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Assistant Grower NEW POSTING 11JANUARY 2019

Stowey Rocks Farm is an 80 acre organic farm in Somerset.  We grow 20-30 acres of field vegetables and approaching half an acre of protected cropping.  We sell through our vegbox scheme, farm shop and farmer’s market and also sell appreciable amounts of wholesale vegetables. Our ethos is based on growing for all the vegetable needs of the families that support us.

We are looking for an Assistant Grower to join our small team and to be involved in all aspects of the work from seed to doorstep.  The work involves a good mix of tractor drawn implement work and hand work.  Cultivations, planting, some harvesting and transport in the field are reliant on tractors. The work is physically demanding but rewarding and suitable for someone with good practical abilities, basic growing skills and a genuine interest in organic vegetable growing.

 

Requirements

  • Demonstrable practical skills
  • Experience of vegetable growing
  • Ability to work hard in all weather
  • Positive, productive and enthusiastic
  • Commitment to learning
  • Able to work both in a team and alone
  • A full driving license is essential. 
  • Some equipment and tractor experience

 

Accommodation

Comfortable accomodation is available on the farm in a large mobile home. Rent is £35/week plus utilities

 

Pay

Rate of pay, however, will depend on experience and the terms agreed with the management.

 

Probationary period

There will be a probationary period of one month.

 

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to:

Richard Plowright

Plowrightorganic@gmail.com

www.plowrightorganic.co.uk

 

Deadline for applications: 28 February 2019

 

Veg box packer (Posted 11 January 2019)

Job description

Plowright Organic, based at Stowey Rocks Farm are vegetable growers and providers of veg boxes for home delivery. We are a small family business of 8 people who share a belief in the environmental benefits of organic food and farming. We are looking for someone to pack vegetables and fruit into our range of veg boxes.
This role is not just putting things into boxes.
The work would suit someone highly motivated, who enjoys working at a productive pace, being physically active and working in the fresh air, in an open pack-house. Someone who has an interest in organic vegetables and who would enjoy working with and getting to know organic veg more closely
The work involves quality grading of vegetables, creating pre-packs of bagged items and packing the contents of our range of standard and bespoke veg boxes. The work is physically demanding, requires great care and excellent attention to detail. Ideally you will have a knowledge of vegetables and be a self motivated individual who shares our ethos.

Please explain your interest in a covering letter. We will only consider applications with a detailed covering letter.

This is a permanent job, 3 days per week, Monday-Wednesday.

Rate of pay £9/h

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to:

Richard Plowright

Plowrightorganic@gmail.com

www.plowrightorganic.co.uk

 

 

Multi-drop delivery driver (Posted 11 January 2019)

We are looking for a competent and courteous driver to deliver our veg boxes to homes in Bristol and Somerset. The rounds are very demanding and require a good level of physical fitness and the ability to remain mentally focused. The veg boxes must be delivered in perfect condition and in a timely manner. You will be required to pack a range of additional items on the doorstep which requires particular attention. You will be the face of Plowright Organic and must be personable and friendly. You must be comfortable talking to customers face to face and be prepared to describe our ethos.

At the moment this is a part time job for 2 days per week but occasionally you will need to act as a relief driver on other rounds.

Please explain your interest in a covering letter. We will only consider applications with a detailed covering letter.

 

Rate of pay £9/h

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to:

Richard Plowright

Plowrightorganic@gmail.com

www.plowrightorganic.co.uk