Assistant grower summer 2018

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Assistant
grower wanted for organic market garden in summer 2018

Scilly
Organics is a small organic market garden on the Isles of Scilly,
growing a range of vegetables, herbs and fruit that is sold locally,
and we specialise in mixed salads. The business has been running
since 2003 and has always been certified organic.
This
is an opportunity to gain direct experience of growing a wide range
of fruit, vegetables, herbs and salads on the beautiful island of St
Martin’s in the Isles of Scilly. You will gain both growing and
business experience, and be given considerable responsibility. This
is an ideal post for a grower with experience who wants to take a
step up to management or starting their own business.
We
are looking to take on an assistant grower for two to four months
from June 2018, working with us in our small team. We are looking for
someone who has:
  • At
    least six months’ experience of growing organic vegetables
    commercially
  • Is
    highly motivated
  • Can
    take responsibility for day to day operations
  • Is
    keen to learn new skills and approaches
  • A
    driving
    licence and some tractor driving experience
Working
hours are
4
½ days
per
week, accommodation is provided,
and
free
vegetables
are
available

from the farm.
Work
contract length is negotiable depending on your availability and
commitments. We are offering this post at a late stage in the season
due to a previously arranged assistant grower having change their
plans at short notice.
To
apply for the position please send a CV, and a covering letter to
include description of relevant experience, your motivation for
applying and anything else relevant.
Applications,
and enquiries for more detailed information, should be emailed to
Jonathan Smith jonathan@scillyorganics.com.
Deadline
for application is midnight on 8
th
April 2018.
The
role is paid; please contact me for details and for full terms and
conditions, as well as any questions you might have.

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Jonathan Smith

I started Scilly Organics in 2003, and it was the first certified organic farm on the Islands. We continue to supply the highest quality fruit and vegetables, available fresh on our stall and at certain eateries on Scilly.

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