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Urban growing trainees

Growing Communities
Clissold Park or Springfield Park, Hackney

Posted: 13/01/2020

Deadline: 03/02/2020

Unpaid Traineeship Part-time Fixed term / contract

Job description

Growing Communities is an award-winning social enterprise based in Hackney. We run a weekly organic fruit and veg box scheme, the Growing Communities farmers’ market and a Patchwork Farm in Hackney, made up of several small urban market gardens.

We are currently recruiting three urban trainee growers. The (unpaid) traineeship will involve learning all the different aspects involved in growing vegetables with a particular emphasis on salad leaves. These traineeships are aimed at people who want to develop their food-growing skills. Trainees will work alongside the grower, learning all aspects of running our urban market gardens. The traineeship involves one day a week. In addition there will be monthly evening tutorials. The traineeship lasts for six and a half months, from the second half of March until the end of September.

If you would like to apply, please follow the link below. Please make sure you fill in all parts of the application form. The deadline for applications is Monday 3 February and we will let applicants know by Friday 7 February if they have been shortlisted for interview. Interviews will take place on Thursday 13 February. The traineeship will begin week commencing 23 March.

GC is also looking for a part-time, paid Veg pack supervisor too. Details on same web page.


Application information

Download the job description, application form and recruitment monitoring form from the Growing Communities website: and return them to the email or postal address on the page.

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About Growing Communities

Award-winning east London social enterprise working to reshape the food and farming systems that feed us, through our organic fruit and veg scheme, all-organic farmers' market, urban food growing, training and campaign work