The Collingwood Children’s Farm is an iconic not-for-profit urban farm situated on the Birrarung (Yarra River) on Wurundjeri land in Melbourne. Boasting an extensive range of animals, farmland and garden spaces, it is open to the public all year round offering visitors the experience of farm life in the inner city.
The farm operates a range of programs and activities supporting children and people experiencing adversity via their school educational tours, Young Farmers, disability support and community engagement programs. It also plays a key role in engaging the community by hosting a number of popular events that promote agriculture and local produce in Victoria.
The success of the farm relies heavily on word of mouth and the community effort with staff and volunteers working collaboratively to maintain the farm, keep it sustainable and to ensure visitors have a great experience.
Child-safe organisation: CCF has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation. All CCF staff must undergo a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.
The Farm Hand reports to the Farm Operations Supervisor, and is responsible for ensuring day to day care of the animals, excellence in pasture health, maintaining some infrastructure and ensuring the environmental targets set by Collingwood Children’s Farm are met.
When applying please include a recent CV, 3 references and a cover letter reflecting experience relevant to the Key Selection Criteria which is no more than 2x A4 pages.
It is expected that the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate 1-2 years minimum experience in the following: