Jobs

Organic Grower

Start Date: March 2018

Duration: ongoing pending three month probationary period

Hours: full time

Rate of Pay: Living Wage of £8.75/h (with small rise after 3 month probationary period), Staff discount at several locations, 3% employer contribution pension.

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

We’re looking to recruit an additional grower to help with the continued development of our growing operations so we can produce even more fresh organic produce in 2018 and beyond. The retail value of our produce in 2017 was in the region of £55k and we aim to grow this exponentially over the next few years.

To make our plans a success we are looking for someone who can bring extra knowledge and skills to the team to allow us to be a more efficient and productive small organic farm. The key attribute you will need is to be an adaptable problem solver who is always looking for ways to improve what they are doing, and how it is done. Our ideal candidate would have experience of working in a successful organic horticultural businesses at a similar scale or larger.

Skills & attributes we seek include:

  • Ability to use two wheel BCS tractor.
  • Fast and efficient with manual tasks such as weeding, transplanting and harvesting.
  • Able to work well with others and supervise volunteers and seasonal help.
  • Experience of growing in polytunnels
  • Experience of organic growing or modern market gardening techniques.
  • Experience growing a wide range of vegetables at similar scale.
  • Ability to prioritise.
  • Fine with getting soaked in a cold windy field.
  • Full clean driving license.

For more details and information on how to apply please view the full job description

 

Retail and Cafe/Kitchen Team Members

Start Date: From late January 2018

Duration: ongoing pending three month probationary period

Hours: full time preferred, part time considered

Rate of Pay: Living Wage of £8.75/h, Staff discount at several locations, 3% employer contribution pension.

Location: Our new store at 349 Victoria Road, Glasgow, G42 7SA

As we approach the launch of our new larger shop and cafe on Victoria Road we are looking to grow our retail team and bring together a new cafe/kitchen team.

As a new start you will be given the opportunity to work across Locavore to initially gain a broad level of understanding of how everything we do fits together. This means that in your first few weeks you may spend time serving customers on the till, growing vegetables on the land, packing veg boxes, attending events, making/taking orders in our wholesale and veg box team and probably helping to finish the renovation of our new store.

Over this period you will get to know Locavore inside out and find out where your skill set best fits in with what we need at this point in time. We’ll then give you a clearer role description and get you settled into the relevant team/s. This will most likely to be within our retail and cafe/kitchen teams, with some opportunities to help in our support and administration team.

The key skills you will need is to be an adaptable problem solver who is always looking for ways to improve what they are doing, and how it is done. You’re not going to have a really clear role from day one so you will need to be comfortable with this and able to learn new tasks quickly and run with it.

In applicants we are looking for more of the skills we need to run a successful and fast growing retail business as we approach our biggest growth spurt to date. Skills we are particularly looking for include working in similar retail environments, cafe/kitchen experience, IT and administration skills.

Applications close on the 19th of December with start dates from late January.

For more details view the full job description

 

Software Developer / Support Team Member

Start Date: January 2018

Duration: ongoing pending three month probationary period

Hours: 35h week

Rate of Pay: £8.85/h

Location: 349 Victoria Road, Glasgow, G42 7SA

About this role:

In the past year we have been working on systems to make managing our growing veg box customer base easier. Our current system is built on Flask and uses MySQL as the database. It currently generates delivery sheets, manages holidays, processes invoices and payments etc.

This has made maintaining our veg boxes much more efficient and we are keen to bring those efficiencies to other parts of the business, too. Examples of what future projects could be:

  • a system for planning, tracking and forecasting harvests and other tasks from our market gardens
  • a system for managing the wholesale side of Locavore: taking customer orders, ordering from suppliers, linking in with the warehouse IT system
  • building extensions for our till system to make it more suited to our needs
  • monitoring price changes over several suppliers catalogs and automatically updating prices on our Epos system
  • analyzing business data to gain new insights and shape future development
  • improving the produce ordering workflow – reading availability from different suppliers’ spreadsheets, processing the data and developing an easy to use interface to select what to order, finally generating appropriate order sheets per supplier.
  • Developing a front end for our veg box system which lets customers manage their subscription

As this role is the first of its kind within Locavore you will have a lot of freedom to shape how things are done. We use Linux as much as possible, which currently means everywhere except on the till computers. You will be our IT person and help with issues as they come up and sit within  our Support Team.

The role will obviously be mainly computer-based. However most people at Locavore do a bit of everything and you will be expected to do the same and get involved with other tasks regularly as required. This can be a lot of fun and it’s also a great opportunity to be on the receiving end of whatever you’ve created. We also have swapsie days where you can try out working in a different area for a day once a month.

See the full job description.

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Veg Box Driver

We’re looking for someone to join our delivery team to help deliver our local organic veg boxes. You will need your own vehicle (preferably a van) and a satnav or smart phone with maps!

You will be delivering veg boxes and groceries to our customers and have a regular route which you do each week as well as the option to take on extra routes to cover holiday. Currently we are looking for drivers to help with routes on Thursday and Friday.

We pay the living wage of £8.45/h, give a mileage allowance of 40p/mile, and offer a contributory pension.

To apply simple drop an email to subscribers@glasgowlocavore.org or phone 0141 423 86 85.

 

Trainee Grower x 2  (Eligibility Criteria Applies)

We’re currently recruiting for two Trainee Growers to join our team at Left Filed market garden in Neilston. The post is 25 hours a week and on a fixed term contract for 6 months.

The role will include assisting with all aspects of running the market garden including sowing, growing, weeding, harvesting and packing our organic vegetables. This will include using hand tools to maintain and improve the site and keep it tidy and productive.

The role will almost exclusively be based outdoors carrying out physical jobs. You will need to be happy to work in all weathers and be physically fit.

To apply you must meet the eligibility criteria set our by Community Jobs Scotland:

  • Post 1: 16-19 and on an Activity Agreement
  • Post 2: Aged 16 to 29, unemployed and deemed vulnerable. This includes carers, early service leavers (armed forces), care experienced, disabled and young people with convictions who are not on the Work Programme, Work Choice, Specialist Employment Support, Work First Scotland or Work Able Scotland.

Applications must be made through Skills Development Scotland or Job Centre Plus. You can use the following links to find out more and guide your advisor to the posts.

Benefits:

Pay –  £8.45/h (Living Wage)

Pension – 3% employer contribution pension.

Discounts – Staff discount at Locavore and other shops & cafes.

 

Team Members Retail/Wholesale/Support  (Eligibility Criteria Applies)

We’re currently recruiting for new people to join us in our retail, wholesale or support teams.

As a new start you will be given the opportunity to work across Locavore to initially gain a broad level of understanding of how everything we do fits together. This will mean spending time in your first few months serving customers on the till, growing vegetables on the land, packing veg boxes, attending events, and making/taking orders in our wholesale and veg box team. Over this period you will get to know Locavore inside out and find out where your skill set best fits in with what we need at this point in time. We’ll then give you a clearer role description and get you settled into the relevant teams. This will most likely to be within our retail, wholesale and support teams.

The key skills you will need is to be an adaptable problem solver who is always looking for ways to improve what they are doing, and how it is done. You’re not going to have a really clear role from day one so you will need to be comfortable with this and able to learn new tasks quickly and run with it.

Skills we are particularly looking for in include: Accounting, Marketing, Python Programming, Retail Experience, Warehousing and Administration. Having any of this experience or skills isn’t essential but if you have them we will be particularly interested to talk to you.

To apply for this post you must be registered with the Glasgow Guarantee and make your application through their website. To register on the website you must meet one of the following criteria and be:

  • Workless adults aged 20-29, including Graduates who are currently unemployed/underemployed and have graduated within the last 12 months.
  • Workless adults aged 50+.
  • Workless Armed Forces Veterans.
  • You must live in Glasgow

The closing date for application through the Glasgow Guarantee website is Sunday the 13th of August. Please note it takes several days for registration on the website to be completed.

Benefits:

Pay –  £8.45/h (Living Wage)

Pension – 3% employer contribution pension.

Discounts – Staff discount at Locavore and other shops & cafes.

 

Veg Box, Wholesale, Support Team Member (full-time)

We’re looking for someone to join our small team and play a full part in what we do and what we want to do going forward. The role will involve co-coordination of our veg box and wholesale business while taking on administration and support tasks across the enterprise. You will work alongside the current team and with our drivers and packers. You will also work with our growers to arrange harvests lists and arrange orders/deliveries with the shop team and wholesale customers.

The role is largely office and computer based. Much of the time will be spent corresponding with customers and updating our management system to add new customers and update and change orders. Other key tasks include putting together produce orders for veg boxes, coordinating order packing, producing newsletters, and undertaking administrative tasks. Beyond these core tasks you will work to continuously improve the service, making it better for our customers and more efficient to run.

Read the full job description and application notes.

The deadline is the 25th of May at 5pm.

 

Good Food Fund Coordinator

Thanks to a grant from Awards for All we are looking to employ a part-time coordinator to run and develop the Good Food Fund. This will involve managing all aspects of the project from tracking donations and spend to making links with new partners and promoting the project to increase donations.

The role will involve working closely with the Grow the Growers coordinator to link both projects together. This will allow us to make opportunities for food bank users and supporters to get involved with growing food and growers to get involved in supplying food banks.

The role will be an average of seven hours a week and be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the role. Initially the funding covers 12 months but the idea is that by the end of the project there is sufficient regular donations to make the post ongoing.

More Info:

You can find out more about both Grow the Growers and the Good Food Fund under the initiatives tab at the top of the page.

Benefits:

Pay –  £8.79/h.

Pension – 3% employer contribution pension.

Discounts – Staff discount at Locavore and other shops & cafes.

How to Apply:

To apply please send a CV and one page cover letter stating why you would like to take up the role and what you would bring to the job to recruitment@glasgowlocavore.org

The closing date is the 20th of March