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Communication & Engagement Traineeship

Earthlight Herbs Co-operative

Posted: 24 Jun 2021

Deadline: 7 Aug 2021

Compensation: Voluntary

Unpaid Traineeship Part-time Flexible hours Remote working

Job description

Earthlight Herbs Co-operative is a start-up Medicinal Herb Farm, Plant Nursery, Apothecary and Community Healing Centre on the edge of the Somerset Levels.

We offer Edible & Medicinal Plants and Handcrafted Herbal Products as a way to support you in creating your own Health Sovereignty.

About the traineeship

Our voluntary communication & engagement traineeship is a hands-on programme that allows you to learn more about heart-centred communications, community engagement and marketing.

It’s a chance to become part of a supportive community, hone your oral and written communication skills, and get your creative juices flowing. You’ll also learn about the healing power of plants as a sweet bonus!

This is a unique opportunity to get involved in a workers’ co-operative during its first year of operation. You’ll assist us in developing our social media channels, and marketing and communications strategies.  

When: July - December 2021.

Days & Time: 6 hours per week - this can be given in one day or split over two.

Where: Remote working (with possibility of occasional farm visit) 

You’ll learn: Communications and engagement strategy, planning and implementation. A typical day might include any of the following tasks: 

  • Researching and writing copy for instagram, blogs, or marketing materials

  • Engaging with local groups on Facebook 

  • Helping to shape and plan events 

  • Fielding queries from the website and instagram inbox

The traineeship also functions as a time bank for work trade. We trade work hours for plants, products and courses. All traineeship hours must be completed before they can be used in the time bank programme. 

If you’re onsite we also provide a delicious organic, vegan lunch.

About you

You’ll need to be able to follow clear directions and be flexible with tasks assigned. You’ll also need to have access to a computer, stable internet connection and smartphone for the duration of the traineeship.

About us

Our herb farm and plant nursery are designed for resilience, and managed using permaculture principles and agroecological farming methods.

We rely on organic and renewable resources, rather than inputs like chemical fertilisers, and promote natural biodiversity by working with the intelligence of nature, rather than against it.

We believe that when we learn how to grow our own food and medicine, we can begin to step away from our reliance on our fragile food and healthcare systems and create our own Health Sovereignty.

We offer our Herbal Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) as a tool for improving Health Sovereignty through education, and to provide a model for sustainably supporting organic growers, herbalists and the local economy.

Our handmade seasonal products are 100% natural, vegan, free of GMOs, sulphates, parabens, artificial ingredients or preservatives. They're freshly made in small batches which means you’ll always receive the most potent herbs available at that time of year.

Application information

Send an expression of interest to describing why you’re interested in the traineeship, as well as any relevant prior experience or skills. 

Applications are approved and accepted on a first come, first serve basis. At this point we can't accommodate anyone under 18 or parents bringing their children with them to the traineeship. If your application is approved, we’ll email you to schedule an interview.

We can't wait to hear from you!

Learn more about us over on our website or follow us on IG and FB @earthlightherbs

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About Earthlight Herbs Co-operative

Earthlight Herbs Co-operative is a Medicinal Herb Farm, Apothecary, Plant Nursery and Community Healing Centre on the edge of the Somerset Levels. We offer edible and medicinal plants and handcrafted herbal products to support people in creating their own Health Sovereignty.