May 27, 2021 admin

Farm Operative

Reports to: Operations Manager
Location: Clapham, SW4 7TD
Employment type: Permanent after probation period, 35 hours per week
Working days: 2 week repeating pattern – Monday & Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday week 1, Wednesday & Thursday week 2. Week 3 is week 1, etc.
Working hours: 7am to 5pm
Start date: Immediately

Company Profile & Role
At Growing Underground, we grow micro-herbs and salad for major nationwide retailers and London’s wholesale market using hydroponic, controlled environment farming techniques. Our farm is located 33m beneath Clapham High Street in former WW2 air-raid shelters.

The farm operative is an integral part of the production team, and will be responsible for completing day to day farm and packing related tasks, under the supervision of the Farm Supervisor.

Responsibilities and Duties

You will form the foundation of our farm and production team, carrying out all stages of the growing process from sowing seed, to harvesting crops, packing finished product and keeping all areas of our farm to a high standard of cleanliness. You will be able to follow procedures, willing to undertake all variety of tasks, a team player and someone who keeps their eyes open for improved ways of working.

The role will form part of the production team and is vital in the operations of the business.

Farm duties will include:

  • Packing product
  • Sowing seeds
  • Moving danish trolleys
  • Harvesting product
  • Completing the required records
  • Following procedures
  • Cleaning

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, reliable and hardworking, with an interest in sustainability and food. Working as part of a small team, they will be a natural team player while comfortable working independently. Other desirable qualities include:

  • Ability to prioritise and manage tasks
  • Hardworking
  • Reliable
  • Good communicator

Additional Information
For any additional information including salary, please contact Jess Moseley:
T: 0207 627 1027

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