July 6, 2022 admin

Tour Leaders & Tour Assistants

Company Profile

Growing Underground (GU) is a fast-growing, data-driven farm using hydroponic and controlled environment methods to sustainably grow the tastiest, most nutritious salad products out there. Our first farm in Clapham supplies the UK’s leading wholesale and retail customers with micro-herbs and salads. The site is the world’s first underground urban farm, operating out of a disused WWII air-raid shelter, 33 metres underneath the streets of Clapham.

The Job

We are looking for individuals to lead or assist with public tours of our underground farm, sharing our messages of sustainability and achieving net zero. We’ll provide full training and guidance and you’ll always work in a team of two.

The tour leader will take visitors through the history of our WWII tunnels and the journey of our business to date. The leader will also walk guests through our site, explain the different steps or production and allow opportunity for Q&A.

The tour assistant will prepare the tour room, meet and greet guests, take visitors through food safety procedures and ensure all guests are wearing the correct PPE.

Hours and Location

Thursday evenings 5.30 to 7.30 pm, with the possibility of additional hours on other evenings. Our farm is based on Clapham High Street, SW4.

Pay

Both roles are freelance roles. The Tour Leader role is offered at a rate of £20.00 per hour, and the Tour Assistant role at £12.50 per hour.

About You

You’ll be a people person – our tour visitors love learning about our farm and have plenty of questions. Age is not a barrier, but we ask that you are fit enough to negotiate the 190 steps from street level to the farm and back again and are comfortable working in an enclosed tunnel space which runs below the Northern Line. A personable manner and confidence talking to a group of people are essential – presentation or dramatic skills would be a bonus.

Want to Know More

If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you. Email fenella@zerocarbonfarms.co.uk.

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