Jobs at Sutton Community Farm

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Paid positions

VegBox Owner-Driver to start ASAP

We are looking for a reliable and responsible driver to undertake vegbox deliveries in their own vehicle. Normal working hours will be from 8.00am to 4.30pm on Thursday and/or Fridays. You will be self-employed, have multi-drop experience, enjoy interacting with the public and be a reliable and dedicated team member. As a member of the farm community you will also share in our values and mission as a social enterprise and take pride in your role in the VegBox scheme. 

Requirements

  • Clean driving license (held for at least one year)
  • Over 25 years old (for insurance purposes)
  • Small / Medium size panel van
  • Multi-drop delivery experience
  • Good customer service and communication skills
  • Knowledge of south London area preferable
  • Own Sat Nav would be helpful, though not essential

Pay: 10.20/hr + 45p per mile mileage payment

Full job description: VegBox Driver with own vehicle JD – Jan 2019 (1)

Please apply with your CV, including 2 references to sarah@suttoncommunityfarm.org.uk

Voluntary positions

Sustainable Farming Assistants

Our Sustainable Farming Assistant Programme enables volunteers to have a structured, practical experience, learning the basic principles of organic farming over a six-month period. It’s a great way to skill-up and gain experience in growing. This document gives you an overview of the skills you will develop.

Sustainable Farming Assistants are offered the opportunity to get involved in all stages of crop production on the farm, as well as other projects relating to the development of the space. Working alongside us you can learn about propagation, planting, care and maintenance, harvesting, grading and packing. Additionally you will have opportunities to take part in soil preparation and management, composting, green manuring, pest and disease management and irrigation. There will be an informal programme of practical learning based on being out there in the fields and polytunnels and getting your hands dirty!

We look for a commitment of at least one day per week (Tuesdays), for a minimum of four months.

Sustainable Farming Assistants are welcome to a share of the harvest where possible.

We will be recruiting Sustainable Farming Assistants for 2019’s growing season from April.

For more information on how to apply, please read this document.

Buddy Volunteers

The aim of our Buddy Volunteering Programme is to help us maintain a supportive, welcoming and safe space at the farm. As a Buddy, you will play an important role in helping to support fellow volunteers and coordinate tasks. This programme is for volunteers who are interested in supporting volunteers who have mental health needs and/or learning disabilities, or those who may just need a little extra support. Buddies help run practical activities and are available to volunteers who need extra guidance or help with settling in and getting to know the farm.

We are looking for new Buddy Volunteers to support our community volunteering days at Sutton Community Farm. The next buddy training will be in early spring 2018, date tbc. Please fill out this application form if you’re interested and read more here.

Working at the farm

Sutton Community 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 arise. As an employer, we are committed to ensuring that everyone is treated fairly. You can find out more by reading our Equal Opportunities Policy.