Lead Food Grower & Trainee role

We’re hiring – again! We’re looking for a Lead Food Grower.

Rate of pay: £120/day
Dates: May – Nov 2019 (26 weeks delivery plus extra days for set-up/reporting – i.e. 30 weeks in total). The job will take place on ​Thursdays.

We need someone with excellent food growing knowledge and experience to lead crop production at the garden. Last year we raised funds by selling some of our produce to a local cafe, had a ‘pay what you can’ stall at the garden, and donated 20-25 bags of fresh produce to the Peckham Food Bank.

  • This is a part time role for 1 day / 7 hours per week. It is a key role at the garden and we are looking to fund it on a more permanent basis.  1 hour per session will be to cover your admin on/off site.
  • You will lead a regular weekly session for volunteers at GWG; overseeing our food growing programme.
  • You will lead and support up to 4 local trainees who will support you in growing and harvesting produce.
  • You will oversee harvesting and distribution of produce, liaise with local businesses/organisations and organise the team

The application deadline is 10th May. For more information please see the document below.

We are also looking for part time trainee food growers for the 2019 season.

Dates: Every Thursday, May to October.
Time: Training 10am – 1pm and supporting volunteers 2-4pm. Everyone participating is welcome to a shared garden lunch at 1pm.

A voluntary role, this is a fantastic opportunity to gain practical experience and knowledge of growing vegetables on a small scale and nurturing crops from seed to harvest over a full growing season.

This role would suit anyone with an interest in growing food to sell, urban food growing or running growing sessions at other projects.

We are looking for a team of up to 4 enthusiastic, committed, hands-on people who will help us develop food growing at the garden; in return for learning a wide range of skills across the growing season.

We especially want to work with people from our local area, sharing skills that will help them develop their own growing spaces.

Feedback from last years trainees:

“I loved every bit of it! Good balance of practical and theoretical experience. I also enjoyed learning from other trainees and volunteers, a great bunch.”

“I found it to be a supportive environment to learn about growing and making a community food project work.”

“I have gained far more confidence than I had expected. I also gained great connections in the industry/community”.

The deadline to apply is 10th May. For more information please see the document below.