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Better Food Shed team member

  • Can you drive?
  • Can you lift heavy things?
  • Do you love vegetables? (Not essential)

The Better Food Shed is looking for a part-time member of staff to join their small team, based in Barking. 

This role will require someone who is physically fit and is able to work every Tuesday evening.

The new member of the team will primarily be expected to pack and deliver vegetables across London to the veg box schemes we work with in one of our vans. 

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. 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.

Please see the full job description for more details.

BFS Team Tuesday Night Member JD Oct 21.docx

To apply

If you are interested in the role, please send an email to Shed manager Danny Fisher or call 07761 800161 for more information.

Better Food Shed, 47 Thames Road, Barking, London, IG11 0HQ



Other ways to get involved with GC

We are not currently recruiting for any jobs at Growing Communities.

Check out volunteering page to learn about volunteering on our Hackney market gardens. We are closed for volunteering in Dagenham.

Many of the veg schemes in the Better Food Traders welcome volunteers. Check the Better Food Traders website for details.



Growing Communities, The Old Fire Station, 61 Leswin Road, London N16 7NX

Better Food Shed, 47 Thames Road, Barking, London, IG11 0HQ