New Grower for Greenslate,
we are hiring

14 hours per week on a flexible system

Greenslate Community Farm is seeking an enthusiastic and self motivated individual to join the team as a grower, managing approximately 6 acres of land.

The successful candidate will have a passion for, and detailed understanding of food growing, sustainability and environmentally sensitive land management. They will also demonstrate strong people- and time- management skills, and the ability to plan, prioritise and communicate effectively.

The duties specific to this role are as follows:

  • Designing and implementing a growing strategy for the farm.
  • Implementing all horticultural activities on site including planting, watering, ground preparation and general development of the growing areas, as well as ordering seeds and equipment.
  • Ensuring the growing areas including polytunnels, greenhouse and fields are maintained in a safe condition and any health and safety concerns are reported to the management team
  • Ensuring that the organic and permaculture principles of the farm are upheld in all growing activities and that sustainable farming methods are explored and utilised whenever possible (e.g. regenerative agriculture). 
  • Liaising with and directing other staff and the care farm in growing activities
  • Organising and directing volunteers in food growing activities
  • Liaising with the Animal Welfare Manager regarding integration of the animals into the growing regime and land usage.
  • Liaising with the Café team regarding supply to the cafe
  • Attending regular planning meetings.
  • Preparing produce for the shop display.
  • Responding to feedback and demand relating to shop produce.  
  • Maintaining a general understanding of the farm activities and opportunities in order to promote the farm as whole to visitors and the general public.

This is a permanent contract for 14 hours per week on a flexible system. The salary is £7280 per annum. Greenslate Farm operates a workplace pension scheme.

Important - growing plan presentation - you need this if you are attending an interview.

As part of the interview process for this job, you will be asked to give a presentation on how you plan to run the growing project at Greenslate Community Farm. You can view the requirements for this presentation and download a .pdf file of the notes by clicking the button below.

For further details or to submit a CV please contact, or post to:

Greenslate Community Farm, Greenslate Lodge, Greenslate Road, Wigan, WN5 7BG

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