Team Leader - Oak Farm

We are recruiting a Team Leader for Oak farm, an exciting new role in a fabulous rural location working with brilliant people, an excellent team and with support from the Oak Farm service manager.

Oak Farm runs as a day opportunity for adults with learning disabilities offering a range of farming related skills and facilitated learning, that encourages individual growth and development. It provides a mixture of animal husbandry, horticulture and social engagement all in a rural setting.

There is no such thing as a typical day on the farm! Your day could involve supporting people to clean out chickens and collect eggs ready to go in our farm shop or creating raised beds to grow our vegetables in. We work in all weathers and there is a large physical element to the job we do so we are looking for someone pro-active, happy to be on their feet all day lifting/digging and doing physical tasks and work to a high level of health and safety.

The key thing to remember about Oak Farm is we are here to support individuals to learn skills and carry out the tasks as independently as possible. We are looking for people to join our team who have the right values and passion for supporting people just as much as being interested in the outdoors and working with animals.

The Team Leader role is to work in line with Bethphage’s values and the vision for Oak Farm, whilst supporting the manager in ensuring that the service provided is in accordance with the requirements of legislation, the regulators and funders and that relevant records are kept up to date to provide strong evidence of practice.

This role may require you to administer some elements of personal care.

Due to the rural location of Oak Farm, public transport links are limited.

Some evening and weekends will be required for this post.

Primary duties

  • Excellent people skills and enjoy engaging with a diverse range of people
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Kindness and compassion
  • Creative thinker with good problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated with good organizational skills
  • Ability to work under your own initiative
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with social work teams, community groups and stakeholders

Understanding of animal care and animal welfare and enjoy working with animals as well as people

37.5 hours per week.

£9.80 per hour


About our organisation

Bethphage is a registered charity which was established in 1994 and provides support to adults with learning and physical Disabilities in Shropshire and the West Midlands.

Everything we do is individually designed to enable people to achieve their potential and meet their objectives and need for support. The people that we support may live in their own home, a home that is shared with other people, their family home or a shared care home.

It is the aim of Bethphage to provide outstanding care and support throughout the organisation so it essential that you will be dedicated to providing the highest levels of care with the aim of ensuring quality of life for the people we support, based on an understanding of what is important to and for them

Essential Qualifications/ Requirements

  • HSC Level 3 or above
  • Knowledge and experience of working with people with support needs, learning disabilities, mental health needs,
  • Supervisory experience
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft software
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Approachable and supportive leadership style
  • Driver including ability to drive the mini bus.

Desirable knowledge / Experience

  • Experience of working with animals and an understanding of DEFRA
  • Experience of use of machinery and managing risks
  • Knowledge of using web-based systems
  • Trailer licence
  • General maintenance skills

 A full detailed job description can be obtained by contacting our HR team on 01743 272880 (option two)

Benefits of Working for us

  • Competitive pay
  • Simply Health Cash Plan
  • Long service rewards
  • Contributory Pension scheme
  • Development opportunities
  • Recruitment awards
  • Paid enhanced DBS certificate
  • Paid training

Closing date 10th May

Interviews to be held 12th and 13th May.

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Adult with disabilities on outdoor activity with Bethphage

“Staff were keen to try new things to enhance the quality of people’s lives. We found the culture of the home to be open, positive and inclusive.”

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8 Longbow Close
Harlescott Lane

Tel: 01743 272880

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