Staff Vacancies

Surrey Docks Farm aims to engage the whole community to learn more about farming and food production. We are a working city farm growing and selling a range of fruit and vegetables, as well as eggs and meat reared on the Farm. 

We are excited to recruit for a new post at the Farm and our first Horticulture Apprentice, thanks to funding from the City Bridge Trust and London Borough of Southwark.



The Horticulture Apprentice will gain new skills and learn on the job, working alongside the Farm’s small but experienced horticulture team to grow food for our local community. 

The Horticulture Apprentice will be supported to gain a Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Horticulture with the training provided by our partners at Walworth Garden. Due to Covid-19 where possible this training will take place online via Google Classroom, but some travel to Walworth Garden will still be required.

The role will involve independent working to carry out practical, hands on gardening tasks; as well as leading a volunteer group and assisting with our training projects for adult students with learning disabilities.

The apprentice will be paid London Living Wage during their full time one year contract. The post will include one weekend working day. We envisage the shift pattern running from Tuesday-Saturday, but there is some flexibility.

Interested? Click the button below to read the full job description and person specification.




Due to funding restrictions for the training, applicants must be either a Southwark resident aged 19 and over or; a London resident aged 18-25 years old.
All vacancies are subject to two satisfactory written references and an enhanced DBS check before starting in post.

Application Process

To apply please email your CV and a one page cover letter to outlining how you meet each point in the person specification, why you are suitable for this post and how the apprenticeship will help you progress.

Please ensure you also include how you meet the eligibility criteria for training (whether you are a Southwark resident aged 19 plus, or a London resident aged 18-25 years old).

Candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on how they meet the person specification, we therefore urge you to read this carefully and tailor your application to the points listed.

Application deadline: Midnight on Friday 28th August
Candidates notified if successful for interview: Sunday 30th August
Interviews: Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September
Start date: Week commencing 7th September

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