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Propagation Place Project Assistant x 2

St Werburghs City Farm

Posted: 31 Jan 2024

Deadline: 4 Mar 2024

Compensation: £12.49 per hour (£22,737 pro rata)

Paid Part-time


Job description

About the role

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  we do in our local community. The project was born out of a consultation to find out how to better support our local food system while providing accessible volunteering, training, and employment opportunities from our relatively small urban site. The two Project Assistants will be responsible for supporting the Propagation Place Project through picking and packing and sales of vegetable plug plants as well as being part of all other aspects of the project.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with propagation and seed sowing
  • Picking and packing of vegetable plug plants for online orders
  • Undertake day-to-day tasks such as setting up activities and tidying up at the end of the day
  • Act as a source of information and sales representative to members of the public
  • Ensure the safety of yourself, and others following the Farm's risk assessments and health and safety policies
  • Assist with stock management of both plants and seeds and add to sowing lists as necessary
  • Participate in achieving order delivery targets
  • Support volunteers with horticultural tasks
  • Undertake the role of an advocate and enable self-advocacy of beneficiaries/volunteers

Your approach

  • Commitment to learning new skills
  • Passionate about food growing, building resilient communities, and caring for nature.
  • Able to work efficiently and prioritise tasks
  • Commitment to inclusion, equality, and accessibility

Other details: 

  • Contract type: Fixed term, April 1st - Sept 27th 2024
  • Starting salary: £12.49 p/hr (£22,737 pro rata)
  • Hours of work: 21 hrs p/w (09:30 – 15:00 Monday – Thursday)
  • Place of work: St Werburghs City Farm
  • Annual leave: 25 days plus statutory holidays pro rata
  • Probationary period: 2 weeks

Application information

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About St Werburghs City Farm

St Werburghs City Farm connects people through land, nature, and food. Each year, we engage 60,000 people in spaces and services that build resilience, reduce isolation, and strengthen community. Our activities include accredited gardening placements for adults with learning disabilities, animal husbandry courses for inner-city children, woodland mindfulness for adults experiencing poor mental health, and conservation courses for people looking to develop new skills and connections.