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Grower/Co-op Member

Greengrow, Berry Farm
Norfolk/Suffolk border

Posted: 10 Nov 2021

Deadline: 24 Dec 2021

Compensation: £10 per hour (inc. accommodation)

Paid Part-time Permanent


Job description

Dynamic grower with field-scale and tractor experience wanted to join workers’ co-op in the Waveney valley to work with us and expand 30+ veg box business as part of a small team. Must be willing to take initiative, work co-operatively, market non-box produce to new and existing customers  and be comfortable managing volunteers/trainees. We have three large polytunnels, established orchards, and outdoor growing space integrated with our leys/stock grazing (red poll cattle). We have some educational visits to the site and currently also work with local foodbanks. We are committed to agro-ecological principles and social justice. Position has come about as one of our workers is taking on more work in other aspects of the farm.

This role would suit someone who has at least two growing seasons under their belt and is now looking for a place where they can establish themselves long-term.

Dynamic grower with field-scale and tractor experience wanted to join workers’ co-op in the Waveney valley to work with us and expand 30+ veg box business as part of a small team. Must be willing to take initiative, work co-operatively, market non-box produce to new and existing customers  and be comfortable managing volunteers/trainees. We have three large polytunnels, established orchards, and outdoor growing space integrated with our leys/stock grazing (red poll cattle). We have some educational visits to the site and currently also work with local foodbanks. We are committed to agro-ecological principles and social justice. Position has come about as one of our workers is taking on more work in other aspects of the farm.

This role would suit someone who has at least two growing seasons under their belt and is now looking for a place where they can establish themselves long-term.

Hours: 28 hours per week

Pay and benefits package: £10 hourly rate expressed as £823.33 plus £350/month rent, £40/month water, electric, slightly rubbish WiFi and surplus veg, with opportunity to grow income along with business.

Role is permanent with a seven month trial period. We would like the post-holder to be in position for the beginning of the 2022 growing season (exact date by negotiation).

Application information

Further particulars available at www.greengrow.org.uk – and email info@greengrow.org.uk with a CV and letter outlining your interest in the post and co-operative working, fit with us and experience.

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About Greengrow, Berry Farm

We're a workers' co-op based on collectively owned and worked Berry Farm in the Waveney valley. We're active members of the Landworkers Alliance and longstanding WWOOF hosts. We're committed to agroecology, resilient agriculture, social justice and co-operative working.