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Market Gardener

OrganisationClinks Care Farm
LocationToft Monks, Beccles
WebsiteVisit organisation website
Contract typePermanent
Salary£18,131 pa
HoursPart Time / Flexible
Date posted22 November 2019
Closing date6 December 2019

Clinks Care Farm Ltd. is an award winning care farm and social enterprise in Toft Monks, near Beccles. Disadvantaged people use the natural environment and farming activities for therapeutic purposes, recovery and day care. We have a variety of livestock and a large market garden. Our own produce is sold from the farm shop, through a veg box scheme, at farmers markets and local outlets.

We are looking for an energetic, pro-active and experienced market gardener to manage and to develop our 3 acre market garden and orchards, plan the growing season and grow quality vegetables in a sustainable way to supply our farm shop, veg box scheme, to supply local outlets and our stall at the local farmers market

The right candidate will have skills and experience in growing a variety of vegetables including top fruit. You will have knowledge and experience improving soil fertility, crop rotations and succession growing. Ideally you will be skilled in using horticultural and small tractor machinery but for the right candidate training will be provided.

You will be a good communicator and team player and manage a team of volunteers. You will be able to provide opportunities for people to be part of your team and participate in the work.

You will be working closely with the produce sales coordinator and plant propagator and receive support and supervision from the farm manager.

Annualised Hours (34 hrs p/w March till October – 22.5 hours p/w November till February) 

Benefits include; pension scheme, holidays and being part of a great team.

How to apply

An application form, job description and person specification can be downloaded from our website www.clinkscarefarm.org.uk. Applications can be send to Doeke Dobma, Clinks Care Farm, Church Road, Toft Monks, Beccles, NR34 0ET or e-mail: doeke.dobma@clinkscarefarm.org

The closing date for this post is Friday 06 December 2019 at 5pm. Interviews will be held on 12th December 2019. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check.