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Better Food Shed Team Member


Are you a good driver who's physically fit?

Are you good with early starts?

Are you responsible and reliable?

Do you love veg?


The Better Food Shed is looking for someone to join their small team, based in Barking.

The new member of the team will primarily be expected deliver vegetables across London to the veg box schemes we work with in one of our vans and to support the assistant manager by performing a range of administrative and practical tasks to ensure the Better Food Shed runs quickly and efficiently.

Better Food Shed is an organic food hub, launched by Growing Communities and based in Barking. It aims to improve the local food system, as a new type of wholesale, rationalising and reducing the carbon intensity of distribution – particularly within London. BFS is focused on giving small, local, organic food producers efficient access to the London consumer market, predominantly via community-led box schemes.

As a not-for-profit organisation, the Better Food Shed is committed to putting farmers and growers ahead of profit. It is committed to supporting small businesses that run in an ecologically sound way and to help build a more sustainable food system. The Better Food Shed is being incubated in the initial stages by Growing Communities before aiming to become its own separate organisation later in 2019. We are looking for people to join us in this exciting start-up project.

Growing Communities is a social enterprise based in Hackney that’s building a fairer, more sustainable food system by supporting local small-scale organic farmers. We run a successful organic fruit and veg scheme in Hackney and the Farmers’ Market in Stoke Newington and we grow fruit and veg in Hackney and Dagenham. We support other groups to set up veg schemes and we help new entrants into farming and food production.

See the full job description and person specification here.

BFS Team Member JD.docx

To apply
Email CV, cover letter and recruitment monitoring form to Danny Fisher. Applications will be assessed on how well you meet the person criteria.

Recruitment Monitoring Form.docx

Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 16 August

Interviews will be held on 22/23 August


Growing Communities, The Old Fire Station, 61 Leswin Road, London N16 7NX
Better Food Shed: 47 Thames Road, Barking, London, IG11 0HQ