Staff Vacancies

Surrey Docks Farm aims to engage the whole community to learn more about farming and food production. We are a working city farm growing and selling a range of fruit and vegetables, as well as eggs and meat reared on the Farm. 

We have a small staff team and mainly rely on the support of volunteers to run the Farm. Full details about our volunteering roles can be found here.

We are currently recruiting for a new Youth Assistant to join our Youth team.


Saturday Youth Assistant

This role will assist with the planning, preparation, monitoring and delivery of our successful Youth Club for local 8-14 year olds on Saturdays. The ideal candidate will be passionate about outdoor learning and environmental education and demonstrate a commitment to supporting young people through their work. This role will help Surrey Docks Farm deliver its informal youth offer, improving quality engagement with local young people.

We are looking for an individual passionate about effective youth work who can contribute to the overall aims of the programme to encourage, guide and support young people in animal care tasks, organic food growing, environmental conservation, creative arts, field trips, agricultural shows, social action projects and healthy cooking activities.   
The Youth Assistant will be part of the Youth team, which comprises the Youth Manager, the Sunday Youth Assistant and a group of dedicated youth volunteers. The priority of the role is to centre the ideas, thoughts and opinions of young people to deliver a programme with young people at its heart.

Key Information

Job title: Saturday Youth Assistant
Reports to: Youth Manager
Contract: Part-time
Hours: Saturday 9am – 5pm (one hour lunch unpaid)
Salary: £10.75/hour (London Living Wage)
Annual leave: 6.5 days

What we can offer you

  • A friendly, creative and sociable team
  • A unique work environment, with livestock and gardens right next to the river Thames! 
  • To be part of a London Youth Bronze accredited Youth Programme
  • Support from an experienced Youth Manager
  • Free training opportunities to develop your skills

Important dates and how to apply

Please click on the button below to read the full job description and person specification.

To apply, please send a full CV (maximum 2 pages) and a personal statement (no more than one A4 page) explaining what interests you about the position and how you can meet the points in the person specification. Email your completed application to with the subject line ‘Youth Assistant Application’ by midnight on Thursday 12th March 2020.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 18th March. Where possible young people will be involved in the recruitment process and will have interview questions to ask the candidates.

All candidates will be subject to two satisfactory references from previous employers and an enhanced DBS check prior to starting in post. 

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