Job opportunity: VegBox Logistics Coordinator at Sutton Community Farm

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Posted Oct 8 2019 by Alice Brown of Sutton Community Farm
VegBox Logistics Coordinator at Sutton Community Farm

Love veg and love organising things? Sutton Community Farm are on the lookout for a VegBox Logistics Coordinator to cover maternity leave. Over to Alice Brown to tell us more.


We are recruiting for maternity cover for our VegBox Logistics Coordinator role at Sutton Community Farm. We are looking for someone who is passionate about logistics and customer service, highly organised and will bring a can-do, proactive attitude to the team. 

Our farm

Sutton Community Farm (SCF) is a community-owned, seven acre farm on the edges of South London. Our aim is to increase access to fresh, healthy and sustainably grown food and be a shared space for the community to cultivate skills. Since starting in 2010 we have engaged with a wide variety of organisations and have established a strong reputation in the community food sector. At the core of our enterprise is horticultural production for our VegBox delivery service for circa 350 weekly customers. The farm has a turnover of approximately £500,000, employs 8 staff and works with a large community of volunteers, members and visitors. Please visit our website for more information.  

The role

The VegBox Logistics Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the successful weekly distribution of 350+ VegBoxes to customers. This includes administration of customer orders and related documents, preparing for the packing of fresh produce and managing the delivery of VegBoxes to homes and pick-up points. They  are also responsible for customer service and packaging purchasing. This role involves working closely together with the Sales and Communications Coordinator, Packing Manager and Farm Business Manager to coordinate all aspects of the VegBox scheme at SCF. 

We aim to make our farm accessible to as wide a range of the public as practically possible and are committed to ensuring that everyone is treated fairly. You can find out more by reading our Equal Opportunities Policy. As an organisation, we also believe in fair pay. All our staff are paid above the London Living Wage and we maintain a low pay ratio.

Benefits

  • Staff discount on produce and products
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension contribution
  • Flexible working policy e.g. working from home

How to apply and timeline

  • Deadline for applications – midnight, Sunday 20th October
  • 1st round telephone interviews – w/c 4th November
  • Face to face interviews – Monday 11th November (afternoon) and Thursday 14th November (afternoon)
  • Start date: early January 2020

For full details of how to apply, please visit our website. If you have any questions about the role, please get in touch with me, Alice Brown, via email. We look forward to hearing from you.


Sutton Community FarmAbout the author

Sutton Community Farm is a community-owned farm founded in 2010 in response to a community need with the purpose to increase access to fresh, healthy, sustainable food and provide a shared space for people to cultivate skills, get exercise and make new friends. The farm sits on a beautiful 7.1 acre smallholding with views towards the skyline of central London.