Job opportunity in Torbay

January 13, 2011 by General Administrator

Hello ‘One Planet Food Project’ friends,

I would like to share with you all some exciting training opportunities on the ‘One Planet Food Project’ at Occombe Farm ….

We are looking for 3 enthusiastic and dedicated horticulture trainees to assist in the continuing development and running of the One Planet Food Project, a three year project which aims to provide the people of Torbay with local food, and the knowledge to grow their own. This opportunity involves working with the head grower to produce vegetables in the established Community Garden, and expand the project through the development of a Community Supported Agriculture Scheme. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between farmers and the local community, providing mutual benefits and reconnecting people to the land where their food is grown. In addition to the hands-on experience you will gain, there is also the opportunity to undertake a Level 2 work-based Diploma in Horticulture, with Duchy College. You will be based at Occombe Farm, which is open to the public and home to a thriving farm shop and a cafe, nature trail, and a busy education centre. Placements will run from March to December.

TRAINING ALLOWANCE: £50 per week (plus caravan accommodation). Lump sum of £360 on completion of placement

TRAINING BUDGET: £500

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head Grower

WORKING HOURS: 37 hours per week

DURATION OF PLACEMENT: 36 weeks (starting beginning of March)

Closing date for applications: 3 February 2011
Interviews: Week commencing 14 February 2011

For an application pack visit http://www.occombe.org.uk/mainintro.cfm?id=349
or call 01803 606035

Please forward onto anyone you think maybe interested.

Many thanks,
Best wishes,

Emily Vevers

Grower

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