Job Offer: Experiened Organic Grower – Glasgow

Dec 17, 2017

Locavore, a social enterprise in Scotland, seek an organic grower to join their team. Help them build a more sustainable local food system, better for the local economy, the environment and our communities. 

Locavore have been working since 2011 to develop ideas and practical solutions which can be used to deliver a better food network. Over this time they’ve opened a shop, developed a market garden, established a veg box scheme and got lots of people more engaged in thinking about issues around food, where it comes from, and the fairness and sustainability of mainstream supply chains.

Here’s what Locavore have to say about this opportunity to join them:

We’re currently growing on 3 sites in and around Glasgow on a total of about 3.5 acres. We supply our own shop, veg box scheme with 550 customers and other local cafes and shops.

We’re looking to recruit an additional grower to help with the continued development of our growing operations so we can produce even more fresh organic produce in 2018 and beyond. The retail value of our produce in 2017 was in the region of £55k and we aim to grow this exponentially over the next few years.

To make our plans a success we are looking for someone who can bring extra knowledge and skills to the team to allow us to be a more efficient and productive small organic farm. The key attribute you will need is to be an adaptable problem solver who is always looking for ways to improve what they are doing, and how it is done. Our ideal candidate would have experience of working in a successful organic horticultural businesses at a similar scale or larger.

Skills & attributes to include:

  • Ability to use two wheel BCS tractor.
  • Fast and efficient with manual tasks such as weeding, transplanting and harvesting.
  • Able to work well with others and supervise volunteers and seasonal help.
  • Experience of growing in polytunnels
  • Experience of organic growing or modern market gardening techniques.
  • Experience growing a wide range of vegetables at similar scale.
  • Ability to prioritise.
  • Fine with getting soaked in a cold windy field.
  • Full clean driving license.

 

How to apply:

The closing date for applications is 8am on Friday 19th of January 2018.

Please submit a CV (maximum 2 pages) along with a cover letter outlining why you want to work with us and what you think you could bring to the team in terms of experience, skills and ideas.

Applications should be by email to: recruitment@glasgowlocavore.org and the subject heading should be ‘Application – Grower’.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 2nd of February 2018.

For more details and information on how to apply please view the full job description click here.

The Glasgow Locavore website: glasgowlocavore.org

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