London Grown Workers Coop is recruiting for new members
London Grown Workers Coop is a three-year old food growing and education cooperative based at a seven-acre woodland site in Enfield, North London. We are a group of North-East London residents with backgrounds in youth work, community gardening, social care, the arts, and natural food growing. We are a not-for-profit food growing and education organisation.
Having spent three years developing Pasteur Gardens, our 7-acre woodland site in N18, our small team is looking to recruit new members to join us and be part of shaping the next stages of the project. We are actively committed to creating a garden that is a welcoming space for people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, ages, sexualities, and genders, and to forming a cooperative leadership that enables and reflects this.
Our coop has been growing and selling naturally-grown food for two seasons,and is about to start a fourth year of volunteer and training programmes,putting learning into practice and taking next steps towards a healthy community land project. You would be joining us to help shape the next stages of the project, as we improve site infrastructure and make our work more financially sustainable.
We are currently shortlisted for the Lush Spring Prize to develop the project. If you’re interested in working with young people, gardening, collaborative working, outdoor play, community enterprise and other creative activities – this could be the project for you!
As members, we currently pay ourselves on average for 3-6 full days per month for a range of activities from food growing, volunteer session leads, finance and project management work. This varies depending on what projects we are running and the season. For paid work we pay at least a London Living Wage.
As we are a relatively young organisation working towards a collaborative vision of the woodland garden, coop members also put in volunteer time for meetings and project development. This is in effort to develop sustainable income streams for programmes and activities and be able to pay more wages to members.Coop members usually spend at least 8-12 hours a month doing volunteer work on project development and attending organisational meetings.
For further details please see the attached job pack.
To apply: please send an A4 covering letter/short video and your CV to show how your skills and experience can support the project’s development with the areas and attributes highlighted. It would also be good to hear what motivates your application and what you would bring to the role. And we hope you feel encouraged to say who you are and what draws you to developing a community project, not just what your “professional” experience is!
Please also fill out our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (below) and return separately. The information you supply on this form is kept separately to your application details and stored anonymously and securely.
If you have any questions please contact Simon on 07791585745.
Please send applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 13th March 2019 (Midnight).