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Market Gardener

Hands of Hope Charity
Moor Hill, Hawkhurst, TN18

Posted: 19/09/2019

Deadline: 03/11/2019

Compensation: £28,000

Paid Full-time Permanent

Job description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced, self-driven individual, to develop a large heritage market garden on a 22 acre site in Hawkhurst, which will be run as a Social Enterprise with the profits used to improve the health and well being of people throughout Rother, Hastings and West Kent.

The mission is to grow and produce both heritage and current organic fruit and vegetables that will be used to generate funds via a number of income streams including: (i) Box Scheme; (ii) catering outlets and (iii) 3rd party catering.

The project(s) we are developing on site includes the preservation and restoration of the heritage walled garden and glasshouses, two large greenhouses for commercial growing as well as a number of participatory programmes developed around heritage, nutrition, growing and the conservation and sustainability of the natural environment.

The role will require an individual with exceptional experience of succession planting, cultivation of vegetables, fruits, herbs, edible flowers and micro-herbs. The ideal candidate will have experience in building and developing a team to support the development of a market garden of scale, productivity, diversity and beauty whilst adhering to organic methods.

This exciting position would suit an applicant that believes in the power of nutrition and growing to improves people’s physical and mental well being and who has the drive and desire to create a legacy space linking the past, present and future for the benefit of all.  

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About Hands of Hope Charity

Hands of Hope is a community-based charity operating throughout Rother, Hastings and West Kent. Our aim is to reconnect people with where their food comes from, teach them how to grow and cook healthy, nutritious food and using this process to improve physical and mental wellbeing.