Classifieds – Samhain ’23

Nov 1, 2023

Welcome to the WWOOF UK Classifieds section. Here you can find postings from members and other friends of WWOOF UK regarding opportunities, job listings, property advertisements and more. Have something you’d like listed in our Classifieds section? Send us an email.

Head Grower vacancy – Black Isle Brewery, Scotland

We are looking for an experienced Head Grower to lead our sustainable growing operation. The candidate will be dedicated to agroecological principles and have a proven track record of running an organic production garden. This is a permanent position with the possibility of on-site accommodation.

Closing date for application is Monday 6th November. For more information click here.

Job opportunities with the Ecological Land Cooperative

Fundraising Manager (maternity cover)

We’re looking for a superstar fundraiser to join our dynamic, friendly staff team at the Ecological Land Cooperative.

The Fundraiser Manager is responsible for securing donations, grants and funds for all aspects of the work. including overseeing the role out of an individual giving scheme.  

22.5 hours per week. 12-month contract. £31,317 per annum pro rata.

Closing date Sunday 5th November. For more information click here.

Site Development Manager (maternity cover)

We’re looking for an ecologically minded Site Development Manager to oversee the development of our agroecological small-holding sites across England and Wales.

This includes working with outside contractors to develop site infrastructure such as barns and utilities; managing the work of individual site managers; supporting planning permission applications and ecological monitoring; and responding to enquiries around land donations.

15 hours per week. 9-month contract.  £31,317 per annum pro rata.

Closing date Sunday 5th November. For more information click here.

The Orchard Network series of webinars launches in November.

Practical Actions for Orchard Communities

Seasoned orchardist and author Wade Muggleton and a panel of England’s finest pomologists will present four sessions:

Wonderful Orchards – Nov 7 – orchard culture, heritage, and wildlife

Planning an Orchard – Nov 14 – planning and planting

Managing an Orchard – Nov 21 – ongoing management

The Orchard Harvest – Nov 28 – harvesting and processing your fruit

The sessions are primarily aimed at groups who manage or are planning a community orchard, but there’s plenty of useful content for everyone. Each session will last about an hour and a half, and include a Q&A with the panel, all for just £5 each. More info and to book your place click here.

Grower vacancy at Five Acre Farm

Five Acre Community Farm, a well-established CSA based outside of Coventry is looking for a full-time grower. We are seeking a grower with experience to join our team producing organic veg and fruit all year round for our community of 90 households.

The successful candidate will work alongside our farm manager and volunteers and will be expected to play a key role in crop production and farm upkeep. The role is 4.2 days average per week, annual salary starting at £20,620 pro rata with statutory holiday allowance and a pension offered.

Closing date for applications is Monday 6th November. For more information click here.

New Agro-forestry project in Pembrokeshire

57 acres in a secluded valley just outside of Wolf’s Castle, near Haverfordwest, with potential for development as rewilding projects / land-based enterprises / OPD (One Planet Development) There are 8 plots of land for sale, each between 4 and 12 acres. Prices are in the region of £9k per acre. Stunning views, fertile soil, footpath access to a stream.

For more information click here.

WWOOF UK are looking for Trustees

Would you like to join an existing group of five dedicated individuals, committed to overseeing the direction of WWOOF UK? Do you want to help more people experience the meaningful connection to self, land and others through immersing themselves in low impact ways of living? We are looking for someone with specialist skills in promotions and marketing, preferably from the under 40 age group.

For more information click here.

Sue Coppard with friends; including trustees, staff, WWOOFers and hosts at our 50th anniversary celebration

Seasonal grower at East Neuk Market Garden

East Neuk Market Garden is looking to add an experienced grower to our team as we consolidate and refine our growing after our first five seasons at our farm in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. We are a community supported agriculture farm as well as selling veg directly to restaurants, cafes, shops and at the monthly Bowhouse market. We are a 4 acre farm using mostly no or minimal tillage methods, with 5 polytunnels and an establishing agroforestry system.

We are looking for someone with experience in production horticulture, be that as a student, trainee or employee, who can demonstrate strong familiarity with small scale vegetable production. Former WWOOF UK hosts having hosted WWOOFers in the early days of establishing the project.

Closing date for application is Monday 6th November. For more information click here.

Land at Severells Field, Cirencester – January 2024

I have 4.5 acres of potential CSA land and 1.5 acres of woodland, suitable for a veg box scheme to the adjoining eco village community, other local communities and local primary school. Also potential land for land worker housing.

Looking for an experienced organic and entrepreneurial grower. Long lease at a peppercorn rent available.

Email noa.ggl@gmail.com for more info.

Join the ELC as an Ecological Farmer

The Ecological Land Cooperative are looking for land workers to take on smallholding plots at our site in East Cornwall. Orchard Park is a former dairy pasture nestled just below Bodmin Moor, within easy reach of Callington and Liskeard.

The smallholding plots range from 3.7 to 10 acres and will come supplied with access, off-grid electricity, a communal barn and water supply. Orchard Park has already obtained temporary planning permission to live on site in a temporary dwelling.

So if you have a great agroecological business idea, are looking for land, and would like the opportunity to join a supportive change-making cooperative please click here.

Horticulture Assistant, Perthshire, Scotland

Assistant grower opportunity at Tomnaha Market Garden, Crieff, Perthshire. Responsible for assisting in all aspects of vegetable production in the field, polytunnels, propagation and packing shed, working alongside other employees and volunteers.

Starting early April – November 2024. Wage: £10.90/hour (or current national living wage) Hours: 5 days a week, averaging 38 hours/week including weekend cover.

Closing date for application is Friday 10th November 2023. Please send a cover letter and CV to: info@tomnaha.com Please include references. Thank you

House with 5 acres of land for sale – Shropshire

Detached house with 5 acres of pasture and woodland, not far from the market town of Ludlow.

The Goggin, Richards Castle, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 4EX

For more information click here.

Knepp Market Garden – Assistant Growers

Knepp market garden is going into its third season next year, and we are excited to be able to expand our team and offer two full-time assistant grower jobs from March through to October 2024.

We are looking for motivated, hard-working people who are passionate about agroecological vegetable production as well as creating good team energy and good workflow.

Closing date for application is Monday 13th November. For more information click here.

Can you get WWOOF UK into a festival?

We’ve got some funky zines to spread the word about WWOOF and maybe you can help!?! Maybe you know of an event or festival we should be seen at?

If you’re going to an event where there might be WWOOFy minded people, maybe you’d like to ‘sow some seeds’ by taking along some of our new zines? If so, please email us your address and the rough size of the event and we’ll send you some zines to spread the WWOOF word.

Can you could put up a poster on your university noticeboard, allotment group board, local food café or other public space? We can send you a digital copy of the poster or zine by email for you to print. Just send us an email: info@wwoof.org.uk

Many thanks.

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