Urban Farm & Landscape Manager, Northern Roots, Oldham

Northern Roots is transforming 160 acres of urban greenspace in the heart of Oldham into a destination for learning, leisure, nature and growing. The charity aims to benefit the environment, and to improve the health, wellbeing and livelihoods of local communities. Following three years of feasibility and development work the charity has now been established, the first phase of capital development is about to begin, and a wide range of communications, engagement and habitat enhancement activities have begun to bear fruit.

Northern Roots is looking to appoint a dynamic Urban Farm & Landscape Manager, and an experienced Finance & Admin Manager, to help take the project forward.  If you’re interested in applying for either role, we’d love to hear from you by Sunday 5th June 2022.

Urban Farm & Landscape Manager, Northern Roots


The Urban Farm & Landscape Manager will play a key role in coordinating the design and development of the Urban Farm and Market Garden at Northern Roots, while also overseeing the management, conservation, and enhancement of the biodiversity of this underutilised landscape corridor. This is a critical role for the development of Northern Roots over the next two years as we establish the new charity, further develop relationships with the local community, deliver the first phase of construction and begin to operate key facilities including a Visitor Centre, Café, Shop, Learning Studio, Market Garden and Mountain Bike Hub.

The successful candidate will work as part of a small project team, alongside an environmental apprentice, volunteers and Oldham Council countryside officers. The role will be very visible and you will meet members of the public on a daily basis, lead and develop volunteer opportunities and help organise and deliver a programme of works.

Salary: circa £34,000 per annum.

Contract: 24 month fixed term with potential for extension, subject to funding. 36 hours/week. Based at Northern Roots.

To apply for the Urban Farm & Landscape Manager role, please email your CV, a completed Equal Opportunities Form and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role based on the Job Description and Person Specification (up to two sides of A4), to northern.roots@oldham.gov.uk  by Sunday 5th June 2022.

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