Lee Greens is a community-led veg bag scheme. We have a few paid part-time members of staff including a box scheme co-ordinator and delivery drivers. The remainder of the team are dedicated and ethusiastic volunteers. We are a friendly, local bunch that are all driven to provide the best local veg service we can.
We will advertise our paid and volunteer roles here, but in the meantime please get in touch with us directly if you are interested in joining our team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris provides the overall business vision and direction, so that Lee Greens meets it targets and sticks to its ethos and objectives. He works closely with the team to ensure everything goes smoothly each week and that everyone has what they need to do the best job possible.
Delivery persons and drivers
We are looking for a delivery person to work as part of a two person delivery team. The vacancy is for a delivery person to deliver the veg bags to the pickup points from around 11am to 5pm on Thursdays. We are also looking for backup driver/delivery persons to cover holiday and sickness on an occasional basis. You need to be fit enough to lift and carry a number of carrier bags or small crates short distances.
The salary is £12 per hour with 6 days of holiday per year. You are entitled to get a discounted veg bag.
This is a permanent position (following a probation period), although we are also looking for backups to be available on an occasional basis – so let us know if you want to be added to our reserves list.
To apply please send your CV and a short covering letter with some information about yourself and why you would be good for the position to email@example.com.
We are looking for people who are:
- Reliable, punctual and able to work in a team
- To have attention to detail
- To have troubleshooting skills
- To have good communication skills (written and oral)
- If driving, to have a current clean UK driving license
- Committed to green issues
The closing date for applications is Friday 1st March.
First Stage: Short telephone interview (15-20 mins)
Second Stage: In person interview and delivery run try-out (half day)
Volunteer veg packers
Throughout the year, we also need to recruit some vegetable packers to help provide cover. If you are free on a Thursday morning between 9am and 1pm, please consider joining our team. Packing vegetables is a great way to meet other people in the community and as well as providing tea and coffee during the pack, we will give you a bag of delicious, fresh, organic vegetables to take home.
We are looking for people who are enthusiastic about locally sourced organic vegetables, who and are keen to join us in challenging existing food channels with a passion to make a difference.
Volunteering opportunities vary depending on how many hours you’d like to commit. It could involve anything from the following: helping us at foodie events (working on a stall), delivering leaflets in the local area, packing veg into bags, administrative tasks, looking for partnership opportunities, or simply helping us spread the word about our scheme.
What you’ll get out of it
You will gain experience of working within a new social enterprise, the first of its kind in the local area. You will meet and work with local people, bringing real positive change to the community and the way we source and eat food.
Whether you want to gain experience for your CV or want to meet people in your community, there’s plenty of volunteering opportunities so get in touch!
Please contact us and tell us about your skills and experience and the hours you have to commit to the Veg Bag scheme.