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Better Food Shed team member

The Better Food Shed is looking for someone to join their small distribution team, based in Barking. 

The role consists of picking and packing vegetables and delivering them to our customers (predominantly organic veg box schemes) who are located across Greater London. This role will require someone who is physically fit and comfortable with early-morning starts.

The Better Food Shed is a distribution hub, set up by Growing Communities in 2018. We aim to enable a growing number of small to medium-sized, local, organic food producers to gain efficient access to the London consumer market. We strive to improve the local food system, as a new type of wholesale; rationalising and reducing the carbon intensity of distribution – particularly within London. 
As a not-for-profit organisation, the Better Food Shed is committed to putting farmers and growers ahead of profit. It is committed to supporting small businesses that run in an ecologically sound way and to help build a more sustainable food system. 

Please see the full job description and person specification below.

BFS Team Member JD 2020.docx

To apply, email your completed job application form and recruitment monitoring form to Danny Fisher at the Better Food Shed.

Better Food Shed Job Application Form.docx

Recruitment Monitoring Form.docx

Closing date for applications: 5pm 9 December

Interviews will be held: w/c 14 December

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



Other ways to get involved with GC

We are currently closed for volunteering in Hackney and Dagenham.

We usually advertise our urban growing traineeships in January/February and they run from March to September. We don't yet know whether we will be running these as usual in 2021.

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



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