Our Team

The people who help keep us going...

The farm employs a small team of staff to run day to day operations, supported by a host of amazing volunteers, including our Trustees who oversee governance and our strategic direction. Our current team:

General Manager: 
Emma King

The Livestock Team:
Land & Livestock Manager:
Maria Day
Livestock Supervisor:
Lily Brixey
Part-time Livestock Assistants:
Toby Lynch, Kelsie Harman

The Riding School Team:

Riding School Manager/Chief Instructor: 
Joanna Henbrey – Stage 5 performance rider; Stage 5 Performance Center Manager; Stage 4 – Senior Eventing Coach; British Dressage List 4 Judge.
*Riding School License Deen City Farm, Joanna Henbrey,  LN/0000017111 )
Riding School Groom/Instructor:
Jennifer Knight – Stage 2 in complete horsemanship Stage 3 care.

Riding School Groom/Trainee Instructor:
Grace Wrinckles, Zohra Laoufi, Becky Philbey
The Visitor Services Team:
Visitor Services Manager:
Roxanne Cullen

Education Officer:
Ben Smith
Garden Coordinator:
Emily Manly
Visitor Services Assistant:
Caitlin Dieter, Jenna Lawrence
Phil Edmonds

*(For information about any possible staff vacancies, please have a look here or keep an eye on our Facebook page, and for information about volunteering and how you can help out at the farm, check out our volunteer page).

Our Trustees

As a charity we are run and governed by a committee of Trustees. They are ultimately responsible for the running of the farm as well as its governance and finances. As well as having these governance responsibilities, Trustees bring a wide variety of skills to the committee. As we are also a company (limited by guarantee) they act as the company directors of Deen City Farm Limited. 

Current Trustees (23/24):

Matt Linden (Chair), Eileen Flanagan (Treasurer), Kelly Turner (Secretary), Henry Nelless, Lisabeth Liell, Jay Crush, Richard Dollimore, Jennifer Grainger (Vice Chair), David Laird.

Becoming a Trustee

We are currently recruiting new voluntary trustees to support the long term development of the Farm, and we are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with animal welfare, fundraising and grant application experience. 

Our ideal trustees are strong communicators, well organised and committed, with a good knowledge of the local area and a genuine interest in the work of city farms and riding schools. 

The Farm’s committee meet regularly, as well as supporting events and fundraising activities. Successful candidates will be required to undergo a DBS check.

If you are interested in applying, please send a recent CV to Matt Linden at chair@deencityfarm.co.uk.

Current Trustee Vacancies

Role: Trustee, we are looking for new voluntary trustees to help support the long term development of the farm. 

Commitment: The Board meets every other month, and Trustees would additionally be expected to spend a day, roughly every 3 months volunteering onsite or attending events and supporting fundraising activities. 

Role: Please find the full role description and how to apply here. 

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