A workers' cooperative growing food on London's edge in the Lea Valley

Outreach worker job

We are pleased to announce a new job opportunity for a food growing outreach worker with responsibility for enterprise & partnership development.

Application deadline: Tuesday 10 January

Download full job description and application details here

Organiclea’s Common Sense Growers (CSG) outreach project exists to bring the benefits of local food growing projects to diverse and marginalised communities across Northeast London. We achieve this through working in partnership with a range of public and community sector organisations; offering a comprehensive service of training, project support and community garden creation. Past and current partners include social housing providers, the mental health sector, schools and children centres, homeless charities and sheltered accommodation providers.

Project income is a mix of grant funding and contract fees. After growing steadily over the last few years, our project is now at a key stage in its development and we are seeking to recruit someone to lead on the enterprise development aspect of our work at this crucial time. We are looking for a strategically minded community sector worker who, in addition to delivering small-scale food growing projects, will expand our outreach enterprise and increase its financial sustainability; establishing sound business practices and developing new partnerships. You will be joining a project team of 2 other food growing outreach workers, one with additional responsibility for skill development, training & volunteering, the other a trained garden design & support sessional worker.

We need someone who is committed to turning a small outreach enterprise into a working, financially viable model and who is passionate about the empowering role that food growing contributes to community life and resilience. Your fellow workers will be the growers, organisers, mechanics and citizens who form the workers’ cooperative and the ‘Organiclea family’.

Initially 14 hours/2 days per week based on £20,930 pro rata + variable hours sessional work.
The post holder will be actively involved in developing increased work opportunities. We are committed to making this a fixed 3 days/week post and will be working hard as a team to achieve this.
We are recruiting for a one year post. Extension is dependent on project financing and income generated.
Location: Office base at Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London E17 9AH + onsite work in Waltham Forest and neighbouring boroughs.
Responsible to: Organiclea workers’ cooperative
Each appointment is subject to a 3 month probation period

To apply:

Please send us a letter of application outlining why you are interested in this post and how your experience meets the requirements of this post – see full job description here. Please relate this to each of the points set out in the person specification. Please also include a cv or a basic work experience history.

Please also let us know how you found out about this post and include the names of two referees which we will follow up if offered the post.

Recruitment timetable:
Closing date Tuesday 10 January by 5pm
Interviews at the Hornbeam Centre, Walthamstow: Wednesday 25 January
Start date: as soon as possible after appointment

You can email your application to:
anaelle[at]organiclea.org.uk  (replace [at] with @)

Or post/deliver to:
Anaelle Bouabdelli
Organiclea Community Growers
Hornbeam Centre
458 Hoe Street
London E17 9AH

(Unfortunately we cannot commit to contacting all applicants personally who have applied for a post. If you do not hear from us, please assume that you have not been short-listed.)

For additional information about the opportunity contact Anaelle at the Hornbeam centre office on 020 8558 6880.

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