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Growing People Social Enterprise Horticulturist

Growing People
Foundation House MK12 5HX

Posted: 02/11/2018

Deadline: 30/11/2018

Compensation: £16,000-£16,500 pa

Paid Full-time


Job description

Growing People is a grassroots urban horticultural enterprise that works with young people to explore sustainable, local community alternatives to growing food. It will do this by:

  • Growing great food and other produce in urban contexts, using environmentally sensitive techniques, to sell within our local communities
  • Growing people, with a focus on supporting young people towards employment, through horticultural training
  • Growing community by bringing people together around growing, eating and celebrating food 

For this post you will need an enhanced DBS check.

The purpose of this post is to be a part of the Growing People team:

  • Running a productive Urb Farm growing vegetables, salads and fruit in a small scale, urban context;
  • Supporting our Forest School education programme;
  • Engaging young people and other members of the community in the growing of the enterprise.

Key requirements

You will:

  • Have a passion for and knowledge of Horticulture
  • Strong commitment to tackling environmental concerns
  • Have a passion for engaging people, particularly young people in growing food locally
  • Experience of working with young people with Special Educational Needs
  • Ability to manage administrative systems
  • Driver with clean licence
  • Strong team work skills
  • Good literacy, numeracy and ICT skills

We value diversity and welcome applicants from all sections of the community

Application information

Please send your CV to stephen@mkchristianfoundation.co.uk

Please mention Roots to Work when applying for these jobs

About Growing People

Growing People is a grassroots urban horticultural enterprise that works with young people to explore sustainable, local community alternatives to growing food. It will do this by: • Growing great food and other produce in urban contexts, using environmentally sensitive techniques, to sell within our local communities • Growing people, with a focus on supporting young people towards employment, through horticultural training • Growing community by bringing people together around growing, eating and celebrating food