There are lots of ways to get involved at School Farm, from joining us on a course to volunteering, joining us at an event or joining a tour. Find out more on the pages here, or see below for our Trainee Grower Opportunity for 2022!
Trainee grower opportunity for 2022
One year traineeship at School Farm CSA
Possibility of paid continuation in 2nd year
We are looking for someone to join our team for the 2022 growing season – from April through to October. The position is part-time (3 days per week), paid a stipend of £100/week.
There is also the hope and possibility of continuing the traineeship into a 2nd year, dependent on the traineeship going well for both parties in year 1. This would be a part-time position (3 or 4 days), and paid at the national living wage.
During year 1 (and certainly year 2), there will be opportunity to take on responsibility, obtain a fulsome overview of the workings of the business, and develop the skills and capability to run a market garden. We have made this into a 2 year position (subject to interview at end of year 1), in order to deliver such a comprehensive training. This is an excellent learning opportunity for someone who wants to go on to run a market garden or work in community gardening.
We are a three-acre CSA farm, providing veg shares year-round and teaching accredited horticulture courses in partnership with Bicton College. We also sell to a few local restaurants, grow a number of seed crops, and host well-attended volunteer days.
You will be involved in all aspects of running the market garden, including propagation, cultivation, fertility management, crop care, harvesting, and maintenance of infrastructure. There will also be opportunities to get involved in marketing, events, and working with volunteers, depending on your interests.
We are also active members of both the South West growers’ group and the South Hams growers’ group, so you would be welcome to join in on tours and networking events at other local farms.
See our website at www.schoolfarmcsa.org.uk for more info about the project.
To apply, please send us an email explaining why you are interested in the position and your current growing and other work experience. The extended deadline for applications is 5pm Sunday 23rd January.
Interviews will be held at the farm on Tuesday 1st Feb or Thursday 3rd Feb.
Accommodation will not be available on site.
For any questions and to apply please email email@example.com.