Saturday, 16 April 2011

FOOD from the SKY- Job opportunities for an Urban Farmer and a Project Assistant

http://www.foodfromthesky.org.uk/
JOB DESCRIPTION for a local Project Assistant

Time and Date: 2 days a week starting Tuesday 10th May 2011

This volunteering position is to assist Azul with the running of the organisation. It will lead to a paid position as a freelance project assistant after a successful trial of 2 months. To be reviewed weekly by both parties.

The paid position will start on 19th July 2011 @ £100/day as a freelance Project Assistant with opportunities for training and growing with our pioneering and ground breaking organisation.

The role:

The role is hands-on, creative and responsible. It requires someone that enjoys a challenge and has a proactive outlook to administrative tasks and the world of internet as well as working on the roof – planting, setting up and other jobs as and when required

The Project Assistant will be:

* Assisting and contributing in all areas of FOOD from the SKY
* Write press release and posts for web
* Co-ordinating events and courses
* General administration
* Assisting with Social media and the website
* Record keeping ( financial, the template and book keeping)
* Co-ordinating committed volunteers
* Joining with the planting rota and responsibilities in the garden
* Flexibility and willingness to do what is needed
* And any other tasks that would assist Azul and the organisation to create a successful template of FOOD from the SKY

Dates and times for interviews: slots of one hour

Wed 27th April: between 14:00 and 17:00 (3 people)

Thu 5th May: between 16:00 and 18:00 (2 people)

Sat 7th May: between 09:30 and 11:30 (2 people)

Send us:

If you are interested in this position and opportunity please send your CV asap and a paragraph about why you feel you would be suitable for this position. We want to know you a little more, so as an optional extra send us something that inspires you!

Azul-Valerie Thome: azul@foodfromthesky.org.uk

Values that we hold dear:

Responsible (ability to respond), Supportive, Open to the challenges and the learning that stems from being pioneers, Creative and not scared of making mistakes.

All experiences have the potential for deep growth, learning and transformation. Friendly, Curiosity, Positivity, Fun, Inclusivity, Respect (seeing the other’s reality) of Diversity of People, Plant, Insects, bugs and Learning styles.

Our Ethics are grown from: Earth care, People care, Fair share of our Earth resources

Space here to add your own…



OUR VISION: ‘To grow Life, Food and Community in our most cemented places’ and ‘To plant seeds in people’s heart’ .

JOB DESCRIPTION for a creative urban organic farmer

Make sure you read the website to check that it is the right job for you: www.foodfromthesky.org.uk

The role:

The main focus of the farmer is to increase our yield and income from sales for FOOD from the SKY in store below.

This is done using organic methods, permaculture ethics and an open mind to other inclusive growing methods like Biodynamic while being part of our increasing biodiversity on the roof.

The farmer will

* Be a very experienced urban farmer
* Make a growing plan for the year – working in containers and up fences and wall
* Create a budget for the year
* Be interested in working with Thornton’s Budgens produce department
* Will create a working plan for volunteers to use the rest of the week following the Biodynamic calendar as much as possible
* Be happy to work with other parts of the organisation
* Be well connected to the London growing scene
* Be creative about how to ‘find’ material in skips, refuse depot, freecycle and your London networks etc…
* Know and develop natural fertilisers, comfrey, nettle and wormeries using the waste from the supermarket below
* Good with computer and basic social media
* Have a good communication skill, be friendly, inclusive, creative and willing to learn

The farmer needs to be able to work alone, with members of both organisations and with local volunteers.

Time and Date:

1 day a week starting Tuesday 3rd May 2011 and every Tuesday thereafter.

To be reviewed weekly then monthly. The job will be for a year to start with.

Money

£125 a day (8hours) as a freelance with opportunities for a share in sales, training and growing with our pioneering and ground breaking organisation.

Dates and times for interviews: slots of one hour

Tue 26th April: 09:00 to 11:00 (2 people)

Wed 27th April: between 14:00 and 17:00 (3 people)

Thu 28th April: 09:00 to 11:00 (2 people)

Send us:

If you are interested in this position and opportunity please send your CV/ resume of your relevant working life ASAP and a paragraph about why you feel you would be suitable for this position. We want to know you a little more, so as an optional extra send us something that inspires you!

Azul-Valerie Thome: azul@foodfromthesky.org.uk

Values that we hold dear:

All experiences have the potential for deep growth, learning and transformation. Friendly, Curiosity, Positivity, Fun, Inclusivity, Respect (seeing the other’s reality) of Diversity of People, Plant, Insects, bugs and Learning styles. Responsibility (ability to respond), Supportive, Open to the challenges and the learning that stems from being pioneers, Creative and not scared of making mistakes.

Our Ethics are grown from: Earth care, People care, Fair share of our Earth resources

Space here to add your own…

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