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Organic Grower / Delivery Driver

Reddy Lane Market Garden
Reddy Lane, Millington, Cheshire, WA14 3RB

Posted: 18/02/2021

Deadline: 03/03/2021

Compensation: Minimum wage

Paid Part-time Fixed term / contract


Job description

Market gardener required for March 2021 start

We are recruiting for a market gardener/ delivery driver at Reddy Lane Market Garden starting in March. It is for 15 hours over Wednesday and Thursday, with mornings spent growing organic veg and afternoons spent delivering veg boxes from March-end of October (possibility of extension until mid December). You may also be expected to help with harvesting and packing the veg boxes. You need to be able to get to Reddy Lane (WA14 3RB) independently. There is no public transport, but cycling 4 miles from Altrincham train and tram station is possible.

What you get:

  • Paid work contributing to expanding the organic food and farming sector in Manchester
  • Paid work seed sowing, weeding, supporting plants, watering, maintenance jobs, and harvesting organic vegetables
  • Realistic experience of working in food and farming- both the highs and the lows
  • Opportunity to work at our lovely market garden in Cheshire
  • Full training given for successful applicants
  • National minimum wage (£8.91 per hour for over 21) for 15 hours on Wednesday and Thursday

Criteria for applicants:

Essential:

  • Over 25 years old (due to van insurance)
  • Full clean driving license
  • Able to drive and confidence driving van for deliveries
  • Able to work Wednesday and Thursday
  • Able to get to Reddy Lane (WA14 3RB) independently
  • Able to do manual work like adding compost to beds and loading the van (full training given)
  • Able to work outside in all weathers
  • Interest in food, growing and using
  • Enthusiasm and ability to learn
  • Experience managing volunteers or apprentices

Desirable:

  • Access to own vehicle
  • Knowledge about growing and using food
  • Experience working or volunteering in food growing or gardening setting

Application information

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria to Lindsay on contact@reddylane.com by deadline of 03/03/21 for later in March start. CVs without a covering letter will not be considered.

If you have any questions, about the jobs, email contact@reddylane.com.

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About Reddy Lane Market Garden

We are a small organically certified market garden in Cheshire. We run a small independent veg box scheme. We're a not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee.