Very excitingly, we are now recruiting this year’s apprentices! And we’re looking for an assistant grower too…
Here’s what’s involved:
Apprentice Growers (Two unpaid positions): To learn about the production of organic salads, vegetables and fruit at our urban market gardens in Hackney. Both posts start at the end of March and run for 28 weeks. One post 1 ½ days per week (Mon 9.00am – 4.00pm, Tues 2.00pm – 7.00pm) and the second is Tuesdays only (9.00am – 7.00pm). Both positions are voluntary.
Basically, we are looking for two enthusiastic people keen to put their Interest in sustainable and commercial urban food production into practice, the desire to grow food for a living and the willingness to work mainly outdoors throughout the year (yes, you’ve been reading my blog, so you know what’s involved!)
Assistant Grower (Paid position): To assist the Grower (that’s me!) in all areas of work, in particular the work related to supplying organic produce to the Fruit & Veg Scheme and Urban Farm Shop. The post is 1 day per week: Tuesdays: 9am – 7pm. £17,510 pro-rata (pay award pending).
We’re looking for someone with an interest in sustainable urban food production and the desire to put that interest into practice, some experience of growing and the ability to supervise volunteers.
If you want to apply, download an application pack here. And don’t hang about…deadline is 5pm on Wednesday, 17th March.
Looking forward to seeing your application!