – focusing on low-impact living. *to source and apply for grants and fundraise in order to run events about low impact living. *to organise these events which could involve workshops, films & talks to do with low-impact living – we have some ideas and people we want to collaborate with. *to manage social media & marketing to do with Roots (you would need your own van or caravan)
For clarity, one day work per week would be your exchange for living onsite, any extra days (agreed with owners prior to moving onsite) would be paid. All staff are DBS checked.
How to apply?
If you feel you are the person/couple/family for the job, please email us on email@example.com and tell us a bit about yourself and your previous experience, and which job/s you are interested in. If we feel you are suited to the project, we will organise a time for you to come and meet us and get a feeling for this unique project, and whether it’s for you. This would ideally be week days between 9am and 4pm when the day centre is open.
THE FACILITIES: We have 2 pitches available – one has a caravan which needs a little TLC, the other does not have a dwelling, so you would need to provide your own van/caravan. We have a communal shower (20p for 2 mins), compost loos, flushing loos, wifi available in the tea room in the evenings, bank holidays & weekends & communal washing machine. There are drinking water taps (from our borehole) and a possibility of access to electricity, although your own solar panels would be encouraged. We welcome & encourage you to build your own low-impact home after a 3 month trial period.
We ask you to attend community meetings when they are organised, and encourage you to get involved in projects such as managing the community polytunnel outside of your exchange or paid days, and/or helping to bring the community together by organising community meals – providing opportunities for healthy communication and connections. Positive, enthusiastic, robust characters who are interested a basic, sustainable lifestyle and like splashing in muddy puddles would make ideal candidates.
We ask for a little extra voluntary time when we run our two annual events Holifield Camping Event and Holifair Festival, and are interested in people who, like us, are interested in building a stronger sense of community, both amongst ourselves and the wider community.
If you are interested in moving onsite, and want to understand our project better, please watch this:
Holifield Farm Project slideshow_2016 for new staff