Job Description:

Market Gardener– Hands of Hope Charity
Competitive Salary based on experience
Location(s): Hawkhurst
Full Time
Salary: £28,000 per annum plus % of profits


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced, self-driven individual to develop a large heritage market garden on a 22 acre site in Hawkhurst, which will be run as a Social Enterprise with the profits used to improve the health and well being of people within the community. (Don’t you want to say “communities throughout Rother, Hastings and West Kent)?

The mission is to grow and produce both heritage and current organic fruit and vegetables that will be used to generate funds via a number of income streams including: (i) Box Scheme; (ii) catering outlets and (iii) 3rd party catering.

The project(s) we are developing on site includes the preservation and restoration of the heritage walled garden and glasshouses, two large greenhouses for commercial growing as well as a number of participatory programmes developed around heritage, nutrition, growing and the conservation and sustainability of the natural environment.

The role will require an individual with exceptional experience of succession planting, cultivation of vegetables, fruits, herbs, edible flowers and micro-herbs. The ideal candidate will have experience in building and developing a team to support the development of a market garden of scale, productivity, diversity and beauty whilst adhering to organic methods.

This exciting position would suit an applicant that believes in the power of nutrition and growing to improves people’s physical and mental well being and who has the drive and desire to create a legacy space linking the past, present and future for the benefit of all.

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