Help with horses, sheep and childcare on a large farm, near Oxford, UK

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    19/06/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Our farm is 400 acres. The main enterprises on the farm are:

    - 300 commercial breeding sheep producing 500 - 600 lambs per year.
    - 250 young female sheep being reared for sale as breeding animals.
    - 300 acres of arable crops (wheat barley etc).
    - a horse livery business where customers pay us to look after their horses, currently approx 12 horses.

    This is a real working farm that aims to produce profit by farming in a sustainable way.

    Joe (34) runs the farm and will be your manager. He is very knowledgeable as well as good fun! Sarah (35) runs the horse business. Joe and Sarah have two children, William is 7 and Thomas is 4.

    William loves sport, especially football. Thomas is a energetic boy and enjoys Ju-Jitsu and riding his pony.

    You will be paid ensuring compliance with UK minimum wage law.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be living and helping in beautiful rural Oxfordshire on a stunning working farm. This is a family run enterprise and you will be considered part of that family, able to take part and learn about all aspects of the farm business as well as being able to enjoy the lovely countryside.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for a workawayer to help with the running of our farm in Oxfordshire.

    Duties will include:
    - 70% helping with the horses which will include turning out, bringing in, mucking out, other yard work.
    - 15% helping on the farm with sheep and other general farm work, maintenance etc. children during the summer holidays. It is a very busy time on the farm with harvest and the horses so an extra pair of hands is much appreciated!
    - 15% helping with occasional childcare.

    This is a very exciting opportunity to work on a real farm and be involved in our busy family business. We are looking for someone that is keen to get involved in all aspects of the business and our lives.

    For the right workawayer there will be the opportunity to ride the horses too.

    The ideal candidate MUST:
    - have a lot of experience working with horses including doing all the tasks mentioned above.
    - be physically fit.
    - have a excellent level of spoken English.
    - no dietary requirements, no vegetarians or vegans.
    - willing to get stuck in and work hard!

    Although not essential other useful skills are (if you don't have these skills but they interest you then we can teach you):
    - childcare experience.
    - farm work experience.
    - machinery experience.
    - full driving license.
    - enjoy playing sports.

    You will be paid ensuring compliance with UK minimum wage law.

    We can only accommodate one workawayer, no pets and no couples.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Large, new caravan next to house. Excellent shower facilities etc. Wifi in caravan. Or if you prefer you can live in the house - large guest room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is 30 minutes drive from Oxford.
    Nearest train station is 10 minutes drive.
    London is 40 minutes away by train.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of space to accommodate a camper van or motorhome.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Approx 20 hours per week, varies.

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