To maintain the farm area and livestock at Daisy Chain to a high standard ensuring that all legal requirements are met, and to ensure that all visitors, placements and volunteers are supervised at all times. To manage the barn on Saturday activities and deliver child centred activities relating to animals.

Location:              Daisy Chain, Norton

Salary:                  £17240 pro rata

Hours:                   12.5 hours per week as follows:

                                    9.00 am – 3.30 pm on Saturdays

                                    10.00 am – 1.00 pm on Sundays

                                     3 hours on a weekday (flexible) 

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Key responsibilities for this job: 

  •  To maintain the general cleanliness, security and tidiness of all barn and farm areas.
  • To ensure the completion of Daisy Chains daily farm routine to the required standards.
  • To ensure stock levels of all foods, medications and required materials are maintained at all times and storage of foresaid items meets with COSHH and other relevant legislation.
  • To maintain all animal records and documentation to meet with all current legislation and inspections by local authority animal welfare officers.
  • To administer medications and liaise with Barn Manager as required.
  • To help plan, supervise and participate in all farm visits and activity days as required.
  • To ensure the safe and adequate supervision of animals during farm visits
  • To supervise placements and volunteers to ensure the completion of their required duties as shown on the Daisy Chain daily planner.
  • To deliver training and educational opportunities to visitors as requested.
  • To deliver child centred activities relating to animals and their environment
  • To liaise with and provide reports and information to the Barn Manager in relation to all farm activity during weekends.

Additional responsibilities

  •  Comply with the Charities’ Health and Safety policy in all employment practices
  • Work in ways, which promote equality of opportunity, participation and responsibility
  • Maintain the integrity of the Daisy Chain brand in all internal and external communications
  • Maintain a proactive approach to your role and responsibilities along with a commitment to contribute and maintain the positive working ethos within the Charity
  • Work in a way that contributes to the continuous improvement of the Charity’s services and embraces the organisations quality initiatives

Person Specification 

Successful candidates will have a strong work ethic, and share our Company values of Passionate, Inclusive, Empowering, Ambitious and Open. If you have worked in a similar setting before all the better, but most importantly we are looking for people who share our Ethos of improving the lives of families affected by Autism. The below details what we are looking for in an ideal candidate if it is Essential (E) Desirable (D) and how we will assess that skill, via your application (A) at Interview (I) or as part of a task during the interview process (T)  



  • Experience of working with a wide range of animals E,A&I
  • Experience of face to face work with young people in a formal or informal setting E,A&I
  • Experience of working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions D,A&I 
  • Experience of working in the voluntary sector D&A
  • Experience of working at a visitor attraction D&A



  • Animal Care qualification to at least Level 2 or Equivalent  E&A
  • Basic numeracy and literacy skills  E&A



  • Knowledge of current legislation relating to work with children and young children  D&A
  • Knowledge of current legislation relating to working with animals E,A&I
  • Knowledge of health and safety procedures and C.O.S.H.H procedures  E,A&I



  • Ability to work within agreed and often tight timescales  E,A&I
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team E&A
  • Accurate monitoring and record keeping skills  E,A&I
  • Excellent written and communication skills E,A&I
  • IT literate and able to use all appropriate software packages E&A
  • Willingness to be flexible about the work undertaken E,A&I
  • Understanding of and commitment to the aims, ethos and philosophy of Daisy Chain E&I
  • Ability and willingness to work during the evening and weekends, including Sunday's and holiday's E,A&I 
  • Must be physically fit for outdoor work in all weathers  E,A&I 

To be considered for the role click on the apply button above and submit your CV and details of how you meet the person specification for the role. If you have any questions or require further information please contact us on 01642 531248.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.

If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, to enable you to perform to the best of your ability, please let us know when submitting your CV.