Seasonal Grower (Part Time)

Seasonal Grower (Part Time)

Reference:
R0009772022

Location:
Forty Hall Farm - Enfield

Salary:
£17,896pa inclusive of London Weighting. Salary based on Business and Learning Support Scale

Closing date:
29 January 2023

Part Time Fixed Term Contract,

4 days per week, April -Oct 2023

Forty Hall Farm, Enfield

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Seasonal Grower to join the team in the Market Garden at Forty Hall Farm - a nine-acre intensive growing site producing a wide range of seasonal organic fruit and veg for sale locally through Enfield Veg Co, our own local veg bag delivery scheme, and on-site farm shop.

The Market Garden produces approximately 20,000kg of fruit and vegetables per year and is part of a historic, diverse, Soil Association-certified mixed farm which incorporates extensive livestock production, a 5 hectare vineyard, a community orchard and woodland over its 60 hectares. The seasonal grower position is a fixed-term post for the duration of the busiest part of the growing season, and enables us to supply the veg bag scheme and farm shop with produce throughout the year.

The successful candidate be a highly motivated, enthusiastic grower, ideally with some experience of small scale commercial growing. The opportunity is an ideal step to gain more experience in organic vegetable production. They will work with the Growers and other farm staff to assist with the operation of the market garden, as well as occasionally helping with the running of Enfield Veg Co. The job incorporates all aspects of horticultural production at a variety of scales - from no-dig polytunnels to field-scale tractor-based production - along with occasional supervision and leadership of students and volunteers with diverse abilities and experience.

It would be expected that you would be willing and able to undertake occasional paid weekend work, which may include assisting at our monthly farmers' markets and farm events.

The ideal candidate will have a willingness to work in outside in all weathers, as well as in high temperatures in polytunnels in summer. A commitment to engaging with the community and in working with the Farm team to create a unique facility at Forty Hall Farm. They should demonstrable interest in organic farming, food production and horticulture, and a commitment to environmental sustainability and have the ability to carry out horticultural tasks (such as seed sowing, harvesting, packing) quickly and efficiently, while meeting tight time deadlines and maintaining a high rate of work throughout the day.

What's in it for you?

We offer the opportunity to help develop your skills and knowledge in a friendly team environment, plus a range of benefits including a career average pension scheme (LGPS), employee assistance programme and full access to Capel Gardens.

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We are committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects the wider community we support. We particularly welcome applicants from groups currently under-represented in senior roles, including females, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), people with disabilities and from the LGBTQ community.

Safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our students and expect everybody working for the College to share this commitment. We actively seek DBS clearance checks for applications of employment as part of our safeguarding procedures.

Closing date: 29 January 2023

Interviews: 6 February 2023 (TBC)