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Posted: 7 Jan 2022
Deadline: 31 Jan 2022
Compensation: £9.30 per hour
Paid Part-time Fixed term / contract
St Werburghs City Farm is an inner-city oasis. Our vision is to inspire and educate happy, healthy communities through green spaces, local food and each other. Using a 2-acre small holding, a 1-acre community garden, a 2.5 conservation site and 13 acres of community allotments, our mission is to increase people's knowledge of where food comes from and access to locally produced food, enhance people's health and wellbeing through greater access to green spaces, and improve the capacity, confidence and cohesion of our community. With more than 3,500 service users, 15,000 people enjoying our events/facilities and more than 40,000 local visitors passing through the gates each year, we are a vital community resource, freely accessible to all.
Overall purpose of job
Propagation Place is the Farm’s eCommerce Community Business where a small team of staff and local volunteers grow and dispatch over 2000 orders of vegetable plug plants, amounting to over 100,000 individual plants, both locally and nationwide each growing season. All profits from sales are used to fund the work that we do in our local community. The project was born out of a consultation with local people to find out how we could better support our local food system whilst providing accessible volunteering, training and employment opportunities from our relatively small urban site. The Project Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Propagation Place Project through propagation, growing, packing and sales of vegetable plug plants, and be part in all other aspects of the project.
Job title: Propagation Place Project Assistant
Responsible to: Propagation Place Manager
Place of work: St Werburghs City Farm
Contract type: Fixed term, 6th months, starting 14th March
Salary: £9.30 per hour which equates to £18,135 pro rata. We are a National Living Wage employer.
Hours of work: 25 hrs p/w (09:00 – 15:30 Monday – Thursday) with some flexibility to include other days and weekends
Annual leave: 25 days plus statutory holidays pro rata
Probationary period: 2 weeks
Application deadline: 31st January 2022 (midnight)
If you’re successfully shortlisted, we’ll see you at an interview on the 7th or 8th February This opportunity falls under the Kickstart scheme, meaning applicants need to be in receipt of Universal Credit to apply.
Key Responsibilities, Roles, Tasks and Activities
Please note the Kickstart Scheme is a government scheme that provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. We are only in a position to interview and employ a person that meets this criteria.
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About Propagation Place
Propagation Place is the St Werburghs City Farm’s Community Business where a small team of staff and volunteers grow and dispatch over 2000 orders of vegetable plug plants, amounting to over 100,000 individual plants, both locally and nationwide each growing season. All profits from sales are used to fund the work that we do in our local community.