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Gardening Assistant

Linley Farm, Market Garden
Linley, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire SY95HL

Posted: 24/03/2021

Deadline: 30/04/2021

Compensation: Living Wage

Paid Full-time Fixed term / contract


Job description

We are a 4 acre vegetable & flower market garden in an old walled garden with polytunnel and traditional greenhousing. We are part of a large diversified regenerative organic livestock and arable farm. The market garden is in its second year of production supplying high-quality organic vegetables and flowers locally and to select London restaurants and markets. We practice no-dig methods, focusing on soil health and composting.

We seek an enthusiastic, industrious and self-motivated worker with a good-natured and positive attitude, who is willing to work 35 hours a week from April through October. The Assistant Gardener must be ready to work in all aspects of growing, harvesting and preparing organic vegetables and flowers for sale. They must be happy to muck in and be willing to work occasionally in other areas of the estate than in the garden. The successful candidate will work as a member of our small field crew, taking direction and working alongside our Head Grower.

Duties

  • Weeding
  • Watering
  • Propagation, pricking out, transplanting, planting
  • Harvesting and post-harvest handling
  • Soil Cultivation and Composting
  • Pruning
  • Greenhouse management and maintenance
  • Keeping the place tidy and organised
  • Compliance with Organic certification

Competencies

  • Ability to communicate clearly in English, verbally and in writing
  • Able to work outdoors in all types of weather
  • Be professional, collegial, straightforward, patient and non-aggressive
  • Capable of both working alone and in a team
  • Able to lift at least 50 pounds (20Kg) on a regular basis
  • Ability to use/maintain garden tools
  • Ability to use and maintain small farm machinery
  • Have ability to do basic DIY

Remuneration Remuneration is set at the Government’s national living wage in relation to age.

We would like to fill this role early in April 2021, with a one month trial period.

Application information

Send a letter of interest and current C.V. to: vegetables@linleyestate.co.uk  

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About Linley Farm, Market Garden

Organic farm near Bishop's Castle, Shropshire.