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Head Grower for market garden in east Devon

Haye Farm Partnership
Haye Farm, Musbury, Axminster EX13 8ST

Posted: 26/11/2019

Deadline: 10/01/2020

Compensation: £12.50 per hour or £26,000 per annum

Paid Full-time


Job description

Desirable skills:

  • First hand experience running a successful productive market garden.
  • Experience and proven ability in the management of a small team.
  • Practical with machinery.
  • Tractor experience essential.
  • Use of planting, harvesting and weeding machinery essential.
  • Maintenance of tools, equipment and site.
  • Experience of crop rotations and planning.
  • Thorough, precise and well organised.
  • The ability to provide the highest level of quality.
  • Hands-on, energetic and positive. 
  • Good team work, cooperative, able to follow instructions, communicate well. 
  • Reliable, self-motivated and able to work on own at times.
  • Basic IT skills and good record keeping essential.     
  • Driving license essential.

Haye Farm is looking for a long term partnership with the prospective grower. Ideally someone that has the willingness to shape the business to make it their own, with the ongoing support and existing customer basis that Haye Farm has established.  The successful vegetable business, established 5 years ago, produces for a number of restaurants and shops on an area of 3 acres.  The set-up includes four production polytunnels, two propagation tunnels, a large packing room, a refrigerated storage room, and associated machinery and equipment.

Our 66 acre mixed organic farm located in East Devon comprises a number of businesses. We have a small herd of Red Devon cows, breeding Gloucester Old Spot sows, Exlana sheep, egg laying chickens, a butchery and a brewery, for which we grow heritage grains. Our aim is to create sustainable food systems which support high levels of productivity whilst encouraging an increase in biodiversity and wildlife. Our farm team consists of four full time staff and two part time staff.

The farm is situated close to the picturesque Jurassic coast with boundless opportunities for walking and outdoor pursuits.

Accommodation is not available onsite. However, we can assist in looking for rental property in the local area if needed. 

Salary dependent on skills and experience. £26,000.00 based on a 40 hour week.

Application information

Please send CV ands cover letter to Harry harryboglione@gmail.com

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About Haye Farm Partnership

Haye Farm, 66 acre mixed organic farm located in East Devon comprises a number of small businesses. We have a herd of Red Devon cows, breeding Gloucester Old Spot sows, Exlana sheep, egg laying chickens, a butchery and a brewery, for which we grow heritage grains. Our aim is to create sustainable food systems which support high levels of productivity whilst encouraging an increase in biodiversity and wildlife.