Manor Oaks Farm offers work experience opportunity for people with learning difficulties, and a chance to become a valued member of the wider Green Estate team.
Your chance to be part of a real working farm! You will help look after our chickens, ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, donkeys and pigs. They all need feeding, cleaning out, grooming and caring for and the eggs collected and delivered to the cafe. Then there are herbs, fruit, vegetables and flowers to grow and harvest for use in the café, to take home or for making your own delicious treats on our camp stove. In poor weather there are warm and dry barns and workshop areas for you to try your hand at mosaic work, willow weaving, woodwork and seasonal crafts.
Our main emphasis is on you becoming a part of the wider Green Estate team and at Manor Oaks Farm and you will gain valuable work experience as well as make many new friends. There will be times when other staff and volunteer teams call on your help and if you want you will be given the chance to join them in their work across the whole site preparing for events or supporting local community groups. You will also have the opportunity, if you like, to hone your skills supporting visitors to site and on occasions giving tours of the Farm.
On top of the routine, every day tasks which must be done we will provide you with opportunities and choices to try new things and learn new skills. Popular progression routes include working with wood recycling business and training our donkeys for children’s rides. As a key team member your ideas and suggestions will help in making decisions about what vegetables to plant, what activities to do, our design of landscapes, gardens and animal shelters and even where to have our Xmas meal!
If you need PA support your PA is more than welcome and expected to join in with all the activities on the Farm to ensure you get the most out of your day. We look forward to working with you soon!