Lawrence Weston Community Farm


Lawrence Weston Community Farm is a community-managed project that aims to improve the quality of life for local people.

We do this by working with members of the local community and other groups to provide exciting and inclusive activities, as well as a safe, free, green community space. The farm wants to provide a supportive environment in which people can flourish and contribute positively to their community.

Farm Reopening


We are seeking to recruit a Growing Wellbeing Facilitator

This is an exciting opportunity to join our staff team, delivering a programme of initially three half day Growing Wellbeing sessions per week based in and around our community gardens, woodland and orchard. Growing Wellbeing sessions enable local people, volunteers and placements over the age of 18 to improve their wellbeing through participating in hands on community growing activities and engagement with the natural environment.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardener with experience of working in a community growing setting such as a community farm or garden. You will also have a strong track record of working with and supporting volunteers and placements with a wide range of abilities and from different lived experiences.

  • Part time 14 hrs a week preferably worked on Thursday & Friday
  • £8,000 per annum (£20,000 full-time equivalent)
  • This is a fixed term contract until 31st May 2022 to be extended subject to the farm securing the required funding.
  • Please read the Job Description and Person Specification below. If you would like to apply for the post, please download and complete the application form and monitoring form and return to by 5pm 30th April 2021.

    Please note we do not accept CVs

    • Covering Letter
    • Job Description
    • Person Specification
    • Application Form
    • Application Guidelines
    • Monitoring Form
    • Please Support the Farm

      Lawrence Weston Community Farm is a registered charity. We do not charge for entry, so every donation we receive helps us remain as a free, safe, public green space for the enjoyment of everyone. Donations help us to continue to support many people in need in our local community with our targeted services, activities and projects. Under normal circumstances the farm raises extra income through room hire, corporate days and donations. All of this stopped during lockdown. We know that many people have been badly affected by lockdown and its consequences but if you can afford to make a donation, we would be very grateful. Regular donations are particularly useful - even the price of a coffee every month makes a difference to us!

      The 5 Ways to Wellbeing were developed by the New Economic Foundation as a way of improving our mood and how we feel about ourselves. Visiting and volunteering on the farm can enable you to achieve all of these and help you on the way to feeling good about yourself and the world.

      Connect... feeling close to and valued by people and your wider community is vital to feeling happy. When you volunteer at the farm you become a valued member of our team and also have the chance to meet new people and make new friends. You could meet up at the farm with a friend or reach out to someone you know who might be lonely. Have a stroll around the farm and see the seasons change and see the animals.

      Be Active... regular physical activity can lower rates of anxiety and depression. Volunteering outside at the farm whether it is looking after the animals, gardening or maintenance gets you outside in the fresh air, sunshine and nature.

      Take Notice... becoming aware of your surroundings and being present in the moment enhances your wellbeing. You can do this at anytime, but the farm can be a beautiful place to practice being present.

      Keep learning... continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and boosts self confidence. There is lots of opportunity for learning at the farm, either informally through carrying out tasks, or on one of our courses or our fun holiday activities.

      Giving... participating in community projects and giving your time can really improve your sense of wellbeing. By volunteering at the farm, you are taking an active role in your community and being part of something meaningful.

Lawrence Weston Community Farm
Saltmarsh Drive
BS11 0NJ

0117 938 1128

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Opening times

9.30am - 4.30pm

Closed on Mondays, but open for Bank Holiday Mondays.

Registered Charity No: 1046563. Company No: 03040752.

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