Would you like to be paid to grow organic veg?

Reddy Lane Market Garden has three paid organic grower/ veg box team positions left to fill for this season.

Main tasks include growing organic veg (sowing seeds, planting out & weeding) and packing veg boxes /helping with veg box delivery.

There is currently no clear route into market gardening / organic growing careers, so we think this is a great opportunity for someone interested in this type of work” says our Head Grower Lindsay.

The placements are for 25 hours a week, Tuesday-Thursday, for six months. You could start in May/June and finish in November/December (flexible start and end dates).

This is funded through the government’s Kickstarter scheme. You need to be referred from your Job Coach at the Job Centre. You must be aged 16-24 years old, claiming Universal Credit, and able to get to Reddy Lane (WA14 3RB) independently. There is no public transport, but cycling 4 miles from Altrincham train and tram station is possible.

They are paid at the national minimum wage, not the apprentice rate, which is higher. It is currently £8.24 an hour for over 21. Full rates are given here.

Fun & friendly lunches

Criteria for applicants:
-Able to grow organic vegetables, pack veg boxes and help with veg box delivery (full training given)- Essential
-Interested in seed sowing, weeding, supporting plants, watering, maintenance jobs, and harvesting organic vegetables- Essential
-Able to follow written instructions to pack veg boxes (full training given)- Essential
-Able to do manual work and load the van (full training given)- Essential
-Friendly and able to interact with the customers on their doorsteps- Essential
-Enthusiasm and ability to learn– Essential
-Knowledge of food, growing and using – Desirable
-Aged 16-24 years old- Essential
-Able to work for 25 hours a week Tue-Thur- Essential
-Claiming Jobseekers Allowance- Essential
-Able to get to Reddy Lane (WA14 3RB) independently, or cycle 4 miles from Altrincham train/tram station- Essential

The deadline for applications is 28th May 2021.
Send your CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria to contact@reddylane.com
More information about us is on http://www.reddylanemarketgarden.com