Capel Manor College
Job Title: Seasonal Grower Part Time, Fixed Term
Location: Forty Hall Farm
Contract Type: Part Time, Fixed Term (Apr – Oct 2024)
Hours per week: 29 hours
Salary: £18,080.28pa inclusive
Over the last 50 years, Capel Manor College has helped thousands of school leavers and adults achieve their dream of working with animals, plants and the environment. As London’s environmental college, the College plays a vital role in the green agenda for the capital, equipping the next generation of land-based sector workers with the skills and knowledge needed to preserve and protect London’s wildlife, national parks and green spaces. Capel Manor College is an exciting, innovative and stimulating work environment and we are interested in hearing from applicants who are committed to excellence and improving the lives of others through education, training and skills development.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Seasonal Grower to join the team in the Market Garden at Forty Hall Farm – a nine-acre intensive growing site producing a wide range of seasonal organic fruit and veg for sale locally through Enfield Veg Co, our own local veg bag delivery scheme, and on-site farm shop.
The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic grower, ideally with some experience of small scale commercial growing. The opportunity is an ideal step to gain more experience in organic vegetable production.
The ideal candidate will enjoy working outside in all weathers, as well as high temperatures in polytunnels during the summer. A commitment to engaging with the community and in working with the Farm team to create a unique facility at Forty Hall Farm. They will demonstrable interest in organic farming, food production and horticulture, and a commitment to environmental sustainability.
What’s in it for you?
We offer the opportunity to help develop your skills and knowledge in a friendly team environment, plus a range of benefits including generous annual leave, a defined benefit pension scheme (Teacher’s Pension Scheme for Lecturing roles and Local Government Pension Scheme for Support roles), employee assistance programme and full access to Capel Gardens.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Capel Manor College is committed to creating and promoting an equal, diverse and inclusive workforce that enables those working at the College to achieve their full potential. We are committed to achieving a truly representative workforce and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our students and expect everybody working for the College to share this commitment. We actively seek DBS clearance checks for applications of employment as part of our safeguarding procedures.
Closing Date: 5.00pm on Sunday 14 January 2024