Paid Position – Care Farm Grower, Hertfordshire

Mar 17, 2022

WWOOF UK hosts in Hertfordshire – a not-for-profit farming, food, care and education farm – have an exciting vacancy for a grower.

 

We are looking for a grower to oversee the sustainable production of fruit and vegetables on our Care Farm that works with adults with difficulties as well as volunteers.

What we do

We grow the widest variety of fruit and vegetables on 10 acres of orchards, soft fruit, kitchen gardens, field vegetables and 4 polytunnels. All the produce goes to our farm shop, cafe, pub and a box scheme where we deliver weekly around Hertfordshire. We are a community interest company [CIC] with multiple enterprises on the farm.

For more information about Church Farm Ardeley please have a look at their website: www.churchfarmardeley.co.uk

Church Farm Ardeley is in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

This is a permanent and full-time position.

 £21,000 – £24,000 per annum.

Key skills and responsibilities

As well as practical hands on experience of growing fruit and vegetables the candidate will be:

  • Supporting and leading Co-Farmers to successfully and safely participate in the activities and tasks on the farm, according to their recognised needs and their personal goals.
  • Complying with all safeguarding, health and safety and security policies.
  • Communicating effectively with individuals according to agreed standards and procedures, accessing and updating records in keeping with guidelines and policy.

Experience in any of the following is desirable but not essential

  • Activity coordination
  • Care farming
  • Horticultural therapy

Essential

Knowledge of growing fruit and vegetables on a small scale. Passion and enthusiasm, an eye for detail and tidiness.

The job is physically demanding as most of the work is carried out by hand!

We are looking for a highly motivated, compassionate individual to manage and lead the horticulture activities. This will involve overseeing all aspects of the growing activity from farm to fork.

To apply

Please email tim@churchfarmardeley.co.uk with CV and covering letter.

Closing date for applications: Friday 1st April 2022

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