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Better Food Shed Assistant Manager


Our new wholesale operation, the Better Food Shed, is looking for an assistant manager to work as part of our small team, supporting the manager in the day to day running of the Shed as well as helping the business to develop. This role will require someone who is physically fit and comfortable with early morning starts.

The job will include managing stock of vegetables, delivering to customers – predominantly veg schemes – across London, liaising with farmers and using accounting and other software.

Better Food Shed is a new, organic wholesale operation being 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 run in an ecologically sound way and to help build a more sustainable food system. Aiming to Launch in February 2019, 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. Now we are looking for people to join us in this exciting project.


Please see the full job description and person specification: 

BFS Assistant Manager JD.docx



3 days per week.

 £26,400 p.a. pro-rata to hours.

12 months fixed term contract through project launch phase.

33 days annual leave (pro-rata).

Working from warehouse and office based at: 47 Thames Road, Barking, London, IG11 0HQ.


To apply

Send your CV and cover letter addressing how you fit the person specification to BFS manager Danny Fisher. Please also complete and send our recruitment monitoring form.

Recruitment Monitoring Form.docx

Closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 30 January

Interviews will be held week beginning Monday 4 February