Monday, 21 October 2019

Assistant Grower position for 2020

We're recruiting! 

From early April to mid/late September 2020 we require an Assistant Grower to work on our small organic fruit and veg farm on the Isles of Scilly. The position is paid and comes with free accommodation.


Scilly Organics is an organic market garden growing a range of veg crops for local sales, specialising in salad. We also grow some fruit, herbs and flowers. Growing on approx 5 acres, most of the work is manual. The farm doesn't have any animals, and is vegan organic horticulture by default.


This position would suit someone who has completed a trainee grower or apprenticeship position, and now wants to step up in terms of responsibility. As Assistant Grower you would be responsible for day to day management including sowing, planting, weeding and harvesting. You would work on your own at times, and together with the head grower at other times.

This is a chance to live and work in an exceptionally beautiful location, whilst learning skills, techniques and an approach to step up to managing or owning an organic growing business.

Please note this position is not suitable for those without suitable experience of commercial veg growing. It is not a trainee position, so please do not apply unless you have had some relevant experience.

For full details, terms and conditions please email Jonathan Smith jonathan@scillyorganics.com

Closing date for applications is midnight November 22nd 2019.