Commercial Grower Vacancy: Growing Well, Cumbria

May 21, 2020

Growing Well are looking for a Commercial Grower at their mental health charity and organic fruit and veg farm in the South Lakes, Cumbria.

We are growing!

  • Are you a commercial grower with at least 3 years’ practical experience in organic production horticulture?
  • Would you relish the opportunity to come and put your practical and commercial skills to use within a unique mental health charity and horticultural enterprise in the South Lakes?
  • Can you jump straight into action on our 6-acre organic site, planning and working with field-scale and polytunnel crops?
  • Would a full-time salary provide the security you need within a setting you’d love?

Growing Well produces organic veg boxes to over 70 local households, with aspirations to grow this to 100. This “crop share” provides vital income to underpin our charitable work, which benefits over 120 local people per year. Our diverse crop planning supports our vocational mental health recovery work and our accredited horticultural training centre.

We also provide organic vegetables for wholesalers and local catering businesses.

We are seeking an experienced grower with a passion for progress and L2 or above in commercial horticulture (or equivalent) to join our multidisciplinary team, so that we can continue to develop our growing enterprise. You must be an excellent communicator with strong financial awareness. Tractor driving experience essential. Understanding of organic standards and practices preferred.

For an application pack click here.

For more information email: mary@growingwell.co.uk

To apply please send a covering letter and a current CV to: mary@growingwell.co.uk

 

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