Regenerative Horticulture + Agroforestry Opportunity in Stroud, Gloucestershire

Type of job: 
full time
Closing date for applications: 
Thursday, 9 December, 2021
About the Job: 

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AT A GLANCE
100 acre regenerative, chemical-free farm outside Stroud, Gloucestershire
Head grower responsible for horticulture with agroforestry
£24-30,000 depending on experience
Start January 2021 if possible; by end February 2022 latest
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Good Small Farms took over the management of Hammonds Farm in July 2021. The 100 acre farm is situated in the beautiful Cotswold countryside, just outside of Stroud. We are developing it as a mixed, regenerative farm that will include various farming enterprises focused on local food and fibre supply using agro-ecological approaches such as agroforestry.

The market garden will include horticultural beds as well as top and soft fruit, initially on almost 4 acres with a view to expanding to 12 acres. The successful candidate would be joining an exciting and growing ecosystem of enterprises with opportunities to develop their role further with agroforestry projects over the farm.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced head grower wanting to develop their agroforestry skills to take up the challenge of establishing the market garden at Hammonds Farm. Applicants are invited to share their ideas using methods consistent with regenerative practices.

Responsibilities

  • Establishing and cultivating the market garden
  • Planning and managing every aspect of garden production
  • Maintaining clear and detailed records
  • Maintaining management accounts
  • Planning and placing orders for materials and supplies
  • Developing sales channels
  • Liaising with other members of the farm team
  • Managing a small team of part time growers and volunteers

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Minimum two years growing experience in a commercial, chemical free market garden or equivalent
  • Experience of crop planning and record keeping
  • Good communication and team-working skills
  • Ability to manage workload
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • A love of the land and a passion to work with nature
  • Ability to work outside in all weathers
  • A sense of humour
  • Full UK driving licence

Salary
£24,000 to £30,000 depending on experience, working on average 40 hours a week

Timeline
Application deadline: 9 December 2021
Assessments: 13-17 December 2021
Start Date: January 2021
 
Contact
Eric Walters
07967 601 489
[email protected]
 




Remote working: 
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