Classifieds – Winter solstice ’23

Dec 21, 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.

Organic certified farm; 4 acres of field run on agroecological principles, managed with minimum tillage, green manures & crop rotation. 2 large polytunnels and a smaller no-dig garden. A large glasshouse is used to raise the majority of our own plants. Converted to a community supported agriculture scheme in 2023 and are excited to have more involvement from the local community. We’re looking to reach 100 boxes/week by early summer 2024.

In order to expand our CSA, we are recruiting for three positions:

Assistant grower: An experienced person to join our Head Grower in managing all aspects of the farm. The role is full-time and includes room and board, with salary subject to experience and accommodation options. The ideal candidate can start mid-February. Closing date for applications: 4th January 2024

Further information about this job click here.

Trainee Growers: Have you been looking for an opportunity to get into growing? This could be your chance! Join an established community farm with full board and weekly stipend. We have two positions available for a fixed term from mid-March to the end of September 2024. Closing date for applications: 21st January 2024.

Further information about the trainee grower positions click here.

Over 100 workshops and 45+ sessions live-streamed from the conference taking place from 4th – 6th January 2024.

Join speakers from the UK and around the world to celebrate 15 years of bringing the real food and farming movement together and explore the critical issues around food, farming and land justice.

You can buy tickets for the ‘Glastonbury of sustainable farming’ here.

​​Seeking a grower with the skills to work with farm members and volunteers to manage ​a market garden on 2.5 acres of growing beds within ​a unique community project. ​Starts February 2024 until end of October 2024.  ​Applica​tions welcome by those interested in working up to 4 days per week, job share and part-time applicants welcome.

Closing date for application 29th December 2023. For more information click here.

We have a vacancy for an Assistant Grower with us for the 2024 season. This is a great opportunity for a paid role that gives you the opportunity to learn the skills of commercial organic horticulture for local markets.

Working at Scilly Organics on St Martin’s, on the beautiful Isles of Scilly, you will be part of a small team producing organic fruit and vegetables sold within 5 miles of the farm. We have been growing organically here for 20 years.

Closing date for applications Friday 12th January 2024.

For more information about this position click here.

Would you like to join an existing group of four 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 particularly keen to hear from anyone with skills in promotions and marketing or with a legal background. We want to represent the diversity of the WWOOF community and encourage applications from all ages, ethnic and class backgrounds, people with disabilities and who identify as being LGTBQIA.

For more information click here.

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

​Seeking an experienced organic grower for the walled garden at Penpont Estate, situated in the heart of the Bannau Brycheiniog ​[Brecon Beacons] National Park.

The Grade II listed walled gardens contain 1.5 acres of growing ground, and have been certified with the Soil Association since 2002. Currently from January to June we manage small-scale veg & fruit box scheme, using produce from a local organic wholesaler as well as our own. From June to December, we shift to a well-stocked farm shop selling seasonal organic produce from the Walled Garden and other trusted sources.

Closing date for applications 15th January 2024. ​Interviews for this position​ will be held between the 5th and 9th of February​ 2024

For more information about this position click here.

This role will form a crucial part of FFCC’s farming team. Alongside our Agroecology Pathways Lead, the Director of Policy and Research, and our directors in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this role will lead on FFCC’s farming policy and advocacy. With a credible background in farming and/or agro-economics, the post holder will be familiar with farming and land use policy developments and issues across the UK and will take the lead on analysing, advising on and advocating for farming policies and practice that build on our research and recommendations.

Closing date for application Monday 8th January 2024.

For more information about this position click here.

10-acre Organic market garden on the edge of Dartmoor supplying 140 CSA-shares a week. We’re heading into our 15th growing-season and recruiting two hard-working and enthusiastic trainees to join our growing team from April-October 2024.

We provide an informal trainee programme offering experience in all aspects of setting-up a successful CSA enterprise from crop planning & propagation to tractor driving, cultivation, crop husbandry, managing volunteers, marketing & business management. We provide caravan accommodation on-site, £100/week allowance, a complimentary place on our comprehensive two-day CSA start-up training course & regular use of our wood-fired riverside sauna.

In return we ask our trainees to work Monday-Thursday 7.30am-4.00pm, to be enthusiastic, practical & willing to learn as part of a hard-working team. No previous experience necessary.

To apply email: chagfood@gmail.com outlining your reasons for applying and what qualities you would like to bring to the team. Closing date for applications 5pm Friday 12th January 2024.

The Virtual Open Days for the Agroecology, Water and Food Sovereignty MSc will give prospective students a chance to learn both about the course, and the work of the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience in which the MSc is delivered. It will consist of a presentation on key information, including the types of careers that our graduates go into, and a chance to meet teaching staff and ask questions about the programme.

For more information about the open day and to register for this free event click here.

The Husbandry School is an agroecological centre for learning set on 49 acres of land close to Ashburton. We are looking for an Assistant Grower (Maternity Cover) to join our team and help with vegetable production for our locally delivered veg bag, restaurants and shops. We currently grow veg on 1.5 acres of land, including polytunnels.

Closing date for application Monday 1st January 2024.

For more information about this position click here.

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, wouldn’t it be great to be the person who introduced them to our organisation through our new zine?  If you’re that person just email us your address and the approximate size of the event and we’ll post you some zines to spread the WWOOF word.

Maybe 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 and/or zine by email for you to print and put up. Just send us an email to: info@wwoof.org.uk and we’ll send you the file/s.

Many thanks.

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