Jobs at Sutton Community Farm

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Voluntary Positions

VegBox Assistant (Packing and Logistics) – Wednesdays and/or Thursdays

Posted July 2016: This is an exciting opportunity to learn about the systems and processes behind the distribution of the produce grown by a pioneering local food project and London’s most productive community farm.

We operate a VegBox delivery scheme with over 180 customers in the local area buying a weekly VegBox delivered to their home or a pick-up point. We are aiming to increase customer numbers to 300 over the next year, and you can help us get there!

The volunteer Packing and Logistics Assistant will work closely with the VegBox team to help us ensure we get the right produce out to the right people at the right time. We are looking for an enthusiastic person with lots of energy and a good grasp of systems who’ll be comfortable coordinating other volunteers and overseeing the main packing processes on Wednesdays and Thursdays. This role involves a fair amount of physical work such as lifting and carrying and so we’re looking for someone who’s happy to get their hands dirty!

There may also be opportunities to work with the Marketing and Communications Volunteers on the following:

  • Maximising use of social media: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Updating website content: blogging and weekly VegBox postings
  • Market research: identifying and developing sales opportunities eg. events and promo locations, as well as potential new pick-up points
  • Events: assisting at markets, pop-ups and farm promo events
  • Design opportunities (if applicable)
  • Drafting newsletters and weekly recipes
  • Helping to maintain our database of customers and contacts

This is a voluntary position: minimum 1-2 days per week, 3 month commitment. A contribution towards travel expenses is offered. Volunteers are welcome to a share of the harvest and are encouraged to take home surplus vegetables when available. 

Deadline: Monday 8 August, midnight 00h00. Click here to download further details.
 

VegBox Assistant (Communications and Research)

Posted June 2016: This is an exciting opportunity to develop marketing, communications and research skills as part of a pioneering local food project and London’s most productive community farm.

We operate a VegBox delivery scheme with over 180 customers in the local area buying a weekly VegBox delivered to their home or a pick-up point. We are aiming to increase customer numbers to 300 over the next year, and you can help us get there!

The volunteer VegBox Assistant will work closely with the VegBox team to focus on customer recruitment initiatives. We are looking for an enthusiastic person with good communication skills to assist with the following:

  • Maximising use of social media: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Updating website content: blogging and weekly VegBox postings
  • Market research: identifying and developing sales opportunities eg. events and promo locations, as well as potential new pick-up points
  • Events: assisting at markets, pop-ups and farm promo events
  • Design opportunities (if applicable)
  • Drafting newsletters and weekly recipes
  • Helping to maintain our database of customers and contacts

This is a voluntary position: minimum 1-2 days per week, 3 month commitment. A contribution towards travel expenses is offered. Volunteers are welcome to a share of the harvest and are encouraged to take home surplus vegetables when available. 

This is a rolling 3-month opportunity. Please get in touch if you’d like to get involved. Click here to download further details.

 

VegBox Packing Helpers

Each week we distribute our VegBoxes to the community. Vegetable packers help prepare our bags for delivery. This is a voluntary role, every Wednesday 8am-5pm (or either the morning or afternoon ‘session’) and/or Thursday 8am-1pm, with the option to stay on into the afternoon to help with growing activities. We are looking for a minimum commitment of three months – ideally weekly or fortnightly.
Click here for more information.

Volunteer and Visitor Sign In App

We are looking to develop a simple app designed to run on an Android tablet to help monitor people coming to the farm. This will help us with our project monitoring and reporting. Click here for more information.

Working at the Farm

The Farm is run by a small team of staff and a large community of volunteers. We are passionate about local food, farming and making a positive difference in our local community. From time to time we have job opportunities at the Farm.  As an employer, we are committed to ensuring that everyone is treated fairly. You can find out more by reading our Equal Opportunities Policy.