Working at Drumanilra
Share in our Mission
Join us and be part of something from the beginning. Help us build on our foundations and bring an exciting new “organic food from the farm” business concept into the future. Help us shape the vision as well as be part of working towards it.
We aim to be guided, always, by concern for people, animals and the planet and measure our business success not just in terms of profit, but also in terms of the social and environmental impact of what we do. 100% of our profits will be reinvested in our business, our people and our wider social and environmental goals. If you’d like to find out more about our mission and our specific financial, social and environmental goals then please click here.
Live in the North West of Ireland
We offer a chance to live and work in a beautiful, un-touched part of the country. The great outdoors on your doorstep, the North West region has lakes, mountains, and a stunningly beautiful coastline waiting to be explored. We have mountain and low-land walking trails, cycle routes, and lake and ocean based water-sports like kayaking, surfing, sailing and wild swimming. We have heritage sites, fantastic food and a thriving arts and music scene. We have strong local communities, which are becoming increasingly diverse, and a cluster of businesses, food producers and individuals interested in alternative, holistic, lifestyles and well-being.
Here in the North West, you’ll find zero traffic jams on your commute to work. You’ll find a safe, friendly environment in which to raise a family including country primary schools with small class sizes, and secondary schools which more than hold their own in national ratings.
We’ll do everything we can to help you find a healthy work-life balance. Because we are a new company you will be part of working out what that looks like. It might sometimes involve working compressed working weeks, flexible work patterns, from home, in job shares, part-time or on annualised hours (for example working 10 months of the year and not working the other two).
We believe an active social life at work is hugely beneficial to us as individuals and as a team. A social working group with members elected from the various Drumanilra sites will organise Summer and Christmas social events, including our annual Summer BBQ at the farm. The working group will also organise optional events and get togethers outside work hours, like a pint after work, trip to the cinema, team sports, or a family day out.
We’ll work at negotiating discounts with local businesses for our team members, these might include creche facilities, gym membership, surf or horse riding lessons, golf club membership or entry to local tourist attractions.
We’ll encourage our various site and department teams to connect and share online via dedicated social media groups and a team member area on our website.
Employee Assistance Programme
Our Employee Assistance Programme will ensure you have unlimited access to a 24-hour free, confidential telephone helpline. This service gives you free advice on a wide variety of issues such as legal advice, information and where appropriate, face-to-face counselling.
Diversity and Inclusion
As a company we take a zero tolerance approach to bullying, harassment and work-place discrimination. We will work hard to build a diverse team. We are committed to inclusion across gender, age, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability. We will work hard to create a work environment where everyone feels valued and comfortable being themselves.
We offer a competitive salary to attract and retain great people. We reward performance and conduct annual pay reviews.
We believe that everyone in the organisation should share in the rewards of hard work. Our business plan aims to make a profit by 2022. We will distribute a percentage of the Drumanilra Group Companies net profit each year, into an employee profit share scheme.
When you join us, you’ll receive 20 days’ holiday a year plus public holidays. This will increase to 23 days after three years, and one day per year after that to a maximum of 30 days per year after 10 years. Your annual leave is pro-rata if you work part-time.
Cycle to work scheme
Basically, we buy the bike and safety equipment that you choose up to the value of £1,000. We then loan these back to you over an agreed period taking the money from your monthly pay packet through a ‘salary sacrifice’ arrangement. You effectively pay no tax or PRSI contributions on these amounts, and that means you can save up to 49% on the value of the bike and accessories (depending on the level of tax you pay).
Drumanilra Family Card
Our Staff Card will entitle team members to a half-price, nourishing lunch, in one of our cafes, on work days, and a 10% discount in all our cafes and shops for themselves, a guest, and accompanying children on days off.
Benefits as the Business Grows
As the business becomes profitable, we will conduct on-going consultation to develop the benefits package in line with the team’s priorities, and the company’s success. Benefits might include things like a matched funding Pension Scheme, Income Protection, Life Assurance and Sickness Benefit.
Performance Review Process
All team members, no matter how junior, will participate in an annual review scheme where performance and opportunities for training and career progression through the business, can be discussed and identified.
Training and Development
Depending on your role, you will receive up to 5 days paid induction training during the first six months in your role. After 12 months in the role, you will receive a minimum of two paid pro-rata days per year, for professional development. This might include one paid day per year to attend off-site or on-line professional development training in an area relevant to your career, one paid day working on Drumanilra Organic Farm or a paid day with one of our many partner food producers.
We value local community initiatives and organisations and want to play our part. If you’ve worked with us continuously for 12 months or longer, you’ll get a minimum of one paid day off per year to enable you to volunteer with local charities, community groups or organisations.