Farm Business Manager

Sutton Community Farm

Sutton, South West London
£32,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 0772 2156097 Charlotte Steel

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, sustainability

Closing date: Sunday, 21st January 2018   Closes today

An exciting vacancy has arisen for a Farm Business Manager at Sutton Community Farm.

Sutton Community Farm (SCF) is a community-owned seven acre farm on the edges of south London. Our aim is to increase access to fresh, healthy and sustainably grown food and be a shared space for the community to cultivate skills. Since starting in 2010 we have engaged with a wide variety of organisations and have established a strong reputation in the community food sector. We are known for being innovative, collaborative, transparent and ambitious. At the core of our enterprise is horticultural production with the majority of our produce going into a VegBox delivery service. The farm has a turnover of approximately £400,000 employs seven staff and works with a large community of volunteers, Members, visitors and friends. Please visit our website for more information:

The role of Farm Business Manager is responsible for ensuring SCF trades as a successful social enterprise in south London, growing and selling produce via its VegBox scheme in order to meets its business targets and wider economic, social and environmental goals. The Manager also provides a leadership role upholding SCF’s ethos and will be responsible for developing and maintaining core internal and external stakeholder relationships to help grow and develop the business. For further details please see the Job Profile and Description.

The team is highly-motivated and passionate about helping to create positive relationships between people and food. We farm with organic principles and strive to be a deeply sustainable business. We are driven by values of respect, transparency, quality and integrity.

We aim to make our farm accessible to as wide a range of the public as practically possible and are committed to ensuring that everyone is treated fairly. You can find out more by reading our Equal Opportunities Policy. As an organisation, we also believe in fair pay. All our staff are paid above the London Living Wage and we maintain a low pay ratio.


  • Flexible working - time off in lieu, working from home.
  • Staff discount on produce and products.
  • Pension contribution.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

How to apply

Please send your CV and maximum two page covering letter stating why you would like the position and how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience required to Charlotte Steel: If you would like to discuss any aspects of the job in advance of applying please email Charlotte to arrange a phone call or visit.


  • 21st Jan, midnight - deadline for applications
  • 24-26th Jan - telephone interviews
  • w/c 29th Jan and/or w/c 5th Feb - face-to-face interview for shortlisted applicants

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