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We're looking for assistant growers for the 2024 season... could it be you?

Stonelynk Organics is a commercial market-garden, growing a wide range of organic annual and perennial vegetables and fruit on 2 acres, operated and managed by Stephen Atkinson and Hélène Maerschalck. We sell our vegetables directly to the public via our ‘Click-and-Collect’ system, we operate a small box scheme, and we supply local shops throughout the year.

We are looking for three seasonal part-time assistant growers to help us run all the ins-and-outs of small-scale organic market-gardening.

The duties of the role include:

  • Seed sowing, potting up, planting, plant care and harvest.

  • Bed preparation: clearing residual crop, weeding, composting, fertility management, woodchip spreading.

  • Pest control and records.

  • Preparation of customers orders and customer service.

  • Harvest, fertility and sowing records.

  • General maintenance of an efficient and productive garden space.

The successful applicant(s) will:

  • Have some previous experience of vegetable-growing.

  • Be willing and eager to work as part of a diverse team of staff and volunteers.

  • Be content to work on their own from time to time.

  • Be physically fit and willing to work hard outdoors in all weather.

  • Be willing to start early (occasional 6am starts at the height of the season).

  • Be passionate to learn all aspects of organic market-gardening.

  • Have good communication skills.

  • Be able to travel to work by their own means.


Aims and outcomes:

  • To help maintain and enhance the productivity of the market garden.

  • To gain the knowledge, skills and confidence required to run an organic market garden.

  • To share the pleasures of working in a team outdoors producing good food for the local community.


Terms: There are three roles available, for the following terms:

(1) Beginning of February to end of December

(2) Beginning of March to end of December

(3) Beginning of May to end of September

Days and Hours: All roles will be two days a week (including occasional Saturdays - approximately once every two months), from 7am to 3.45pm, which includes a 30-minute tea break (paid) and 45-minute lunch break (unpaid). These hours will be reduced to 7.30am - 1pm during the quieter months of the season (February/March/April and November/December).

The terms, days and hours stated above are provisional, and can be adjusted according to the needs of the successful applicant(s).

Wage: National Living Wage (currently £10.42/hour, rising to £11.44/hour in April),  20% discount on fresh produce (excludes preserves), statutory holiday pay, pension contribution (if applicable)

To Apply...

Please send a short covering statement to the email address below with a CV attached. We will be inviting successful applicants for an interview during the week beginning Monday 11th December.

Application deadline: 8th December

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