Head Grower

Head Grower

Location: Kirkstall Valley Farm, Leeds

Salary: £15,600 + pension

Hours: 30 hours per week

Contract: Full-time, Permanent


Kirkstall Valley Farm is a community-led sixteen-acre Community Supported Agriculture project in the heart of urban Leeds which plans to provide 100 veg boxes to local residents each week, as well as providing outdoor green space for the community.


We are about to begin our first season in 2021 and are recruiting an experienced, enthusiastic and hard-working grower to join our team. This is a fantastic opportunity to shape one of the UK’s most urban, exciting and unique Community Supported Agriculture schemes from start-up.


As part of a local community benefit society, we have excellent links within the local community as well as a diverse and active volunteer network. We are an active CSA Network member and work closely with other similar local enterprises and the local agricultural college. Less than two miles from the centre of Leeds, the Kirkstall Valley is a densely populated, incredibly diverse urban community which brings with it huge opportunities in terms of both the capacity to involve, educate & inform the community about sustainable food production, the benefits of shared endeavour and wildlife, and the diversity & resilience of the project.


To apply: Please email or phone Roger Plumtree for job details. Applications will be by CV and accompanying letter: roger.plumtree@kvdt.org.uk; 07811205565.

Closing date: Monday, 30th November 2020.

Interviews: Mid-December.