Barcombe Nurseries is a well-established organic vegetable farm and box
scheme in East Sussex, currently delivering over 800 boxes of fresh fruit
and veg a week. Growing on 9 acres we have an extensive covered cropping
area, alongside field scale cropping, with plans to take on more land and
expand our growing area in the near future.
We are looking for a seasonal Grower to join our team from April until
November. The ideal candidate will:
- Have a few seasons growing experience. Training and mentoring will be
given alongside the job, so the position is ideal for someone wanting to
further their learning.
- Be physically fit, hardworking, practical and with an eye for efficiency.
- Be able to organise and manage own workload.
- Have some experience driving tractors and using mechanised transplanters
and weeders. (training can be given)
- Have a UK driving licence.
Working alongside our main Grower, you will be involved in all duties from
propagation to planting and weed management. You will be tasked with
managing a set of crops (amount and type will depend on experience). You
will also work alongside the pack shed team on busy harvesting days and help
with other tasks such as packing orders where necessary.
Barcombe is situated in the beautiful Sussex countryside with views of the
South Downs. It is close to Lewes, a beautiful, vibrant little town and
Brighton, a diverse, multicultural city. Plenty to explore and entertain
yourself with when not working on the farm!
Hours between 4/5 days per week depending on workload. Pay dependent on
To apply please send a CV and Covering Letter to:
We operate an inclusive recruitment process and welcome applications from
any social group.
Assistant produce manager.
Every week Barcombe Nurseries delivers organic produce to over 800 households in the local area. We are a forward-thinking small business with a real passion for supplying our customers with the best local, seasonal and organic produce. This is an interesting and varied role covering multiple aspects of our business.
Duties will include:
Packing and compiling orders working as part of our packing team ensuring quality control of produce.
Harvesting produce on a weekly basis at the farm as part of a team.
Covering for produce manager, with tasks including writing weekly veg box menus, planning harvesting schedules at the farm, ordering from suppliers and managing our weekly production schedule packing in excess of 800 orders a week.
Aiding with administrative duties such as replying to emails and phone calls in the office, wherever necessary.
Helping with work on the farm such as planting, sowing seeds etc on an ad hoc basis.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Strong computer skills with competency in databases and website administration.
- Be able to communicate well within a team.
- Strong and courteous customer service skills and an eye for detail.
- Have an interest and passion for seasonal and organic produce.
Full time 4-5 days a week, hours will vary but usually 8am-5pm.
To apply please send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.