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Blacklands Organics Ltd
Posted: 8 Nov 2023
Deadline: 3 Dec 2023
Compensation: £11 per hour
Required: Full Time Grower
Blacklands Organics, Westmill Farm, SN6 8TH
Blacklands Organics is looking for a grower to join our team, starting at the end of February 2024 on a yearly contract. For the right person, this could be a long term position.
We have a 10 acre Organic certified vegetable farm in the beautiful Vale of the White Horse in south Oxfordshire, entering our 8th year of production on an established site. On the farm we grow a full range of veg on an 8 acre field, in a 1 acre market garden and in 11 no dig polytunnels, we also raise all our own seedlings and have started saving our own seed. We sell our veg at a weekly farmers market, small box scheme and wholesale, we also have an honesty box shop onsite. Currently we have three full time growers, including head grower Jamie, and one part time grower.
Day-to-day duties will include all aspects of growing, from harvesting, packing, weeding, seeding to maintenance and record keeping. An eye for detail, consistency and the ability to manage your time are vital as this is a busy commercial operation. A successful applicant would report to the head grower and the polytunnel manager but there are plenty of opportunities for responsibility.
At Blacklands we try to be innovative and reactive, aware of the global climate challenges facing us and driving change to our local food environment for better health for soil, people and the planet. You’ll be expected to contribute with short and long term planning, ideas about how we can improve are very much welcomed and we have weekly walks round the farm with the full team where these can be raised.
This is a full time position of 40 hours per week with a contract of employment including statutory sick leave, paid holiday and a pension scheme. Work is primarily based on the farm but there is occasional delivery or weekend market selling involved, mainly to cover holidays. Onsite living may be available, please be in touch for details.
Hourly rate of pay is £11
Applicants must have:
Tractor driving experience
Start date would be 19/2/23
Please email Jamie at email@example.com for more info and with your CV and covering letter by midnight 3/12/23. Initial interviews will be held by phone or zoom and then a second round of in person interviews and trial days held the week of 4/12/23.
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About Blacklands Organics Ltd
10 acre Organic certified veg farm in South Oxfordshire, Growing a full range of veg for market and wholesale. Employing up to 5 people, we are in our 6th year of production and have a successful and well respected farm.