Still available: Job opportunity at Canalside – main grower

November 20, 2020 by General Administrator

We continue to look for a new grower!

Canalside Community Food, a pioneering CSA based outside Leamington Spa, is looking for a new main grower. We are seeking an experienced grower to join our team producing organic vegetables and fruit throughout the year for our community of nearly 200 members.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the assistant growers, administration team and seasonal staff, as well as the steering committee and volunteers. The main grower will take a key role in organising and leading the day-to-day management of the farm which includes organising and leading volunteer work mornings, working from and adapting an established rotation and cropping plan, operating a tractor and various manual tools, and reporting to the steering committee.

We are looking for somebody to commit to this fantastic opportunity for at least three seasons. We currently have 7 acres of field scale vegetables, 7 large polytunnels for protected cropping and a 2 acre orchard of top and soft fruit. This position is full-time (37.5 hours per week March-October, 30 per week Nov-Feb) with basic salary of £20,229, statutory holiday allowance and a pension offered.

More details and full job description here

Applications by CV and covering letter to mail@canalsidecommunityfood.org.uk.

You are strongly encouraged to contact us as soon as possible to express interest in the role, and discuss the position and application timelines (including visit/interview); we are wanting to appoint at the earliest opportunity so that the new grower can start by the beginning of the new season.

Job opportunity at Canalside – main grower

October 19, 2020 by General Administrator

Canalside Community Food, a pioneering CSA based outside Leamington Spa, is looking for a new main grower. We are seeking an experienced grower to join our team producing organic vegetables and fruit throughout the year for our community of nearly 200 members.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the assistant growers, administration team and seasonal staff, as well as the steering committee and volunteers. The main grower will take a key role in organising and leading the day-to-day management of the farm which includes organising and leading volunteer work mornings, working from and adapting an established rotation and cropping plan, operating a tractor and various manual tools, and reporting to the steering committee.

We are looking for somebody to commit to this fantastic opportunity for at least three seasons. We currently have 7 acres of field scale vegetables, 7 large polytunnels for protected cropping and a 2 acre orchard of top and soft fruit. This position is full-time (37.5 hours per week March-October, 30 per week Nov-Feb) with basic salary of £20,229, statutory holiday allowance and a pension offered.

More details and full job description here

Applications by CV and covering letter to mail@canalsidecommunityfood.org.uk: deadline – noon on Monday 16th November 2020.

Interviews on 28th November to start early January 2021 or asap thereafter.

Onion planting – still needs to happen despite COVID-19…

March 19, 2020 by General Administrator

This year’s onion planting will happen in a slightly different way to usual, to make sure this big annual task can be completed whilst at the same time enabling members to get out in the fresh air and still maintain the recommended social distancing measures.

Come and help plant the main onion crop – a task suitable for all ages! The work will continue for as many days as needed (Tuesday-Saturday) and any member who is well and symptom free, and has not been advised to self-isolate, is welcome to come and join in – the work will be arranged so that social distancing measures can be maintained.

Due to COVID-19 we will not be providing any refreshments or arranging shared food during onion planting work sessions. You are encouraged to bring a flask with your own hot drinks, and are welcome to bring a packed lunch if you want to work both sides of lunchtime.

We will be contacting members to let them know when the work can start (dependent on the ground being dry enough for the land to be prepared). Saturday 4th April or 11th April onwards – to be advised

WWOOF with us!

March 30, 2018 by General Administrator
This year we will be accepting WWOOFers for a 2-week stay between 11th and 23rd June 2018. If you’d like to experience staying and working on an organic farm with a group of other volunteers, go to www.wwoof.org.uk to find out how to sign up!

Job opportunity – full-time experienced grower/manager wanted at Canalside

October 21, 2015 by General Administrator

Canalside Community Food, a pioneering CSA based outside Leamington Spa, is looking for a new grower/manager. We are seeking an experienced grower to join our team producing organic vegetables and fruit throughout the year for our community of over 150 members. The successful candidate will work alongside the current manager, administration team, other growers and seasonal staff. After a season to learn the ropes, the new grower/manager will take the lead role in organising and leading the day-to-day management of the farm which includes organising and leading volunteer work mornings, working from and adapting an established rotation and cropping plan, operating a tractor and various manual tools, and sitting on the steering group. We are looking for someone commit to this fantastic opportunity for at least three seasons. We currently have 7 acres of field scale vegetables, 7 large polytunnels for protected cropping and a 2 acre orchard of top and soft fruit. This position is full-time (37.5 hours per week, March – October; 30 per week November – February) £18,20 salary, rising to £20,000, with statutory holiday allowance and pension offered.

Email mail@canalsidecommunityfood.org.uk for more details and full job description (both of which will be sent out after 2nd November). Application deadline – 30th November. Interviews in mid-December to start beginning February.

Volunteer at Leamington Peace Festival!

May 13, 2014 by General Administrator

More details from: peacefestvolunteers@gmail.com
or please come to our meeting on Tues 27 May 8pm at the Brunswick Healthy Living Centre
98-100 Shrubland St
Leamington Spa, CV31 3BD
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/A3oom

SWLF Community Food Worker job vacancy (deadline 12pm, 6th May 2014)

April 18, 2014 by General Administrator

South Warwickshire Local Food (SWLF)

Community Food Worker

Fixed Term Contract: 10 months

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Do you have knowledge and understanding of community development and a passion for food and cooking?

Lillington Children’s Centre has one year funding from Warwick District council to continue the development of the community food project – raising awareness around healthy eating including the community café and promoting the food co-operative buying group.

Key Responsibilities:

To build on the development of the community café based in the Lillington Children’s Centre and make links with existing food projects, including the Food Co-op and the allotment

To attract a wide range of cafe customers, especially families with young children, to create a vibrant café environment

To promote, develop and manage the Lillington Food Co-op and attract a wide range of new customers

To manage the day to day running of the café and co-op, including basic book keeping, and to lead a team of volunteers to help make the projects a success, running the café four days a week and the co-op one day a week

To develop awareness in the community of the importance of healthy eating

To contribute to the development of a sustainable future for the project

Ensure reporting to the funder is carried out on a regular basis.

If you are interested in this exciting challenge please ring 01926 337506 for a job application pack.

Please submit your CV and a letter stating why you would be the right person for the job by email to inderjit.sahota@actionforchildren.org.uk or post to Lillington children’s Centre, 3 Mason Avenue, Lillington, Leamington Spa, CV32 7QE

Hours: 24 hours per week (around 5 days of 4.8 hours)
Salary: £1143.80 per month for 10 months (Jun14- Mar 15; equivalent of full time annual salary of £20,020)
Closing date: 12pm on the 6 May 2014
Interviews will be held on the 14 May 2014
To start: Ideally we would like the successful candidate to start 3 June 2014
This post is part of the Crown Routes initiative funded by WDC

Job description

Action 21 Job Vacancy, deadline Sunday 30th March 2014, midnight

March 18, 2014 by General Administrator

Action 21: Re-Useful Centre Shop Supervisor
(2 positions available)

Salary: £16,000 Pro Rata (ie £14,400 pa)
Hours: 4.5 days a week (8:30 – 16:30) generally 4 days one week, 5 days the next on rotation
Location: Leamington Spa
Term of Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 30th March 2014, Midnight

Action 21 require two practical and versatile person managers with retail experience, strong customer care skills, with the ability to remain calm under pressure. This role requires a strong capability to multi task, as you will be simultaneously overseeing daily operations and projects at The Re-Useful Centre, whilst coordinating the activities of shop volunteers.

For further details or to download an application pack visit: http://www.action21.co.uk/work-for-us/ or email louise@action21.co.uk

Action 21 Job Vacancy – deadline midnight 9th March 2014

February 17, 2014 by General Administrator

Action 21: General Manager

Salary: £21,000 p/a
Hours: 37.5 hrs per week to include occasional evenings and weekends
Location: Leamington Spa
Closing date: Sunday 9th March, midnight

Are you driven by a passion for sustainable living? Do you have the vision and energy to oversee and develop Action 21′s charitable activities? We require an excellent organiser to ensure our interesting and worthwhile environmental projects run smoothly and ensure the ongoing development of our operation. You will lead a small, friendly and dedicated staff team of four other people to organise, manage and develop the delivery of the charity’s objectives. You will have overall responsibility for marketing, communications, the retail operation, volunteer management and business development. Accordingly this is an exciting opportunity to develop novel re-use and practical sustainability projects.

For further details or to download an application pack visit: http://www.action21.co.uk/work-for-us/

Lillington Community Café – volunteers needed

December 9, 2013 by General Administrator

Does anyone fancy volunteering at Lillington Community Café or do you know
anyone who might?
We are looking for people who would like to cook, or help with cooking, or
serve drinks and cakes for an hour or so in the morning. Food is usually
vegetarian and soup and homemade bread are available alongside a hot meal.
Food Hygiene training available.
The café runs on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday lunchtime with a varying
start time.
Please get in touch and pass this on to anyone who might be interested, or
if you fancy a very reasonable lunch please visit,
Thanks!

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