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Are you a reliable, practical and responsible person who enjoys managing a team and thinking on your feet?
Growing Communities is looking for a Veg pack supervisor to carry out a range of administrative and practical tasks to ensure packing days for our organic fruit and veg scheme run smoothly and effectively.
The main functions of this role are problem-solving, coordinating and making sure that the pack team has all the resources they need to work effectively.
This role requires a willingness to carry out practical, administrative, routine and repetitive tasks reliably, responsibly and efficiently, and involves early-morning starts. It involves coordinating people and tasks confidently and effectively and thinking strategically.
Click link below to see full job description and person specification.
Salary and hours: £13.50 per hour, 15.5 hours a week split over Tuesday and Wednesday
Location: The Old Fire Station Community Centre, 61 Leswin Road, London N16 7NX
Applicants will be assessed on how well you fit the person specification. Email your CV, cover letter (no more than one page) and completed recruitment monitoring form to Jo Barber.
Application deadline: 9am, Friday 31 January 2020
Interview dates: Thursday 6 February and Friday 7 February 2020
Growing Communities is an award-winning social enterprise based in Hackney. We run a weekly organic fruit and veg box scheme, the Growing Communities farmers’ market and a Patchwork Farm in Hackney, made up of several small urban market gardens.
We are currently recruiting three urban trainee growers. The (unpaid) traineeship will involve learning all the different aspects involved in growing vegetables with a particular emphasis on salad leaves. These traineeships are aimed at people who want to develop their food-growing skills. Trainees will work alongside the grower, learning all aspects of running our urban market gardens. The traineeship involves one day a week. In addition there will be monthly evening tutorials. The traineeship lasts for six and a half months, from the second half of March until the end of September.
If you would like to apply, please complete the application form and the recruitment monitoring form below and return them to Sophie Verhagen by email or at the address at the bottom of the page. Please make sure you fill in all parts of the application form.
Deadline for applications: Monday 3 February
We will let applicants know by Friday 7 February if they have been shortlisted for interview.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 13 February.
The traineeship will begin week commencing 23 March.
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