Growing Communities is an award-winning social enterprise based in Hackney. We run a weekly organic fruit and veg scheme, the Growing Communities’ farmers' market and several urban market gardens.

We are currently recruiting four urban trainee growers. The (unpaid) traineeship will involve learning all the different aspects involved in growing vegetables with a particular emphasis on salad leaves. These traineeships are aimed at people who want to develop their food growing skills. Trainees will work alongside the Grower, learning all aspects of running our Urban Market Gardens. The traineeship involves one day and one early evening a week. In addition there will be monthly evening tutorials. The traineeship lasts for six months, from the start of April until the end of September.

If you would like to apply, please follow the link to our website to download the job description, application form and equal opportunities monitoring form.  Please make sure you fill in all parts of the application form. The deadline for applications is Monday 6th February and we will let applicants know by Friday 10th February if they have been shortlisted for interview. Interviews will take place on Friday 3rd March. The traineeship will begin week commencing April 3rd.

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