Job title : Organic Market Gardener / Vegetable Grower – Permanent, full time opportunity.
Harvesting your future…
Do you have commercial organic food crop growing experience and a passion for high quality produce? Would you love to make a positive impact on the wellbeing of others?
We at Bridge Community Farms (BCF) have an exciting opportunity for an Organic Market Gardener to play an integral role within our happy and caring team, where you will develop and plant the harvesting plan for four 90ft poly tunnels, 4 acres of open field and our hydroponics unit.
Based on the farm at our Better Lives Centre in Ellesmere Port, you’ll execute this plan to provide a steady supply of good quality seasonal produce to support up to 250 veg boxes per week, our own small Farm Shop and some local high-end restaurants, using organic methods.
As a Market Gardener, you’ll be employed on a permanent basis, working an average of 37.5 hours per week, and receive an attractive salary £17,500 to £25,000 p.a. subject to experience. You’ll also get a warm feeling every time one of our wonderful wellness clients thanks you for helping them to “Grow a Better Life”.
As a Market Gardener / Vegetable Grower, your duties will include, although not limited to:
· Planning and overseeing the cultivation and maintenance of food crops
· Managing weed / pest / disease control programmes using organic methods
· Analysing horticultural yields, operational costs and financial returns
· Ensuring deadlines and quality standards are met within agreed budgets
· Maintaining financial and administrative records and supervising and training staff
· Ensuring compliance with UK regulations and legislation
To be considered for this Market Gardener / Vegetable Grower vacancy, you will need:
· Food crop growing experience using organic methods
· A compassionate nature with a positive outlook on life
· Great communication and customer service skills
· A good sense of humour!
More about us:
Bridge Community Farms (BCF) is a community interest company based in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, with a focus to “grow better lives” for those with learning difficulties and mental health issues. BCF grows vegetables, salads, herbs and fruit on five acres, including four 90 foot polytunnels and a hydroponics unit.
Priding ourselves on a caring team of colleagues, donors, fundraisers and volunteers, we also provide ongoing guidance, support and work experience to those who are currently unemployed, always striving to help make the world around us a better, happier place.
If you’d like to benefit from a great working environment, a happy team of colleagues and the daily satisfaction that you’re making a positive impact on the lives of others, then we want to hear from you!
All applications for this Organic Market Gardener / Vegetable Grower vacancy are to be e-mailed to email@example.com please, together with an up-to-date CV.
Bridge Wellness Gardens (BWG) provides a therapeutic environment for those with learning difficulties and mental health issues, offering outdoor study facilities for children and young people. We also help to create jobs for the long-term unemployed and work experience that helps toward gaining life skills.
We are alway recruiting for voluntary positions such as :
Support Mentors to assist with our market stalls,
Veg box delivery drivers,
On site client one 2 one support,
Cafe members and much much more!
All our voluntary position are located on our first Wellness Garden and Farm in Ellesmere Port, Mill Lane (Off Overpool Road), CH66 3NE.
Please think about joining and becoming part of our family, why not come along as a volunteer yourself for a few days to see if you like us!
Please e-mail Kerry for further information about any of our voluntary roles: firstname.lastname@example.org