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Riverford Organic Farmers
Wash Farm, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JU
Compensation: £25,000-£30,000 per annum
Paid Full-time Fixed term / contract
Every week, Riverford delivers organic food to around 84,000 homes and businesses across the UK. This takes loads of brilliant people, from growers to IT experts, and more besides! We’re a friendly, forward-thinking bunch, and we celebrate diversity, valuing, supporting and developing the whole person as an equal opportunities’ employer. In 2018, Riverford became employee owned. Working here makes you a ‘co-owner’, our version of ‘employee’. Sustainability has been at the heart of Riverford’s values since we saw the light of day in 1987. The business has grown in recent years - we employ about 950 people. This is an exciting new position addressing the most important challenge of our time. We’re also proud to be a B Corp – a certification for ethical businesses who work not just for profit, but also to benefit people and the planet.
What you’ll be doing
You will be responsible for developing, researching and supporting the practical and commercial implementation of (mainly) land-based environmental projects at Riverford and neighbouring Baddaford Farm, with the aim of reducing environmental impacts and providing proof of concept that others might follow. This will include providing research evidence to support communications with co-owners, customers, growers, other partners and the wider world, which will take various forms including articles, presentations, and content for our online magazine, Wicked Leeks. You will report to Zac Goodall, our Sustainability Manager, and will work closely with Riverford founder Guy Singh-Watson at neighbouring Baddaford Farm, where some of the projects are based. We envisage you spending 50-75% of your time working with Guy on his land-based projects, and the rest of your time supporting Zac on other projects to effect sustainability improvements, mainly (but not exclusively) in the areas of carbon emissions and biodiversity.
This is a contract position for 1 year, working 40 hours per week, usually Monday to Friday. Your normal place of work will be Riverford’s main site, Wash Farm.
Project focus - this is by no means an exhaustive list, but will give you an idea of the range of projects:
Other aspects of work
Skills & experience
Salary £25,000 - £30,000 per annum depending on experience
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About Riverford Organic Farmers
Every week, Riverford delivers organic food to around 85,000 homes and businesses across the UK. This takes loads of brilliant people, from growers to IT experts, and more besides!