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We're also looking for a delivery worker to work Tuesday evenings for the Better Food Shed. Scroll down or click here for details.


Assistant veg scheme coordinator

Please note, this is an expanded role from the one we advertised before. 


Are you a reliable, practical and responsible person who enjoys coordinating a team and thinking on your feet?


Growing Communities is looking for an assistant veg scheme coordinator to be a core part of our veg scheme team. The veg scheme brings over 1700 organic fresh veg and fruit bags to our members in Hackney every week, supports local, agroecological farmers and is key to enabling Growing Communities’ wider work.

This role will have specific responsibility for coordinating the weekly veg bag pack. It will also share responsibility for essential veg scheme work including member management, logistics and capacity coordination and tracking, and adapting and responding to a wide range of tasks over time.

Salary and hours: £14.34 per hour, 3.5 days (26.25 hours) a week spread over 4 days

Contract: Permanent


  • 5% Contributory pension is available
  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata)
  • 30% discount on fruit and veg bags

Location: The Old Fire Station Community Centre, 61 Leswin Road, London N16 7NX

Application deadline: 9am, Monday 2 March 2020

Interview dates: Thursday 5, Friday 6 and Tuesday 10 March

To apply: Send your CV, the completed recruitment monitoring form and a cover letter outlining why you want this job and covering how you meet all the essential skills in this job description (up to two sides of A4) to Katy Barker. (Apologies for broken link before: it's working now.)

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Recruitment Monitoring Form.docx





Better Food Shed team member

Our wholesaler, based in Barking, is looking for a new team member to deliver vegetables to several veg box schemes across London in one of our vans. This role will require someone who has a driving licence, is physically fit and is able to work every Tuesday evening.

Check out the job description below and if you are interested in the role please email Danny or call 07761 800161 for more information. This is an ongoing appointment, so there's no closing date. 

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If you aren't available every week, but would be interested in covering some Tuesday evening shifts, we'd also be interested in hearing from you.


Other ways to get involved with GC

From February, you're welcome to volunteer on our market gardens in Hackney and from March at our farm in Dagenham.

Many of the veg schemes in the Better Food Traders welcome volunteers. Check the BFT website for details.


Growing Communities, The Old Fire Station, 61 Leswin Road, London N16 7NX

Better Food Shed, 47 Thames Road, Barking, London, IG11 0HQ