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Current vacancies

  • Garden Organic is recruiting volunteer Master Gardeners and Food Buddies for a two year project working with people at risk of food poverty. No deadline, but Master Gardener training is 22-23 April so apply soon!

  • Brick House Bread is looking to hire an experienced Baker, Pastry Chef and and CPD level Chefs for their bakery in East Dulwich. No deadline so get in touch soon!

  • Sutton Community Farm is looking for Buddy Volunteers to support volunteers who have mental health problems and/or learning disabilities, or those who may just need a little extra support. 1-2 volunteering sesions per month, usually Wednesdays but occassionally Monday or Tuesday with school groups.

  • The Seed Co-operative (Lincolnshire) is hiring a Seed Production Co-ordinator to co-ordtinate the successful production, harvest and processing of biodynamic vegetable, herb and flower seed crops. £18,000 - £25,000 for 37.5 hours/week. Deadline 19 April. 

  • Compassion in World Farming (Surrey) is hiring a Head of Policy to lead the creation, development and oversight of outstanding lobbying strategies, with support from Director of Campaigns and Chief Policy Advisor. Circa £40,000 full time. Deadline 19 April.

  • The Chelsea Physic Garden is looking for a One Year Horticulture Trainee for a comprehensive year of practical experience, working alongside five gardeners and a number of volunteers and interns. £16,402.00 per annum for full time. No deadline - apply soon!

  • Artillery is hiring a Sessional Community Gardener with a flair for working with volunteers, for creating beautiful and practical urban growing spaces, and with a pleasure in growing edible plants for our neighbourhood project, Beans on Balconies. Deadline 20 April.

  • Audacious Veg is hiring a Sessional Garden Worker to help coordinate volunteers and maintain the site in Hainault. Additional activities may be agreed upon, including delivery, volunteer and trainee recruitment and support, admin and publicity. 6-10 hours/week, Mondays and Thursdays, £12 per hour, April – October 2017. Deadline 21 April.

  • Action for Conservation is hiring a Programme Manager to help grow the organisation and see their role develop as the charity does. 3 days/week for 6 onth contract, £22,000 - £25,000 pro rata. Deadline 23 April.

  • Bethlem Royal Hospital is hiring a Specialist Horticultural Instructor/ Development Worker to be part of an innovative horticultural therapy project, Fresh & healthy, based in the Walled Kitchen garden at Bethlem and be supported by the hospital’s Occupational Therapy department. 15 hours/week for £25,427 - £32,731 pro rata. Deadline 23 April.

  • Global Generation is looking for a Skip Garden Intern to work with their gardeners at the Skip Garden and surrounding planters and roof gardens in King’s Cross. Tuesdays & Wednesdays for 3-6 months, £10/day for expenses plus home-cooked lunch. Deadline 24 April.

  • Global General is looking for a Skip Garden Cafe Intern to take part in all aspects of work, from picking fresh herbs, flowers and vegetables from the garden to usein salads, to pulling the perfect espresso and offering excellent customer service to our guests, as well as selling food from our mobile café. £10/day for expenses plus home-cooked lunch, 3-5 days/week for 3-6 months. No deadline - apply soon!

  • The Chelsea Physic Garden is hiring a Gardener/Volunteer Manager to lead on the day to day management and supervision of the Volunteer Garden Team. Deadline 26 April.

  • The Skip Garden is hiring a Freelance Chef to be responsible for producing and executing smaller scale events in the garden as well as working as part of a team for larger scale events. £12-14/hour dependent on experience, part-time. Deadline 28 April.

  • Cordwainers Grow is hiring a Youth Campaign Leader: Food Advertising to help run a campaign with children against junk food advertising. May-July 50 hours; September–April 90 hours; for £15/hour. Deadline 30 April.

  • The London City Farm and Community Gardens Association is hiring a City Harvest Festival Show Co-ordinator to help stage the annual Harvest Festival Show at Capel Manor College on Saturday September 30th, 2017. Freelance 20 day contract, £140 per day. Email for a full job description and how to apply. Deadline 30 April.

  • Groundwork is hiring a Sessional Community Project Gardener to develop and deliver food growing, community gardening and nature conservation workshops to residents and community groups. £12/hour for part-time work, hours vary weekly. Deadline 3 May.

  • Growing Communities is hiring an Education and Volunteer Outreach Worker to deliver a food growing programme for children from local schools as part of our Big Lottery funded Grown in Dagenham project based at Growing Communities’ Dagenham farm. 2 days/week starting in July for £23,098
    pro rata. Deadline 19 May.

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