Growing People - Horticultural Social Enterprise Worker

MK Christian Foundation

Milton Keynes
£16,000 - £16,500 pa pro rata

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent

Reference: 151022_MKC

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, environmental education

Closing date: Monday, 26th February 2018   7 days left

This is a hands-on role growing fruit, salad and vegetables on our Urban Farm alongside young people, some with challenging behaviours.

Growing People - Horticultural Social Enterprise Worker
Job type: Permanent Full-time, Term-time and Part-time posts
Salary: £16,000-16,500 pa pro rata
Location: Milton Keynes

Job Purpose

To be a part of the Growing People team:

  • Running our Urb Farm, a grassroots community enterprise developing local food growing and healthy eating in an urban environment;
  • Supporting our Forest School education programme;
  • Engaging young people and other members of the community in the growing of the enterprise.


Growing People is our urban horticultural enterprise that works with young people to explore sustainable, local community alternatives to growing food. It will do this by:

  • Growing great food and other produce in urban contexts, using environmentally sensitive techniques, to sell within our local communities
  • Growing people, with a focus on supporting young people towards employment
  • Growing community by bringing people together around growing, eating and celebrating food

Growing People also hosts the Learning Tree, our Forest School enterprise on the Urb Farm.

Key requirements

You will have a good selection of the following:

  • A passion for and knowledge of Horticulture
  •  A horticulture qualification or Experience of commercial growing
  • Experience of Forest School or woodland activities
  • A desire to engage people, particularly young people in growing food locally
  • Experience of working with young people with Special Educational Needs and challenging behaviour
  • Ability to manage administrative systems
  • Creative and good at problem solving
  • Current driving licence
  • Strong team work skills
  • Good literacy, numeracy and ICT skills

The closing date for applications will be mid-day on Monday, 26 February 2018

To Apply and for More Information

If you would like to apply for this position, please email attaching your CV and covering letter.

This position requires an enhanced DBS check.

No agencies please.

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