Seasonal Herb Field Worker

Full-time volunteer at Michael Hall School garden, East Sussex, for the 2022 growing season
15th December 2021
Stroud Community Agriculture is looking for an enthusiastic, community-oriented Grower to join the team
21st December 2021

Organic Herb Trading is looking for two seasonal team members to work in our two-acre herb field in Milverton, Somerset.

Over 60 different varieties of our herbs are homegrown in our herb field, and everything is done by hand from composting and bed forming to propagation and harvesting and of course plenty of weeding!

Organic Herb Trading has been growing, sourcing, and supplying the UK’s largest supply of botanicals for almost 40 years. We have a diverse and loyal base of customers including Neal’s Yard Remedies, Pukka Teas, Yeo Valley and Riverford Organic.

This is a great opportunity for someone to learn about all aspects of organic herb growing from propagation through to harvesting and drying as well as general maintenance. The role will support our Herb Field Manager, Sarah Weston, who is passionate about organic growing and is keen to share her extensive knowledge and expertise.

Successful candidates will need to have previous growing experience, good plant knowledge, be physically fit and strong, enjoy working as a team, good timekeeping and a passion for organic growing and herbs as well as a positive can-do attitude as we work whatever the weather! Reliable transport to get to site is essential due to our rural location.

  • 6-month fixed term contract (April – September 2022)
  • Monday – Friday, 36.5 hours per week

(8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am-3.30pm Friday with some occasional weekend work)

  • £9.50 per hour rising to £10.00 per hour after completion of a successful 1-month probation
  • Friendly, supportive team with a welcoming and open communication culture and family-like atmosphere
  • Free parking
  • Ethical, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible company
  • Fair for Life accredited employer

Applications will open on Monday 10th January 2022 and full details will be available from this date at www.organicherbtrading.com.
Closing date Monday 31st January 2022 with interviews anticipated to be held mid-February 2022.

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