HR Administrator - Farms for City Children

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £25,000

Location - Hybrid Working with minimum 1 day per week at Head Office, Huxham, Devon

This post is on a fixed term contract from October 2022 to October 2023 to cover maternity leave.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a full-time HR Administrator to join our amazing charity on a fixed term one year contract.  Farms for City Children exists to remove the barriers that prevent children and young people from urban areas having meaningful access to the natural world and the farming sector.  Through a week on one of our three farms, Nethercott House in Devon, Lower Treginnis in Pembrokeshire and Wick Court in Gloucestershire, children and young people experience increased learning and engagement, improved connections with others and positive wellbeing and leave us with enhanced environmental citizenship.  Visiting children are immersed in the natural world of countryside, food, and farming life where they participate in the seasonal tasks of the day: sowing, growing and harvesting in our kitchen gardens; caring for livestock and looking after the land; and cooking up a home-grown feast in the farmhouse kitchen. Spending time working alongside real farmers fosters children’s independence and helps them to grow in confidence, develops their self-esteem, and encourages them to become more resilient. At our heritage farms - and in partnership with our commercial farming neighbours - children experience the benefits of collaboration, enjoy plenty of physical activity, good food, and fresh air, and discover the magical rural environment that is full of new words, sounds and experiences to inspire their creativity.

About the Role
The HR Administrator vacancy is a maternity cover role for 12 months from October 2022 to October 2023. You will provide HR administrative support and manage the recruitment and onboarding process for all new staff. A self-starter, you will have direct experience of HR administration and will be a proficient user of Microsoft Office. You will enjoy working as part of a team and will be well organised, with good communication skills and the ability to work to deadlines.

This position is a hybrid working role with minimum 1 day per week at our offices in Huxham on the outskirts of Exeter.  Our office is dog friendly and is on a farm in a beautiful location.

Appointments will not be confirmed until the Charity has received two satisfactory professional references, evidence of the existing proof of right to work in the UK, and a satisfactory DBS check. Referees will not be contacted without candidates’ prior consent.

What we Offer
In return you will receive a salary of £25,000 and a range of benefits, which include:
• 25 days holiday plus 8 statutory bank holidays
• 6% employer contribution to NEST pension scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme

How to Apply
For the full Job Spec and Person specification please go to: Recruitment – Farms For City Children

To apply please submit your CV and a supporting statement, outlining how you meet the person specification, to by 10am on the closing date. 

Interview Date: Tuesday 23 August 2022.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationExeterEast DevonDevon
  • Work Postcode

    EX5 4EJ

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupAdministrative, Secretarial & Office Support

  • Salary Details


  • Job TermFixed
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    35 hours per week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required