Our goal is to connect good people with good food. We advertise sustainable food job and training opportunities to help jobseekers and employers find each other.
The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London EC2A 4LT
Compensation: Expenses for lunch and travel up to £13/day
Unpaid Volunteer Part-time Flexible hours
We are seeking a volunteer to work with the Capital Growth Team to help run our programme of training and events. This is an opportunity to support a well-established and growing network, and get connected with the London food growing scene.
Capital Growth is London's food growing network, launched in 2008. Since this time we have helped over 2,800 growing spaces to grow food, including urban farms, community gardens, schools gardens and more recently, home growers as well. Together, with our partners and trainers we delivered 37 courses to 458 participants in 2018, which was almost double the participation in 2017. With your support we would like to continue to grow the programme in 2019 and reach even more people across London.
Capital Growth is a part of the charity Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming. Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity.
Application deadline: 12pm noon Tuesday 22 January
Start date: 5 February (flexible)
Our office is based in Bethnal Green.
You will receive travel and lunch expenses of up to £13 per day. This includes a cycle mileage rate and reimbursement for bringing your own lunch.
The role will give you an opportunity to participate in all our training, ranging from Introduction to Permaculture to Food Growing in the Curriculum, as a Capital Growth representative. You will also work closely with the Capital Growth Team to deliver our flagship events: The Big Dig, Grow Well, Feel Well and Urban Harvest.
The volunteer will support the Capital Growth project team. Tasks may include:
Desirable abilities and interests
The role will offer a mix of face to face work with partners and trainers, as well as team working in the office. We are looking for someone who has experience promoting and organising events and using Eventbrite, Twitter and Facebook. We’re also looking for someone who is happy to chat with new people/organisations in a clear and confident way, as much of this work involves liaising directly with our training partners and hubs.
If you’re interested in this opportunity, please email your CV with a brief cover letter (max. 1 side of A4) to Chris Speirs at email@example.com
In your covering email, please outline what you feel that you can bring to the project, including your relevant skills and experience and what you hope to get out of volunteering – it’s a two-way deal!
Applications close at 12pm noon on Tuesday 22 January and selected applicants will be invited to the office for a chat.
Sustain encourages applications from anyone with relevant skills and interests, but regret that they are unable to offer any payment or expenses beyond those outlined above; or assist with finding accommodation or with visa applications.
Please mention Roots to Work when applying for these jobs
Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity. We represent around 100 national public interest organisations working at international, national, regional and local level.