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  • Greenheart Growers - Market Garden Session Support

    Created: 29/03/2022

    Post: Market Garden Session Support

    Hours: 12 hours p/w x 28 weeks, Market Garden Sessions will be Thursdays, although not all hours will fall on this day

    Salary: £10 p/h

    Location: Greenheart Growers Site, Kinghorn Loch, KY3 9YG

    Start date: 21 April

    Greenheart Growers is a Community Interest Company / Market Garden, based in Kinghorn, Fife.

    The organisation is looking to recruit a Market Garden Session Support worker to assist with its Market Garden Sessions.

    In this job role, you will work with volunteers from the local area and provide the knowledge, skills and experience to help them grow their own produce and work towards developing their own Organic Food Growing Project. You will work alongside Market Garden Session Lead and will engage fully in all development opportunities afforded

    You will work as part of a team to ensure a safe, constructive and welcoming learning environment, where volunteers will learn via hands-on practical experience, combined with learning materials to provide key learning points.

    As session support, you will be expected to seek out development opportunities consistently and communicate with Directors should any issue arise in this regard. Development within this role is essential and a key out come of the Project.

    Specific Tasks Related to this position:

    • Working alongside session lead, Preparing Sessions, specifying key learning points, tasks for that session volunteers will engage in, preparing materials as and when appropriate e.g hand outs.
    • Assist with all paperwork being completed and policies and procedures adhered to prior to session beginning and throughout all sessions.
    • Engaging Volunteers in opportunities for practical hands on experience in the Market Garden, with particular attention to the needs / capabilities of each individual / volunteer / community member.
    • Communicate with volunteers and develop an awareness of where they wish to develop, using Feedback Sessions and Feedback forms to gather this data.
    • Ensuring the safety of all volunteers during the session, though completing necessary checks and procedures relating to structure of session and safety.
    •  Liaise with Greenheart Growers Directors and assist in creation and completion of monthly reports (including sessions reports for every session) with full commitment to cooperate with Greenheart Directors, other staff members and volunteers to overcome any obstacles

    You will play a key role, working alongside Market Garden Session Lead, to ensure our Market Garden Sessions will:

    • Improve Health and Wellbeing / Reduce Social Isolation
    • Increase access to organic produce
    • Increase opportunity for Volunteering and Community Activities
    • Increase Access to education and training and employability prospects
    • Contribute to viable local food economy and expanded networks of local food growers
    • Increase community resilience

    Desired Qualities/Experience:

    • Experience working in a Market Garden preferred, but not essential
    • Experience working in a Community Garden, or Learning Environment in general preferred
    • Excellent people / social skills, to create a welcoming, fun but constructive learning environment
    • Candidate will also be able to represent Greenheart Growers in a professional manner when engaging with local education bodies (schools and nurseries) and neighbouring Growing Projects
    • Capacity and willingness to learn and develop working alongside Market Garden Session Lead are essential for this role
    • Excellent Team Player required, able to respond to instruction, take initiative and provide support to Market Garden Session Lead and Volunteers consistently

    To apply, please e-mail address your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected]

    The closing date for applications is 12:00 on 11 April 2022.

    Interviews are expected to be held between 13 April – 15 April.


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