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Development Officer Required at Five a Day Market Garden

Five a Day Market Garden is a not-for-profit community gardening and horticultural therapy project in the tranquil hamlet of Englefield, approximately seven miles west of Reading. (See this video tour of the garden).

Volunteers look after the one-acre garden where they grow flowers, fruit and vegetables which are sold locally. This productive and beautiful garden provides perfect opportunities for groups of schoolchildren, uniformed groups, adult learners and older people to enjoy organised sessions.

The Management Committee is currently registering Five a Day as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) which will give the project charity status.

We are seeking a Development Officer who will develop Five a Day and take it forward as a successful community gardening and horticultural therapy project.

Post: Development Officer
Hours: 20 to 35 hours per week, it (varies with the seasons)
Remuneration: £12 to £14.00/hr according to experience, plus essential travel expenses
Base: Five a Day Market Garden, The Street, Englefield RG7 5EL
Reports to: The Management Committee.
The Development Officer will be self-employed and invoice Five a Day monthly in arrears.

For further information, please visit the website to see the full job description.

How to apply

Candidates for this role are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (500 words max) giving an outline of their experience and skills, and how they would continue the successful work of Five a Day Market Garden.

If you are not familiar with Five a Day Market Garden you are encouraged to contact Wendy Tobitt, chair of the Management Committee, on 07555 184343 to arrange a site visit and meet members of the committee.

Please submit your Expression of Interest by email to wendy@fiveaday.org.uk before 9am on Monday 27th January 2020.

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