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Software Developer
Regionalwert Leistungen GmbH
***POSITION BASED IN GERMANY, WITH GERMAN LANGUAGE***

We are looking for someone to assit and/or lead the development and design of our sustainability assessment tool. We are a young, dynamic team based near the Black Forest in Germany, but have our roots in over 40 years of research and practical experience. We believe that farmer know-how, scientific reearch and public demand all have an equal role to play, and this is also the frame of reference that our assessment instruments are built upon.

The full job description (in German) is in the PDF link below. Unfortunately our website is only in German (to be remedied soon!) but feel free to have a browse to find out about our motivations.

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Link: https://www.regionalwert-leistungen.de/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Stellenausschreibung-SoftwareentwicklerIn-Regionalwert.pdf
Agricultural economist, or economist with agricultural background
Regionalwert Leistungen GmbH
***POSITION BASED IN GERMANY, WITH GERMAN LANGUAGE***
1 of 3 job positions open with us :)

We are looking for someone to join our research and development team, specifically with skills or a strong interest in integrating sustainability into business management and accounting.

We are a young, dynamic team based near the Black Forest in Germany, but have our roots in over 40 years of research and practical experience. We believe that farmer know-how, scientific reearch and public demand all have an equal role to play, and this is also the frame of reference that our assessment instruments are built upon.

The full job description (in German) is in the PDF link below. Unfortunately our website is only in German (to be remedied soon!) but feel free to have a browse to find out about our motivations.

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Link: https://www.regionalwert-leistungen.de/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Stellenausschreibung-AgraroekonomIn-Regionalwert.pdf
Key account manager
Regionalwert Leistungen GmbH
***POSITION BASED IN GERMANY, WITH GERMAN LANGUAGE***

We are looking for someone to join our sales team as a key account manager, to help with the distribution of our product (sustainability assessments for farmers). Ideally we are looking for someone with 5-7 years of (practical) work experience in agriculture and knowledge of sales and/or marketing.

We are a young, dynamic team based near the Black Forest in Germany, but have our roots in over 40 years of research and practical experience. We believe that farmer know-how, scientific reearch and public demand all have an equal role to play, and this is also the frame of reference that our assessment instruments are built upon.

The full job description (in German) is in the PDF link below. Unfortunately our website is only in German (to be remedied soon!) but feel free to have a browse to find out about our motivations.

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Link: https://www.regionalwert-leistungen.de/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Stellenausschreibung-KeyAccount-ManagerIn-Regionalwert.pdf
Project leader
Agora Natura
***POSITION BASED IN GERMANY, WITH GERMAN LANGUAGE***
No link to the job posiiton exists yet, only as a PDF (which I can't upload here) - write a message if you would like me to send you an official PDF of the job position.
AgoraNatura is a marketplace for nature conservation certificates. In brief: farmers scope out measures they want to implement on their land, set a price for the project and collect funding via certificates bought by public or private business or individuals. The team at ZALF is looking for a project leader!
Link: https://agora-natura.de/
Intern for marketing/ PR
Agora Natura
***POSITION BASED IN GERMANY, WITH GERMAN LANGUAGE***
No link to the job posiiton exists yet, only as a PDF (which I can't upload here) - write a message if you would like me to send you an official PDF of the job position.
AgoraNatura is a marketplace for nature conservation certificates. In brief: farmers scope out measures they want to implement on their land, set a price for the project and collect funding via certificates bought by public or private business or individuals. The team at ZALF is looking for an intern!
Link: https://agora-natura.de/
Manor Farm tenancy
Goodacre Farms
Manor Farm: Historic Manor House, famstead with buildings, in centre of village, 100 acre holding. Opportunities for cooperating with other farms &c on the estate.
Small regeneratiive farm internship and livestock manager
Henbant Permaculture
Henbant Permaculture is looking for its 2022 core team…

Henbant is a beautiful, small, permaculture inspired and holistically managed farm between the mountains and the sea in North West Wales.

We are on a mission to prove that you can buy a small farm on a mortgage, pay for it through producing nutrient dense foods, build soil, build biodiversity, build social capitol and at the same time enjoy it. If we can prove this works then we can do our bit at making the world a slightly better place. Proving this isn’t easy however, if we are to out compete the conventional system we need to be organised and hard working.

This year we are looking for a team of people to join us on this mission: livestock (Holistically managed cattle, woodland pigs, pastured laying hens and a few house cows); No-dig CSA veg box scheme; our agroforestry systems, woodland and tree propagation. We are also in need of help in building and establishing our regenerative food café and teaching space as well as a wooden yurt and a sauna. We also have low impact buildings, yurts and a campsite for guests. Everybody on farm gets involved in every enterprise but its best if you want to specialise.
Many of our enterprises are designed to create a teaching and learning opportunity rather than be very profitable. Where enterpirses can afford somebody we do pay. We have already filled our paid market gardener role for the season, it is possible if you are capable of running our animal enterprises for the season and taking some of the general farm management responsibilities that we could pay a very basic rate for that. We may also be able to pay a basic rate for a farm chef. Our other positions are really there as learning spaces and for these, we can offer a fun, outdoors, healthy way of living; wholesome mainly home produced and organic food, accommodation and lots of experience, conversation and training on the cutting edge of regenerative and permaculture farming and living.
Link: http://www.henbant.org
Doorstep Milk Delivery Driver (London)
Ahimsa Dairy Foundation
Over night or early morning doorstep milk delivery driver positions available. Good rates of pay. Rounds between 4, 6 or 8 hours with flexibility. We sell the most ethical and only slaughter-free milk in the UK, be part of the Ahimsa revolution.
Link: Http://www.ahimsamilk.org
Horticulturalist Manager
Ahimsa Dairy Foundation
We are looking for a ahimsa-vegan horticulturalist to join our team and lead the development of our herb/salad/veg box scheme. Knowledge of regenerative practices, organics and biodynamics an advantage. Accommodation available, flexible terms.
Link: http://www.ahimsamilk.org
Vegan Organic Bakers and Cooks
Ahimsa Dairy Foundation
Ahimsa slaughter-free dairy are looking for ahimsa-vegan organic bakers and cooks to help develop our Ahimsa Kitchen food line. Posts available in Rutland and London.
Link: http://www.ahimsamilk.org
Organic and Biodynamic Processing Inspector
BDA Certification
We provide Organic and Biodynamic (Demeter) certification for over 300 licensees in the UK.
Inspectors are responsible for visiting licensees across the UK for the purpose of assessing their operation for conformity to Demeter and or Organic Standards.
Link: https://bdcertification.org.uk/
Head Grower CSA Stroud
Stroud Community Agriculture
Stroud Community Agriculture is looking for a new Head Grower. We are a 350 member CSA
farming 70 acres of land on 3 sites in Gloucestershire, producing both vegetables and meat for our
community of members. The horticulture unit consists of 9 acres of field vegetable and 1,000
square metres of polytunnels on two separate sites. The livestock is managed by our farmer, and the
horticulture unit by our head grower.
Link: https://www.stroudcommunityagriculture.org/farm_news/sca-is-looking-for-a-new-head-grower/
Marketing Coordinator Organic Brewery Stroud
Stroud Brewery (BCorps)
To oversee all marketing activities for Stroud Brewery.

Working with our sales, bar & venue teams and drawing on external support when required, and within budget, to increase brand awareness and customer touch points to drive direct and indirect sales.

Stroud Brewery is an organic brewery and a B Corps business.

Our mission is to make outstanding organic beer without damaging the planet and bring people together to inspire positive change

We are seeking a marketing coordinator to support the sale of our beers across all our routes to market. We wish to maximise on our social media marketing to raise awareness of our products and values with the aim to rapidly grow our national sales.
Link: https://stroudbrewery.co.uk/pages/marketing-co-ordinator
Lead Grower
Black Rootz (incubated by The Ubele Initiative)
We are looking for an experienced Lead Grower to take up the challenge of the planning, development and management of growing sites that will produce fresh produce for the Black Rootz food growing enterprise, based at the Wolves Lane Horticulture Centre in Haringey.
Applicants are invited to share their ideas for developing several growing sites using management methods consistent with regenerative practices whilst increasing crop yields of produce reflecting the heritage of the Black Rootz collective. Candidates should give consideration not only to the enterprise and how it might be developed to support the needs of the local community but also to be commercially viable. An understanding of growing culturally appropriate crops and experience of working black and minoritized collectives is essential.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Monday 24 January 2022.
Link: https://bit.ly/32wsv2F
Grower
Black Rootz (incubated by The Ubele Initiative)
We are looking for a skilled and dynamic food Grower to work alongside the Lead Grower on our sites that will produce fresh produce for the Black Rootz food growing enterprise, based at the Wolves Lane Horticulture Centre in Haringey. An understanding of growing culturally appropriate crops and experience of working black and minoritized collectives is essential for this role.

The grower would ideally have a training qualification and a minimum of a years’ practical experience as a grower a chemical-free, organic commercial enterprise and a commitment to regenerative practices. You will have experience of growing for a diverse range of requirements to a high standard including plants for sale, growing produce for trade and supplying our onsite kitchen.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Monday 24 January 2022.
Link: https://bit.ly/32wsv2F
Director, FFCC Scotland
Food, Farming And Countryside Commission
Do you want to support the development of an adaptable and resilient food, farming and countryside sector in Scotland, joining a national, networked organisation, focussed on helping to make change happen?

In Scotland, we have been engaging with partners and stakeholders to convene collective leadership around important issues, and to identify priorities for our work.

This role will suit you if you have:
- Action-orientated and outcome-focused leadership skills, with a track record of effective project delivery across one or more of our key themes.
- Significant and varied experience in public policy research development, with a mature understanding of the complex policy landscape across the breadth of our mandate.
- Specialist expertise and interest in one or more of our key themes: food and farming, sustainable development, land use, economics, local democracy and system change, and in wider public policy and reform.
- A shared sense of purpose for our mission, with commitment to finding practical solutions to the climate, nature, health and economic crises.

Term: 1 year freelance contract on a part-time basis (with option to extend)

Closing date: 23:59 on Sunday, 16th January 2022

Contract value: £30,000 (inclusive of any applicable VAT) over the contract’s length (approx. 12 days per month)

Location: Home based (must be based in Scotland)

To apply: Please send us your CV and a one page cover letter, explaining why you are suitable for this role and your reasons for applying.
Link: https://ffcc.co.uk/news-and-press/director-ffcc-scotland
Director, FFCC Wales
Food, Farming And Countryside Commission
FFCC is recruiting a Director in Wales.

Are you passionate about helping to develop more adaptable and resilient food, farming and countryside sectors in Wales, to respond to the climate, nature and health crisis? Would you like to work with a national, networked organisation, focussed on helping to make change happen?

Our current programme of work in Wales is focussed on four key areas:
- Fair and healthy food systems integrated into all thinking and decisions about well-being, land use and resources
- Investigating and promoting the potential for agroecology in Wales
- Developing a national nature service in Wales
- Increasing and directing resources for a just transition to more sustainable food and farming systems and flourishing rural economies

This role will suit you if you have:
- Action-orientated and outcome-focused leadership skills, with a track record of effective project delivery across one or more of our key themes.
- Significant and varied experience in public policy research development, with a mature understanding of the complex policy landscape across the breadth of our mandate.
- Specialist expertise and interest in one or more of our key themes: food and farming, sustainable development, land use, economics, local democracy and system change, and in wider public policy and reform.
- A shared sense of purpose for our mission, with commitment to finding practical solutions to the climate, nature, health and economic crises.

Term: 1 year freelance contract on a part-time basis (with option to extend)

Closing date: 23:59 on Sunday, 16th January 2022

Contract value: £30,000 (inclusive of any applicable VAT) over the contract’s length (approx. 12 days per month)

Location: Home based (must be based in Wales)

To apply: Please send us your CV and a one page cover letter, explaining why you are suitable for this role and your reasons for a
Link: https://ffcc.co.uk/news-and-press/director-ffcc-wales
Co-Founder & CTO
Soil Benchmark
Are you a soil scientist? Do you want to help farmers look after their soils more effectively? Get in touch!
Senior Farm Carbon & Soil Advisor
Farm Carbon Toolkit
We are seeking an experienced project manager and farm sustainability expert to join our team. See our website for details.
Link: https://farmcarbontoolkit.org.uk/work-with-us/#farm-carbon-soils-senior-advisor
Non-Exec Director
Farm Carbon Toolkit
We are currently seeking 1-2 new Non-executive Directors to support our organisation through its exciting next phase. This is a voluntary role which is highly rewarding and you will be joining a friendly team of Directors. See our website for details and what expertise we're seeking.
Link: https://farmcarbontoolkit.org.uk/work-with-us/#farm-carbon-toolkit-seeks-new-company-directors
Operations Administrator
Farm Carbon Toolkit
Please visit our website for details.
Link: https://farmcarbontoolkit.org.uk/work-with-us/#operations-administrator
Lead Grower
Stanford Hall CSA
We are looking for a confident no-dig Grower to step into this regenerative community supported agriculture (CSA) & education project set in the heart of the Midlands as part of Stanford Regenerate. The vision for the site is to inspire and demonstrate efficient, delicious production of food, host community and educational activities and regenerate soil, increase biodiversity and wildlife habitat.

The main focus for the lead veg grower for 2022 is to set up resilient systems to fulfil the current 60 shares and weekly wholesale opportunities for the season April - December and to make plans to extend the season and productivity in 2023. Currently 2,500 sqm is established as a productive market garden. There is the potential to triple the number of beds to increase production.

Head Grower Graham Willet who began the project in 2018 is moving to a new project. In 3 years the site has been transformed from an overgrazed field to a vibrant productive ecosystem. In 2021 core community infrastructure was put in; a round house, field kitchen, veg processing shack and solar rig have all improved the site.

Stanford Regenerate is being established as a registered CIO educational charity, to support this growing project and other regenerative work taking place on the 800 acre estate and operating alongside the commercial activities of the wider estate and Grade 1 listed Hall, attracting 40,000 visitors a year.

Link: https://www.stanfordhallcsa.co.uk
Livestock manager
Backsbottom Farm Contact: Rod Everett
Backsbottom farm is a small beautiful organic farm (100ha)in the Forest of Bowland AONB. There are 25ha inbye land and herb rich meadows, including apple orchards with over 100 varieties of heritage apples, 25ha of fell land/blanket bog, 50ha of ancient semi-natural woodland alongside the River Roeburn. The farm has a flood management trail (www.riverroeburn.uk), a small study centre (Middle Wood Trust) and a small forest garden in need of love. There are 8 people living on the farm in caravans and yurt type structures, and in the main farmhouse. There is potential accommodation available in a static caravan. The whole farm is off grid. We would like someone to develop their own regenerative livestock system. The person would need livestock experience and enthusiasm for exploring how to generate a thriving business on the farm, there are currently a few sheep on the farm. There are potential opportunities for teaching short courses, the vinegar business or wood based crafts. I am nearing retirement but currently run a specialist 2 year matured cider vinegar business which i sell in Lancaster market (www.roborondalevinegar.co.uk). I do some woodland Countryside Stewardship and flood management work. I am part of the team at Food Futures for N Lancashire that runs the Northern Real Farming Conference and other exciting projects in Lancaster area. In the past we have run regular courses on the farm including the Full Permaculture design course, the farm is also a Permaculture Land Centre. We are looking for someone who can make the most of the opportunities on the farm to create a thriving business. Rod 01524222214
Link: http://www.rodspermaculture.co.uk
Community garden charity CEO
Green Synergy
£35K, full time, permanent
Link: https://www.environmentjob.co.uk/jobs/84597-chief-executive-officer
Regen Graziers required
Dan Powell
Several opportunties in south and SW, will soon be available for graziers to work innovatively in co-operation with land owners. Applicants should have relevant experience and existing capital (investment, live or deadstock).
Trustees
Real Farming Trust
The Real Farming Trust, the organiser of the ORFC, are looking for two new trustees.

We are specifically looking for trustees that can bring their work and/or personal experience in the following specific areas:

• Agroecology or regenerative farming
• Food justice and food poverty

We want our Board to reflect the range of people who grow, sell and eat food so we welcome applications from people from different backgrounds, with different abilities, experience and talents.

Please see the link for more details.
Link: http://www.feanetwork.org/2022/the-real-farming-trust-is-looking-for-two-new-trustees
Organic Land Entrepreneur(s)
3D Rural Surveyors Ltd

The hunt is on for innovative and dynamic land entrepreneurs, interested in an exciting opportunity to build on a successful organic farming, retail and tourism business at Slack House Farm, Gilsland situated on the Cumbrian / Northumbrian boundary in the heart of Hadrian’s wall country.

The present owners have developed flourishing Soil Association registered organic enterprises at Slack House Farm, including an organic dairy herd, processing milk into cheese and yoghurt, a farm shop, café, a bunk and camping barn. Lots more information about the farm can be found by visiting the web site. https://slackhousefarm.co.uk/
Steward Support and Community Development Manager
Ecological Land Cooperative
The Ecological Land Cooperative (ELC) is a social enterprise based in Bristol. We exist to create affordable access to land for new entrants to ecological agriculture and mixed farming. Following the successful delivery of our first two sites, clusters of three ecological small farms in Mid Devon and East Sussex, we have also purchased and are in the process of developing three further sites across the South of England and Wales. We have an ambitious plan to add five more smallholding sites to our portfolio over the next four years.

The Steward Support and Community Development Manager is responsible for all aspects of work to build and support the development of healthy and resilient communities on and around the ELC’s small farms, supported by and reporting to the Coordinator. This includes managing selection of new ELC farm stewards, and being the point of contact with our current farm stewards.

The role is two days a week, and home-based with occasional travel. Closing date 9th January 2022

For more information visit our website https://ecologicalland.coop/steward-support-community-development-manager
Link: https://ecologicalland.coop/steward-support-community-development-manager
Researcher- Jumping Faces Project
Ecological Land Cooperative
Jumping Fences - understanding and addressing the barriers to access to land for agroecological farming for Black people and people of colour (BPOC) in Britain.

The Jumping Fences project is a collaboration between Land In Our Names, Land Workers’ Alliance and Ecological Land Cooperative that addresses issues of land and food justice as they relate to BPOC in Britain.

It aims to carry out research into the experiences of BPOC who have been able to set up growing businesses and projects, as well as those who would like to pursue this life, to find out what motivated them to do this, what their challenges were, how they overcame them, and what more can be done to enable BPOC new entrants to farming to gain access to land in peri-urban and rural spaces.

The project aims to use the research findings to educate by opening up a conversation with the agroecological farming sector about the barriers that BPOC face when trying to access opportunities to grow food in Britain so that they can build their organisations’ capacity to ensure that they are serving all of the diverse communities of Britain.

Finally the project partners will work together to build the capacity of Land In Our Names (LION) to develop as a community land trust with the ability to acquire and manage land for BPOC new entrants to agroecological farming.

The Jumping Fences Researcher will be responsible for all aspects of delivering Phase 1: the research and Phase 2: dissemination of the findings for the Jumping Fences project, reporting to the ELC Coordinator on a day to day basis and supported by the collaborative of LION, LWA and ELC.

The post is a part-time temporary contract for 130 days (7.5 hours per day) work up until January 2023. Closing date 14th January 2022
Link: https://ecologicalland.coop/researcher-jumping-fences
Seasonal Trainee (residential)
Teign Greens CSA
We're looking for two energetic people, passionate about sustainable veg growing and farming, to join us at our CSA in south Devon this summer to learn all about organic market gardening while living on the land.
Link: https://www.teigngreens.co.uk/work-with-us
Soil Sampler (subcontractor) - Wales
Farm Carbon Toolkit
We are seeking soil samplers in North & South Wales to support our work taking soil samples and conduct basic tests and analysis. Details on our website.
Link: https://farmcarbontoolkit.org.uk/work-with-us/#soil-sampler-subcontractor
Team Member - Finance
Transition Network
Do you have skills and experience in finance? And a passion for environmental and social projects?

Are you interested in joining a creative, innovative and committed team working to support the international Transition movement and amplify stories of community-led change?

Could your financial skills help support our non-hierarchical organisation as we explore and seek to model the changes we want to see in the world?

This is a 17-hours a week home-working role supporting our small team of 11–13 staff, and a number of international and UK-based contractors.

The current salary level for all staff members is £34,764 (GBP)* per year on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis.

*an approximate/equivalent amount for non UK based staff to be negotiated
Link: https://transitionnetwork.org/news/transition-network-recruiting/
Senior Grower - GROW
GROW
We are looking for a Senior Grower to join our small but ambitious team. Our 6 acre farm in Barnet functions both as a community farm; providing adult volunteering opportunities, traineeships and agroecologically grown produce for our box scheme,school canteen, restaurants and local people, and also as an educational site for our partner school and local children and young people in the borough. We grow vegetables, herbs and flowers and have a small flock of chickens and beehives.

As Senior Grower, your main responsibility will be the running of the farm but we are looking for someone who is also committed to being a part of our vision to create a new model for schools and farms working together, and who is comfortable working around children and young people.

The ideal candidate is an efficient, kind, knowledgeable and dedicated grower who wants to be part of a close knit team and to share the joys of food growing and the outdoors with others.

We offer subsidised lunches in the school canteen (with produce from the farm), weekly staff yoga and access to training and events through our membership organisations.

Criteria

Required

Minimum of 3 years experience working on a farm, market garden or growing site, using organic principles.
Experience of crop planning, pest and disease management, irrigation, weed control, harvesting and rotations.
Comfortable using a variety of tools and machines. Hand tools, strimmers, BCS tractor.
Experience of growing for sale, ideally for restaurants and cafes as well as markets.
Experience of working with volunteers. Must have a positive, welcoming and kind nature and understand different abilities and outlooks.
Experience teaching trainees or apprentices about best practice in horticulture and farm work.
Level 2 in horticulture or equivalent demonstrable knowledge of horticulture and plant science through experience.
Physically fit and capable of working at pace
Excellent communication and team working skills

Link: http://wearegrow.org/getinvolved
Outdoor Learning Facilitator
GROW
We are also on the look out for new outdoor learning facilitators to join our delivery team in 2022.



Ideally you will be:

• Experienced in running outdoor learning programmes with children and young people (2 years minimum)

• Forest School trained or equivalent

• Experienced in organic food growing


Get in touch with hello@wearegrow.org with your CV and a bit about why you’d like to work with us.
Link: http://wearegrow.org/getinvolved
Education and Outreach Coordinator
GROW
We are looking for a dedicated, thoughtful and highly organised individual who believes in the power of education to change the world. You will coordinate our busy educational and outreach programmes, which we deliver to children and young people from the Barnet area. The aim of our programmes are to introduce young people of all backgrounds to outdoor learning and sustainable food growing and help them to feel at home in the outdoors.


The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years experience working with children and young people of all abilities, strong organisational abilities with experience coordinating and delivering projects, as well as sound knowledge of organic and sustainable farming practices. You must be passionate about sharing this knowledge and making it accessible.


We offer subsidised lunches in the school canteen (with produce from the farm), weekly staff yoga and access to training and events through our membership organisations.


Duties and responsibilities:

Coordinating the GROW education, outreach, and holiday programmes and activities delivered to young people in the Barnet area.
Supporting the design, planning and delivery of new lessons and activities alongside the Farm Manager and facilitators. You will help create inspiring, ambitious, and accessible lessons that get our young people learning about sustainable food growing, and thinking about the world around them.
Ensure all programmes are well evaluated including creating and running appropriate participant surveys, focus groups, and reflection sessions, and supporting the creation of impact reports.
Booking in and briefing facilitators to ensure that lessons and projects are staffed well in advance and facilitators are fully prepared. This includes sending over lesson plans, setting expectations and making sure you receive feedback, registers and any relevant monitoring and evaluation documentation.

See full JD on our website
Link: http://wearegrow.org/getinvolved
Director
Edinburgh Agroecology Coop
The deadline for the 2 Director Positions is 31st January. If you or anyone you know might be interested in applying, we are asking for a CV and cover letter.
We are looking to recruit 2 external Directors to join our team and offer support and advice in two areas. Specifically we are looking for (1) expertise in employment and HR and (2) business development expertise particularly in relation to food growing. Time commitment required would be attending 2 x 1.5 hour EAC meetings per month with some preparation time to provide guidance and assist in setting up systems for efficient and effective functioning.
If you are interested and would like to know more and meet the team please get in touch. Note that these positions would be voluntary, however travel expenses associated with farm meetings and activities can be reimbursed.
For more information about the position please contact: toni@lauristonfarm.org
Link: https://www.lauristonfarm.scot
opportunity for forester/s with working horse
Stewdon Farm
on a regenerative beef and sheep farm in West Devon, managing broadleaved woodland including ancient woodland, woodland thinning, coppicing, new woodland planting[16,000+ trees] and helping to start tree nursery using native/local seed. Part time paid work + opportunity to use sustainably managed wood. Safe off road pitch with water and electrics + possible stable.
School Farm CSA trainee grower
School Farm CSA
We are looking for a trainee grower to join our team for this season with the possibility of it becoming a paid position in the second year.
Link: https://www.schoolfarmcsa.org.uk/get-involved/
Nursery Co-ordinator
Northey Street City Farm
Northey Street City Farm is a non-profit community project on the banks of Brisbane’s Breakfast Creek in the inner city suburb of Windsor. It has been developed for people to enjoy and participate in using the principles of Permaculture. It is also intended to be a demonstration site where people of all ages can learn through practical, hands on experience.

The Nursery Coordinator will be responsible for operating the City Farm Nursery making it a profitable enterprise that provides a service to the community through providing useful plants and other permaculture resources. The Nursery Coordinator should have experience in a retail nursery and a passion for customer service, preferably with a practical working knowledge of Permaculture plants and their uses. This role will be responsible for supervising and developing volunteers to assist with the nursery retail and production. The person will ideally be reliable, passionate about plants and customers, an enthusiastic self-starter who is willing to work with our community to meet the financial, social and environmental objectives of the nursery. They will have initiative and be open to sharing their practical skills and experiences with a broad range of people.

Please follow the link below for all the information, selection criteria and application process.

Link: https://www.nscf.org.au/vacancy-nursery-co-ordinator/
Paris Correspondent
ARC2020
The European think tank ARC2020 seeks a freelance Paris Correspondent to cover agricultural, rural and regional policies and discussions in France, at government, regional and CSO level, especially during the French EU presidency. The correspondent will deliver content on socio-ecological transition in agri-food and rural domains, via tools such as news and feature articles, audio visual elements, events and reports. The correspondent will be based in France but will work as part of an international team based around Europe.
Link: https://www.arc2020.eu/were-hiring-call-for-paris-correspondent-for-2022/
GROWER
Haymans Farm
GROWER - HAYMANS FARM, WEST SUSSEX

We are looking for a grower with a demonstrated commitment to regenerative practices to take up the exciting challenge of starting a market garden at Haymans Farm, a beautiful 150 acre farm situated on the edge of the South Downs National Park.

We are in the process of evolving the farm in order to produce a wide range of food and to create community around food and growing. Guided by regenerative practices, the aim is to preserve and build the health of the soil allowing it to produce vital food and sequester carbon. A barn conversion will enable small groups to use food from the farm to engage in creative kitchen and cooking experiences allowing for a better understanding of food and its relationship to health and wellbeing. Our aim is to create a strong team to build and integrate the component parts of the farm, working together to maximise the potential of the land and to share its magic with all those who visit.

If you are interested or wish to link up in anyway, particularly if you are local, please contact Flora Stubbs.
Microdairy opportunity in south Devon
Oxen Park Farm
Oxen Park Farm, in the Teign Valley, Devon, is looking for collaborative types to come and set up a micro-dairy as a separate enterprise on the farm. The project would sit alongside the exisiting land-based learning project, On The Hill, and Teign Greens, a CSA veg box scheme with 75-100 members. Also scope to take on other low-impact regenerative livestock. More info on the link below...
Link: https://www.onthehill.camp/microdairy
AGRICARBON Field Operators
via Ruralink
Ruralink Veteran is working with Agricarbon to recruit a nationwide team of Field Operators. Apply now to be invited to our next Field Trial Event in Somerset or to be added to the Talent Pool to be called forward when we are recruiting in your area.
Link: https://ruralink.org.uk/environment
Finance and Operations Manager (Maternity Cover; Feb-Dec 2022)
Sustainable Restaurant Assocaition
The ideal candidate for this role will be an experienced finance manager / bookkeeper who can record all financial transactions and handle all office administration relating to sales management. Accuracy and attention to detail is vital for the role as is a collaborative team member. Operations Management experience is also desirable.
Link: https://thesra.org/vacancies/
Growing Trainee
Sutton Community Farm
We are recruiting for a paid Growing Trainee to start in March 2022, 4 days a week for 20 months.

The purpose of the position is to develop skilled production managers in agroecological farming, and is ideally suited to someone who has the ambition to manage a growing space in future. The Growing Trainee will learn practical growing skills as well as developing cropping plans, collecting and processing data and supervising other staff and volunteers. They will work closely with the Heads of Production and growing team at the farm, developing skills and experience in local food production. The Growing Trainee will play a key role in maximising the productivity of the farm and helping secure its long term success, as well as helping people in the community have a positive, meaningful and enjoyable experience.

Find out more at www.suttoncommunityfarm.org.uk
Link: https://www.rootstowork.org/jobs/?job_id=2449&pp=5&latt=&long=&ks=&isp=0&st=&flt=recent
Various PhD positions at UK Food Systems Centre
UKFS-CDT
The UK Food Systems Centre for Doctoral Training (UKFS-CDT) provides a unique opportunity for transformative and interdisciplinary food systems research. Led by the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich, the UKFS-CDT aims to develop the next generation of food system change makers for a healthy and sustainable food future.

The UKFS-CDT Doctoral Programme is pleased to announce that Applications for Cohort 2 will open in early January 2022. The deadline for applications is 15th February 2022. Interview decisions are expected by April/May 2022.

Visit the link below for more information.
Link: https://foodsystems-cdt.ac.uk/
Demeter and Organic Certification Manager
BDA Certification
The Biodynamic Association is unique among UK accredited organic certification bodies in that we certify both biodynamic farming and food to Demeter standards, and organic farming and food to organic standards. We pride ourselves on being a small team which is committed to building personal, long-lasting relationships with our licensees, whilst providing a professional and responsive certification service.
We are now looking for a bright, energetic, and ambitious person, who shares our passion for biodynamic and organic food and farming to manage our certification team as we move forward and grow the business post-Brexit. Our successful candidate will relish the detail of certification, have great attention for quality management and the ability to ensure that the organic and biodynamic principles that inspire our licensees inform all aspects of certification.
For more information see:
Link: https://bdcertification.org.uk/index.php/vacancies/
Lead Grower
Sims Hill Shared Harvest
We are seeking applicants for the post of Lead Grower to collaboratively manage the CSA. The candidate will work with our current Lead Grower; sharing equal responsibility to manage the farm. We are looking for an experienced commerical grower with an understanding of and commitment to CSA values.
Link: https://simshill.co.uk/2021/12/17/sims-hill-shared-harvest-are-hiring-for-a-lead-grower/
Butcher- Partnership Opportunity
Balcaskie Estate
Balcaskie Estate is offering to create a business partnership with the right person, or team at the Butchery at Bowhouse beginning in January 2022.

The butchery opened in March 2020 as a way to connect the meat being produced on Balcaskie estate with the local community and create wholesale relationships with chefs looking to use fantastic Scottish produce.

A big draw for the business is being part of Bowhouse, a real highlight of the East Neuk which brings visitors from far a field for the monthly market weekend. Each market is an opportunity to reach a huge number of potential new customers with around 4000 people visiting the site over the weekend.

The business is currently at a really exciting stage, it has an established reputation and currently has lots of opportunities for growth and we are looking for someone to come in and really make it their own. Managing the butchery as its own entity, whilst also having the support of Balcaskie Estate.

Connecting consumers with produce from Balcaskie Estate, the successful applicant with have significant input selecting animals for the butchery and communication with the livestock production team.

Production of Beef, Lamb, Pork and Venison from the estate are focussed on Regenerative Farming techniques,utilising Mob Grazing, herbal grass leys and diverse pastures. Farming with nature provides an opportunity to communicate a positive and fully traceable (from birth to butchery) message. We actively encourage customers onto the land to learn about our farming practices. Abattoirs used range from large to micro, depending on species and speciality. All are Organically Certified.

For more information please see the link below.

Link: https://www.bowhousefife.com/commercialspace/
Programme Officer
Soil Association
Sustainable Food Places is a partnership programme of the Soil Association, Food Matters and Sustain. We support the development of local cross-sector food partnerships of public agencies, businesses & VCS organisations that collaborate to make healthy, sustainable food a defining characteristic of their place. We are adapting and extending the SFP model aiming to build a critical mass of 100 inclusive food partnerships across the UK. The Programme Officer role is central to ensuring efficient, effective delivery and will involve the administration and coordination of numerous workstreams and operational processes. These include grants, awards and monitoring, and supporting internal and external communications with staff, network members and wider stakeholders. This is a multi-faceted role suited to someone with energy and enthusiasm who can work under pressure and is happy to juggle different strands of work while maintaining a keen eye for detail as part of an enthusiastic team.

37.5 hours per week, 12 Months Fixed-Term.
Link: https://www.rootstowork.org/jobs/?job_id=2442
Financial Administrator / Book-keeper
WWOOF UK
WWOOF UK have recently discovered we need to recruit for a Financial Administrator / Book-keeper. We haven't had a chance to get a Job Description together yet but if you're an experienced finance worker interested in a 1.5 day per week role for a brilliant charity, are fairly computer literate and can work from home, drop us a line on the email below.
Link: https://wwoof.org.uk/
Trustee (Agriculture and Horticulture)
About Turn (charity)
"About Turn" is a young military charity which is developing a horticultural and small farm project to support the societal rehabilitation of military veterans who have dropped out due to a wide range of pressures. We are now at the stage where we need expert oversight of the development of our site and farm programme. If you think you can help, and have experience of farming or horticulture in Wiltshire or Gloucestershire, please contact the Chair of Trustees, Barry Wicks. Thank you.
Link: https://www.aboutturn.org/
Farmer's Market Trader
Hempen
This casual hours opportunity is to help prepare and deliver Hempen’s Markets in London and the South East. The role involves driving from our farm HQ just outside of Reading and working as a stallholder in different locatjons in London.
It would suit someone living locally as they qould need to leave the farm by 7am on the day or pickup stock the night before. For this role we can provide in-depth training of our products and wider hemp industry knowledge, as well as general sales training.
Link: https://www.hempen.co.uk/jobs/
Looking for land but can't afford it?
Ahimsa Dairy Foundation
We have several family farms / smallholdings in our Ahimsa Land Trust that need people to take on the running of them. Dairy, arable and horticultural opportunities available. Perfect for people looking to live off the land but can't afford their own place. Training also available. Please contact darryl.biggs@ahimsamilk.org for more info.
GROWER
Flourish Produce
Flourish Produce is a 54 acre farm based just south of Cambridge. We grow produce, herbs, salads, fruit, cut flowers and heritage grains for restaurants and wholesale.


We are looking for several full time growers to join our team for the coming season. Our growers work to ensure we get the daily tasks done and that our crops are well looked after but will also have particular areas of responsibility: field scale production, poly tunnel production and harvest management.

The role will start in April and run through until Dec 2022 as a minimum. For the right candidate on site accommodation will be provided.

Please see our website for more details. If you are interested in applying for this role, please email Alice office@flourishproduce.co.uk with a cover letter and a CV.

We are hoping to interview suitable candidates at the farm in person in Jan 2022.
Link: https://www.flourishproduce.co.uk/contact
Trainee Farmer
Abbey Home Farm
Abbey Home Farm is looking for an enthusiastic trainee stock person/general farm worker to join the small team on our mixed 650ha organic farm, near Cirencester. Enterprises include arable, beef, sheep, poultry, dairy, pigs, on-farm dairy processing and on-farm poultry processing. There is also a farm shop, camp site and an emphasis on public access and education. www.theorganicfarmshop.co.uk

Duties will include day to day work with the stock, relief milking and general farm work. An opportunity to extend skills and gain valuable experience. Enthusiasm, lots of energy and a genuine understanding of organic principles needed. Training will be given but some experience with stock is essential. Also an understanding that farming goes on whatever the weather!

Trainee/paid post dependant on experience.

Accommodation can be available.

See website for all details.
Link: https://www.theorganicfarmshop.co.uk/join-the-team/
Assistant Herd Manager
Roaming Dairy Ltd - at Hemsworth Farm
Having completed our first full season of milking, this is an opportunity to join a new and progressive dairy business. It is a full time position to work alongside our experienced and knowledgable Herd Manager. It is an opportunity to learn and progress your skills in a grazing based and regenerative farm business. There are 300 cows plus followers. Block spring calving, once a day milking. Some experience of dairy management is important, but more essential is to bring your interest, energy and commitment to help develop the business and prioritise high health and welfare management practices.
Accommodation will be provided. Working Alternate weekends with 28 days holiday. We prioritise continued learning.
The farm is 500ha in the Cranborne Chase AONB. Blandford and Wimborne are only a few miles drive away.
Salary in region of £24 -£28K depending on experience.
Link: None
Future Possibilities at ZERODIG IN STROUD
Zerodig.earth
We are expanding this year and will in the future be looking to recruit new staff. Please look at our website www.zerodig.earth and do get in touch. Send your email to clare@zerodig.earth we will post new jobs on Instagram zerodig.earth in the coming months.
Link: www.zerodig.earth
intern
Oxton Organics
Position for a couple or single person to join the team at Oxton Organics Worcestershire.
Our focus is on growing nutrient dense food, cover cropping in no dig horticulture.
Link: http://oxtonorganics.co.uk
Seasonal Grower at Forty Hall Farm, London
Capel Manor College

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Seasonal Grower to join the team in the Market Garden at Forty Hall Farm – a nine-acre intensive growing site producing a wide range of seasonal organic fruit and veg for sale locally through Enfield Veg Co, our own local veg bag delivery scheme, and on-site farm shop.

The Market Garden produces approximately 20,000kg of fruit and vegetables per year and is part of a historic, diverse, Soil Association-certified mixed farm which incorporates extensive livestock production, a 12-acre vineyard, a community orchard and woodland over its 150 acres. The seasonal grower position is a fixed-term post for the duration of the busiest part of the growing season, and enables us to supply the veg bag scheme and farm shop with produce throughout the year.

The position os for four days per week and runs from April to October. Salary is £16,499pa (£1,374 per month) and includes paid holiday.

Please apply using the link below, or get in touch via email if you want to find out more.

Deadline 31st January
Link: https://ce0461li.webitrent.com/ce0461li_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID%3d6216573ZvC%1BUSESSION=1D83772BA72D7E93544E6F2015E39E2D&WVID=5798670yVK&LANG=USA
Head Grower
Good Earth Growers
We are looking to recruit an experienced and passionate Head Grower to project manage the growing of our field veg at our farm in St Mellion, Cornwall.

As the Head Grower you will work with the General Manager to plan the growing season to meet our projected sales. You will be supported by a small team and volunteers and will be responsible for all aspects of the field project, such as propagation, field management, crop rotation, soil health, bed prepping, harvesting, packing, record keeping, health and safety. You will be responsible for managing your team, therefore making sure they are properly trained, have completed their inductions etc

At Good Earth Growers we are proud to supply a great range of organic produce for some of the finest restaurants in the country, we also provide an affordable veg box scheme for our local communities. We grow edible flowers, micro greens, veg and herbs and also specialise in Asian produce. We are currently growing on 25 acres with two large poly tunnels with the potential to expand. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a business that is quickly developing and growing, creating opportunities where people can genuinely develop their interests.

Here is the link to website; http://www.goodearthgrowers.com

Person specification:

-at least 2 years experience of growing on an organic farm
– experience of planning a growing year to meet projected sales
-sound horticultural growing knowledge and crop planning experience.
– experience of driving and maintaining a tractor
-previous experience of managing/leading people
-passionate about growing beautiful quality produce
-ability to prioritise appropriately and be organised
– a solution focused approach to challenges
-a good listener with great communication skills

Please send your CV along with a covering letter. Tell us why you would like to work with us, how you meet the person specification and what you would bring to the role to sarah@goodearthgrowers.co.uk
Link: https://landworkersalliance.org.uk/forums/topic/full-time-head-grower-field-manager-vacancy-at-good-earth-growers-st-mellion/
Grower
Cherry Gardens Farm
Cherry Gardens Farm in East Sussex is looking for someone to join the vegetable growing team this coming spring.

Located on the edge of Ashdown Forest, we produce a wide range of vegetables for year-round sales through our farm shop. We also grow over half an acre of flowers for bunching and PYO. On our 13ha certified organic holding we also make extensive use of green manures, undersowing of crops, pollen and nectar flower strips and hedgerow management to maintain healthy soil and encourage biodiversity.

This position would suit both new entrants into organic growing as well as those with more experience who are looking to develop their skills and take on some responsibility.

For more information on how to apply, please check out the page ‘Vacancies’ on our website.
Link: https://www.cherrygardensfarm.co.uk/vacancies/
Seasonal Grower at Forty Hall Farm, London
Capel Manor College
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Seasonal Grower to join the team in the Market Garden at Forty Hall Farm – a nine-acre intensive growing site producing a wide range of seasonal organic fruit and veg for sale locally through Enfield Veg Co, our own local veg bag delivery scheme, and on-site farm shop. The Market Garden produces approximately 20,000kg of fruit and vegetables per year and is part of a historic, diverse, Soil Association-certified mixed farm which incorporates extensive livestock production, a 12-acre vineyard, a community orchard and woodland over its 150 acres. The seasonal grower position is a fixed-term post for the duration of the busiest part of the growing season, and enables us to supply the veg bag scheme and farm shop with produce throughout the year. The position os for four days per week and runs from April to October. Salary is £16,499pa (£1,374 per month) and includes paid holiday. Please apply using the link below, or get in touch via email if you want to find out more. Deadline 31st January https://www.capel.ac.uk/vacancies/
Link: https://ce0461li.webitrent.com/ce0461li_webrecruitment/wrd/run/etrec106gf.display_srch_all?WVID=5798670yVK&LANG=USA
Organic Land Entrepreneurs (individuals or partnerships)
3D Rural Surveyors
Entrepreneurs wanted to build on a successful organic farming, retail and tourism business at Slack House Farm, Gilsland situated on the Cumbrian / Northumbrian boundary in the heart of Hadrian’s wall country. The owners would like to find like-minded people to take forward the business building on the existing and bringing new
ideas and initiatives to the farm, whilst maintaining its organic status and continuing to enhance the farm for wildlife. Registers of interest by 28th February 2022.
Link: https://slackhousefarm.co.uk
Head Gardener (full time, maternity cover) at Sharpham Trust, Devon
Sharpham Trust
We are looking for a well-organised and flexible person to take over whilst our Head Gardener goes on maternity leave. We are a registered charity caring for the historic Grade 1 listed Sharpham House and Estate on the banks of the River Dart near to Totnes. At the heart of the Sharpham Trust ethos is our desire to build a more mindful, compassionate and environmentally sustainable world. We connect people with nature and foster mindfulness and well-being through our programme of retreats, mindfulness courses, public events, outdoor learning and the arts.

– You will be responsible for the planning and management of the ornamental and the production gardens at Sharpham House, ensuring that the gardens are well-managed and supply produce to our kitchens. The walled vegetable garden is managed using no dig, organic and sustainable practises.

– You will oversee an assistant gardener and volunteers.

– The Trust is opening a new retreat centre, The Coach House, this spring and this is an exciting opportunity to be involved with this development. Retreatants will be working in the gardens on a daily basis carrying out a variety of tasks as part of their mindfulness retreat.

Closing Date: 9am 17 February

Interviews: w/c 28 February

Start Date: April/May

For More information, Job Description and Application form please see: http://www.sharphamtrust.org/about-us/vacancies
Link: http://www.sharphamtrust.org/about-us/vacancies
Peri-Urban Farming Officer
Sustain the alliance for better food and farming
This is a post focused on bringing together partners and wider stakeholders to explore the practical and policy challenges and opportunities for unlocking peri-urban land for agro-ecological food growing. The role will suit a creative, problem solver with an interest in both practical, opportunistic action as well as longer term policy change.  They should be confident in liaising with council officers, farmers and growers, community groups, NGOs and working across project teams and have demonstrable experience in this area and project management. great work ina fabulous organisation.
Link: https://www.sustainweb.org/jobs/peri_urban_farming_officer/
Food for the Planet campaign officer
sustain the alliance for better food and farming
The Food for the Planet Campaign Officer will have a varied and exciting workload, working closely with the Campaigns Coordinator and in collaboration with Sustain’s senior management, sustainable farming and other campaign staff, and project partners, particularly the Sustainable Food Places and Public Affairs teams. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Sustain team, for someone wanting to play a part in addressing the climate and nature emergency, Sustain is a dynamic, creative and welcoming organisation, with a lot of experience and campaign wins under our belt. If you want to help make a big difference on food and climate change, join us.
Link: https://www.sustainweb.org/jobs/food_for_planet_campaign_officer/
5 positions at FoodFutures, North Lancashire
FoodFutures and partners
5 roles to dramatically expand our work as set out in our community-led vision for the local food system, across FoodFutures and our partners. Roles: Project co-ordinator, community engagement, community composting, REconomy, Gleaning, Diet & Chef co-ordinator.... Find out more at the link below.
Deadlines between 16-25 Feb 22.
Link: https://foodfutures.org.uk/join-the-closing-loops-team/
Come and work in our dairy!
Plaw Hatch Farm
We’re looking for people who are
passionate about all things milk
and cheese to join our dairy team.
This is a unique opportunity to get
involved in the farm and learn new
skills in the ethical food industry.
Previous experience working with
dairy or food production is
desirable though not required.
We’re looking for enthusiasm,
energy, and a willingness to learn
and innovate, so if you think this is
you, drop a CV and cover letter to
info@plawhatchfarm.co.uk
Full-time preferable, though part-
time could be available for the right
person.

Employees get 20% off in the
Farm Shop

We pay the UK Real Living
Wage

Link: https://www.plawhatchfarm.co.uk/careers
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