At Forest Farm Peace Garden we are seeking an experienced organic food grower with a permaculture interest or experience to take the lead on our community food growing project. The Food Grower position is a fantastic position for an individual with a strong understanding of sustainable food growing methods. The main aim of the role will be to manage a site and work with a team of volunteers to increase the productivity, efficiency of our site, as well as creating learning opportunities.
Duties: You will co-ordinate day-to-day activities in the Garden, including planning gardening tasks in consultation with volunteers and helping to run our twice-weekly volunteering sessions. You will lead on managing the food-growing programme, working with volunteers to plan activities and ensuring materials and tools are supplied. You will be helping to increase skill base in our community by assisting in running training sessions on different aspects of gardening and through work with local networks and partners. You will also share responsibility with the Project Coordinator, Ecotherapy Worker and key volunteers for longer-term management and development of the site.
Details of employment: The post is for 14 hours a week (Wednesdays and Fridays). You will be required to work the occasional Sunday and there will be some evening meetings. You will be entitled to time off in lieu.
Salary: NCJ Scale 4 £17,333 – £19,317 pro rata
Location: Forest Farm Peace Garden (FFPG), Hazelbrouck Gardens, Hainault, Ilford (site of the Garden. The job might include occasional office based work. Our office is located at 98-100 Ilford Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG1 2LD.
Application deadline 12 noon 20th March 2015.
You can find out more information and download the application forms here https://forestfarmpeacegarden.wordpress.com/get-involved/vacancies/