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We are currently recruiting for a assistant grower for a 3 month contract.

Job Description

The assistant grower will work with the head grower on all aspects of the growing operation. This includes: raising seedlings, bed preparation, planting out plugs, weed control, harvesting and delivering produce. The assistant grower must be keen to work in a team and independently, develop new skills and learn the various tasks associated with the growing operation. This job would be suitable for someone who loves working outside, thrives in a dynamic, fast paced work environment. It is a physical job and requires working out in the field in all types of weather.

Required characteristics

- Desire to work hard and develop skills in organic horticulture

- Ability to work independently and as a group

- A passion for organic growing and building a better food system

- Willingness to learn requirements of commercial horticultural planning, preparation, sowing and harvesting process

- Ability to follow instructions, work efficiently, tidily, consistently and to a high standard with good attention to detail

- Good physical fitness and stamina

- Organisational skills

- Good communication skills and the ability to work effectively both in a small team and alone

- Able to take responsibility and care for own wellbeing

- Willingness to adhere to health and safety procedures on site, including manual handling

Desirable characteristics

- Experience in organic horticulture of some form
- Qualification in horticulture and/or agriculture


2 days per week paid at £63 p/day for a 6 hour day. This works out as just over £10.42 p/hour which is national minimum wage from April 2023. You will be required to be on site for 6.5 and hours each day, but in this time we'll have both a morning break and a lunch break that will equate to half an hour. 


The job starts asap and will run for 3 months with the potential to extend. The work days will be Tuesday and Thursday but could potentially change when harvesting. The hours will be 8am - 2.30pm, but may change slightly during harvesting:


Tewin Greens, Hertford Rd, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 0JB

How to apply

If you would like to apply, please send a CV and a covering letter/email to:

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