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Lead Grower – Black Rootz

The Ubele Initiative
Haringey, London

Posted: 24 Jan 2022

Deadline: 7 Feb 2022

Compensation: Freelance fixed term contract (21 hours per week for 52 weeks); £17 per hour

Paid Part-time Fixed term / contract


Job description

We are looking for an experienced Lead Grower to take up the challenge of the planning, development and management of growing sites that will produce fresh produce for the Black Rootz food growing enterprise, based at the Wolves Lane Horticulture Centre in Haringey. Applicants are invited to share their ideas for developing several growing sites using management methods consistent with regenerative practices whilst increasing crop yields of produce reflecting the heritage of the Black Rootz collective. Candidates should give consideration not only to the enterprise and how it might be developed to support the needs of the local community but also to be commercially viable. An understanding of growing culturally appropriate crops and experience of working black and minoritized collectives is essential.

The grower would ideally have a training qualification and a minimum of three years’ practical experience as a lead grower a chemical-free, organic commercial enterprise and a commitment to regenerative practices. You will have experience of growing for a diverse range of requirements to a high standard including plants for sale, growing produce for trade and supplying our onsite kitchen. You will need to be hardworking, practical, flexible and with a commitment to high standards. Ideally, you should have an aptitude for leading and driving excellence within a diverse team as well as an ability to work independently. Above all you should have a sense of humour, a love of the land and a passion to work with nature in a peri-urban growing space.

Application information

For further details and to apply, please visit the The Ubele Initiative webiste. If you have any questions about this role, email us at recruitment@ubele.org. The deadline for applications is 5pm 7 February 2022.

Please note that we will hold interviews with shortlisted candidates on the week commencing 21 February 2022.

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About The Ubele Initiative

An African diaspora led organisation, we believe in empowering Black and Minoritised communities to be catalysts for change. We work with community leaders, groups, and organisations in the UK and beyond to strengthen their sustainability, resilience, and voice. We are developing a model of best practice at the Wolves Lane Horticultural Centre, where we are within a consortium overseeing the transformation of the site into a community asset supporting local food growing enterprises.