We will be hiring for March 2020, so if you would like to send a CV and covering letter before then, you are welcome.
We will need help with markets at Altrincham or Levenshulme, and with veg boxes next season (March- October/November).
What you get:
-Contributing to expanding the organic food and farming sector in Manchester
-Realistic experience of working in food and farming- both the highs and the lows
-Opportunity to work in a social setting at Levenshulme or Altrincham Market or at our lovely market garden in Cheshire
-Full training given for successful applicants
-Minimum wage for hours worked (£8.21 for over 25 years)
-Access to any leftover organic veg
Criteria for applicants:
-Friendly and able to interact with the public- Essential
-Able to add up on the market stall using pen and paper quickly and accurately- Essential
-Fit enough to stand on market stall for 6-7 hours- Essential
-Able to lift 25kg sacks from van to trolley, and regularly lift and move around 12-15kg sacks of veg- Essential
-Happy to work either Saturday or Sunday – Essential
-Interest in food, growing and using – Essential
–Able to drive and confidence driving van for deliveries- Essential
–Enthusiasm and ability to learn– Essential
-Access to own vehicle- Desirable
-Experience in retail- Desirable
–Knowledge about growing and using food– Desirable
Please send a CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria to firstname.lastname@example.org
We run community growing sessions over the season at Reddy Lane Market Garden in Cheshire. Tasks include: sowing seeds, watering, potting on, harvesting and maintenance and building the new site. We are hoping to secure funding to cover lunches, travel costs, waterproof clothing and equipment. Send an email to email@example.com if you would like to go on the email list.
If you have any questions, about the jobs or volunteer roles, email firstname.lastname@example.org (this mailbox will only be monitored sporadically mid-December-end of February).