We are seeking an experienced and organised grower to work alongside our FarmStart co-ordinator in scaling up the commercial growing element of our two-acre horticulture site.
For the last five years we have been investing in and transforming an old council nursery into a Community Food Hub with a range of vibrant projects, including our FarmStart training programme and commercial organic growing courses.
Year on year, we increase the amount of produce we grow, however, we have been very dependent on grants as well as the support of dedicated volunteers and trainees. We are acutely aware that this is not sustainable and that we need to move to a more commercial focus, greatly increasing production and sales of our fresh organic produce to our ready markets.
This summer we have seen significant progress, with us taking ownership of two large double-spanned polytunnels and investing in a new irrigation system. We are now looking for a dynamic and ambitious grower, who can help us meet the potential of our amazing site, our supportive markets and our dedicated community of trainees, volunteers and customers.
You can read more about this position by downloading the job description below. To apply, fill in the application form (also downloadable below) and send it in to email@example.com by no later than midnight on the 14th February.