Growing People 

Horticultural Social Enterprise Workers

Job type: Permanent Full-time, Term-time and Part-time posts

Salary: £16,000-16,500 pa pro rata

This position requires an enhanced DBS check

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.

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


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

To apply for this post please send a CV to

The closing date for applications will be midday on Monday, 26 February 2018

Growing People is a social enterprise of MK Christian Foundation Ltd. Registered Charity No. 293546