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Operations Role Job Opportunity – Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Leeds – Closes Sunday 31st March 2024

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The Meanwood Valley Market Garden is a social enterprise situated on an acre of land within Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, on the south-facing side of Meanwood Valley. We run a year-round CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) or ‘veg box’ scheme, supplying chemical free and organic produce to more than 100 local households each week. We host two weekly volunteer days and deliver a seasonal paid traineeship for new growers.

We are looking for an Operations & Community Engagement worker to join our small team. In this administrative role you will be responsible for behind-the-scenes operations of the market garden, including managing the online sales platform, customer communications, recruiting and inducting new volunteers, delivering publicity and social media campaigns, taking care of everyday financial operations, and occasional input to the co-ordination of seasonal events.

We are looking for someone who is highly organised, self-motivated, and passionate about local food and the agroecological movement. We are looking for a candidate who is an excellent communicator and confident in their problem-solving abilities. We are seeking someone who is a systems thinker, able to collaborate within a team, and is keen to apply their creativity to tweaking and improving existing systems and operations. You will meet regularly with the rest of the team and gain insight into all aspects of running the Market Garden.

This will be a 4 day/32 hours per week role. The contract is fixed term for 8-months, with a view to renewing dependent on funding. There is the option for this to become a remote working/hybrid position for someone based in the North of England, however we would require you to come to Meanwood Valley Urban Farm (Leeds) one day a week for the first few months whilst getting to know the project and its weekly routines. We are open to applications for this role as a job share.

We encourage you to visit the farm, or arrange an informal conversation over the phone with the Community Growers to find out more about the project and the role. Details on how to do this can be found below.

Application information

Download the application pack from our website

Please send a completed application form to or post a paper copy addressed to: The Market Garden, Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Sugar Well Road, Leeds, LS7 2QG.

We cannot accept CV’s.

The timeline for this recruitment is as follows:

Closing date: midnight, Sunday 31st March 2024

Shortlisting: w/c 1st April 2024

Interviews: w/c 8th April 2024

Start date: w/c 15th April

We understand that the suggested start date may not be possible if you need to give notice in another role; please do not let this prevent you from applying, the start date can be flexible.

For an informal discussion about the role please send an email to or call Angharad on 07534973064

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