Jobs

Opportunities:

Seasonal Grower

Start Date: April-May 2020

Responsible for: Assisting with all aspects of growing across our market gardens.

Hours: Part-Time or Full-time considered, occasional weekend work required.

Rate of Pay: Living wage of £9.30, staff discount at a number of locations; and a 3% employer contribution pension.

Location: Left Field Market Garden as well as Rouken Glen & The Croft

About this role: We’re looking for additional seasonal grower to assist and support our existing team at our organic market garden through the busiest time of the year. You’ll get involved with all aspects of the day to day running of our small farm which at peak season means lots of harvesting, transplanting of crops, and weeding.

For more information on the post including details on how to apply please click here.

The closing date is 8am on Thursday the 18th of March.

Catering Manager – Full-time (35h) – £20k / £11ph

We’re looking for a catering manager to join the Locavore team to take forward and develop the Locavore Kitchen and our wider food offer.

The Catering Manager will be responsible for day to day operations in our kitchen and for development of our food offer for various sales channels including:

  • Producing for our cafes & deli at Victoria Road and Renfrew Street.
  • Outside Catering for functions and events
  • In house production – retail items such as tubbed hummus

It is a largely a hands on, operational role, for an experienced chef who is looking for a different kind of challenge in a different kind of environment. We expect about 75% of the role will be in the kitchen, with the remainder on administration and product/business development.

It’s incredibly important that we have someone in post who is bought into our food ethos and is able to take it forward and develop our offer while remaining true to our ethos and mission.

Our kitchen is 100% organic and prioritises local sourcing and dealing creatively with seasonal gluts of produce. We think of our kitchen as a showcase of what an organic predominantly local and seasonal diet can look like.

For us this means an offer which is heavy on local vegetables, uses UK grown grains and pulses, and features the very best local, organic meat and dairy in moderation. We aim to provide this offer while remaining affordable and accommodating the needs of those with dietary needs and preferences.

For more information on the post including details on how to apply please click here.

The closing date is the 16th of March at 8am.

Director

About Locavore:

Locavore is a social enterprise and Community Interest Company founded in 2011 with the objective of building more sustainable food networks which are better for society and the environment. Since then the organisation has grown and diversified business strands to become an employer of around 60 people with a projected turnover in this financial year of £3.3million.

Our key activities include:

  • Retail – We run our shop 349 Victoria Road in the south-side of Glasgow which focuses on sale of local, organic, low waste foods and goods.
  • Food Service – We run a cafe within the above, provide catering to events, and from the start of March will operate an additional cafe location on Renfrew Street in Glasgow City Centre.
  • Food Growing – We are a grower of local organic vegetable at a number of sites in and around Glasgow.
  • Veg Boxes & Wholesale – We supply around 1500 households across central Scotland with a weekly organic veg box and supply produce to a number of shops and cafes.
  • Locavore Trading – We are an importer and distributor of organic foods to other progressive retailers and processors around the UK.
  • Projects – We run a number of projects such as our Grow the Growers Programme and Good Food Fund as well as hosting events on topics surrounding our work.

We have big plans for the next few years which include a push to open more retail locations, however our strategy is still under development.

 Find out more about Locavore:

www.glasgowlocavore.org

www.locavoretrading.org

www.facebook.com/GlasgowLocavore

twitter.com/GlasgowLocavore

www.instagram.com/Locavore_CIC/

 The Role

We are looking for additional directors to contribute to our continued success. In particular we are looking for people with specific experience which includes:

  • Relevant sector experience such as food retail/supermarket, wholesale/distribution, logistics, business development.
  • Hands on experience of growing a business from our scale onward.
  • Finance, HR or IT expertise.

Directors are expected to:

  • Take on the responsibilities of a company director: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/being-a-company-director
  • Contribute to and support the strategic development of Locavore.
  • Provide support and guidance to the Managing Director and monitor their performance.
  • Get involved with projects within Locavore from time to time.
  • Attend board meetings which are at least quarterly and attend occasional development or strategy workshops.

This is a voluntary role; there will be no remuneration for your time as a director. 

How to Apply:

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to:

recruitment@glasgowlocavore.org

The closing date is the 16th of March.

 Vegbox Delivery Driver

We’re looking for drivers to deliver our weekly veg boxes.

You’ll be an experienced driver with your own van suitable for delivering fresh produce and be available on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

We’re initially looking for cover drivers who are happy to pick up odd shifts but it is highly likely this could tun into fixed routes on fixed days as our customer numbers increase.

We pay the Living Wage of £9.30 p/h plus a mileage allowance of 45p/mile.

To register your interest email sally@glasgowlocavore.org to introduce yourself, let us know what vehicle you have and what days you are available.