Job Opportunity: General Manager at the Seed Co-operative

Mar 3, 2022


This is a key position within the Seed Co-operative and is a permanent position: an exciting and demanding role with huge potential for someone with strong business and people skills. 

Job Specification 

You will be leading a small team on site and supporting them in their varied roles, which include growing and processing seeds, running our online shop, keeping our base of supporters and members connected, and developing all aspects on the business, including sales, marketing, and on-site projects. You will report to the Board of Directors. 

Duties include: 

∙ managing, supporting, recruiting and training staff. 

∙ financial management and reporting. 

∙ day to day business management and oversight. 

∙ embedding a co-operative and supportive culture. 

∙ strategic planning. 

∙ responsibility for health and safety on site. 

Person Specification 

You should have: 

∙ experience of leading and inspiring others. 

∙ experience of applying management structures and processes. 

∙ strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills. 

∙ the capability to foster and promote a collaborative team environment.

∙ experience of developing and delivering on business plans and budgets.

∙ knowledge and experience of the horticulture/seed sector (desirable).

∙ an understanding of an organic/biodynamic environment (desirable). 


About Us 

Our mission is to sow the seeds of a healthy and resilient organic food system that  promotes diversity, democracy and a closer relationship with our food, and those who grow it. Please see for more information. We welcome applications from people with difficulties and disabilities and are happy to make adjustments to suit your requirements. 


£26,000-32,000 depending on skills and experience.  

Working arrangements are flexible. 

You will need to be on site in Gosberton, Spalding at least fifty percent of the time. 

Do you think you have the skills to help?

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