Job Vacancy: Project Co-ordinator

4 Jan 2018 | 0 comments

We're looking for an enthusiastic, environmentally minded individual to run our farm office and coordinate daily courses, events and activities. If you're organised and a good communicator, with a love nature and the outdoors, we'd love to hear from you!

Trill Farm is a 300 acre organic farm that has been developed as an employment and education hub. It is committed to providing inspiring and experiential learning opportunities focused around the natural environment, sustainable living, health and wellbeing.

The farm also comprises of a number of diverse independent and ethical enterprises that include a market garden, livestock farming, carpentry and soap making workshops, as well as kitchens and dining space. The farm also includes high quality and diverse habitats and wildlife.

You will work as part of a team of people at Trill Farm and help develop it as a successful commercial enterprise and establishing an education and training enterprise that demonstrates good farming practice, sound business ethics and responsibility for the environment.

Core activities and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the organisation and daily running of the farm office.
  • To be the face of Trill Farm and ensure all visitors receive a positive experience.
  • Update website and support marketing projects with social media.
  • Co-ordinate and manage bookings for courses and events and ensure all information is clearly communicated.
  • Manage bookings and ensure successful running of the guest house and eco campsite.
  • To support the Farm Director to ensure Trill Farm is both successful and profitable.
  • Assist in developing and maximising online sales.
  • To carry out research necessary to get new projects up and running.
  • To assist with the structuring and setting up of projects, working to a budget.

Person Specification:

Required

  • A good communicator with a confident, personable approach.
  • Efficiency with a good sense of order and an eye for detail.
  • A confident user of technology.
  • Experience working as part of a busy team.
  • Must enjoy taking responsibility and running projects. Flexibility. Copy writing experience.
  • Current driving license.

Desirable

  • A love of nature and the outdoors.
  • Education to degree level.
  • An understanding of issues surrounding health, wellbeing and sustainability.

To apply:

Email post@trillfarm.co.uk to request further information.

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the specific requirements outlined in the person spec to email post@trillfarm.co.uk

Closing date for all applications: Sunday 21st January at 3pm.

Start date: March 2018

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a short visit of the farm between Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 31st January. Those selected will be invited for an interview 8th - 10th February.

The life of a Trill Farm chopping board

2 Dec 2017 | 0 comments

The Trill Farm chopping boards are made from sweet chestnut and ash, two trees that grow in abundance in our woodlands. No trees were chopped down for these boards, we’ve exclusively made use of windfalls, pulled from the woods either by tractor or horse. We cut it into planks and store in the barn to air-dry for three years, where it dries by roughly an inch per year.

Sweet chestnut was known as poor man’s oak back in the 1700s when the true oaks (known as King’s oak) was reserved for ship building. It has a similar colour to oak, containing tannins that make it durable, and has an almost knot free grain. Ash, on the other hand, has a stunning variety of grain, giving each board a highly individual look.

When Ruth gets an order she goes to the wood store in the barn and looks through the farm's range of timber: ash, sweet chestnut, oak, douglas fir, larch, spruce. Once the wood is chosen it is planed to the correct thickness in the woodwork shop. Each piece of wood is assessed for it’s particular qualities, either working with the waney edge (where the bark of the tree was) or finding square edges that can be used and shaped, after which the corners, the hole and the finishing happens.

75-100 years to grow and then it fell and lay in the woods for a while.
1 day to pull the fallen tree out of the wood, either by tractor or horse.
1 or 2 days to cut it into planks and store it.
3 years of drying in the barn 1 day to cut, shape and oil it.

    The Trill Farm chopping board is available as part of our Winter hamper available from from our online shop.

    Throwing Pots and Making Candles

    1 Nov 2017 | 0 comments

    The Trill Farm candle pots are skilfully thrown by Bryony in our little pottery. It’s a place of focused, energy in the midst of the activity of the farm’s central courtyard. Romy set up the pottery in order to spend more time being creative and to develop her throwing skills. After 10 years of being at Trill Farm she’s now started to dedicate a few hours a week to making pots.

    The candles are made with a blend of our Trill Farm beeswax and a little vegetable wax. The beeswax is gathered from the hives at the edge of the water meadow, in their own deep and wild hedgerow between the cows and the ponds.

    Bees are heroes ensuring that pollination happens and as an added benefit we use their honey and a little beeswax. We like to think that there’s a little bit of bee-hero energy in each of the handmade candles.

    Here’s to a future of more pots and hives full of healthy bees.

    The candle has a spicy warm fragrance of bay leaves and is available as part of our Winter hamper available from from our online shop.

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