Closing date: 22nd August
Interview date: 29th August
Start date: As soon as possible thereafter
This is a part time permanent position 24 hours a week based at the warehouse of The Community Farm in Chew Magna. These hours can be worked flexibly across the week if so required. Hours of work may include some early starts and some evening and weekend duties to attend marketing events.
You’ll report to the Managing Director, and have line management responsibility for the Marketing Officer and Customer Services Officer.
A full UK driving license will be needed for this role, and access to a vehicle for off-site work, when required.
Salary: £22,000 full time, pro-rata for part time.
Holiday: 28 days a year, rising to 32 days after one years’ service and 33 days after three years’ service.
Benefits: Sick pay and pension.
The Community Farm is a social enterprise located in the Chew Valley. Founded in 2011 as a Community Benefit Society (CBS), The Farm is owned and governed by its shareholder members. Its purpose is nature-friendly organic farming, for a local market, where people of all ages and from all walks of life can Get on Our Land for learning, work, and play, pioneering an ethical and socially motivated business, learning amongst ourselves, and with others.
We grow and sell locally-sourced and organic produce, working with a network of organic producers and local farmers. Profits from the business help fund learning and community activities for local children, adults and vulnerable people. Regular volunteering opportunities are offered on The Farm. The Farm’s nature-friendly farming provides a rich habitat where wildlife can thrive.
The Community Farm is looking to recruit a Marketing Manager. This is a varied and rewarding role, promoting our exciting, purpose-driven brand.
The candidate must have the skills, confidence and belief to communicate The Farm’s values, ethos and good works, across all channels. And have a strong passion for food, farming, health and the environment. They must have a good sense of self-motivation and be committed to achieve the goals and objectives of the organisation. The Farm takes an approach to working that is collaborative and inclusive and the candidate must be willing to adopt this approach and perhaps have experience of leadership in a similar environment.
Main purpose of the role
The purpose of the post of Marketing Manager is to manage, maintain and promote the brand and public image of The Community Farm, to support strong sales and customer retention, and to ensure that our communications to potential volunteers and visitors of all kinds are positive and effective.
The role will have strategic input into short and long term commercial planning, and will be involved across all aspects of The Farm’s activities. In an organisation that is growing on limited resources, the commercial impact of this role is an important consideration.
The post holder will be supported by the Managing Director, Marketing Officer and Customer Services Officer, and will have control over the setting and management of the annual marketing budget.