Food Production Grower

Food Production Grower Exeter, England

University of Exeter
Full Time Exeter, England 22715 - 24587 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

CRC Grounds Team

For the right candidate we welcome applications from people interested in flexible working, part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

This new full time post is available immediately on a 1 year fixed term basis.

Summary of the role

Are you passionate about sustainable agriculture and production? Join the University of Exeter's Grounds Team as a Food Production Grower.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Grounds Team as they embark on a project, initially for a year, to plan, grow and produce vegetables to be used by the University’s kitchens and outlets.

The successful applicant will be the main person delivering this project; taking currently uncultivated areas and turning them in productive soils. The project also involves hydroponic growing using NFT and reservoir fed pots, under glass, protected and unprotected cropping.

This is a unique opportunity to be involved in the beginning of this exciting project, with a direct input into its development, direction and experimental growing.

Look through the Job Description and Person Specification and if you have any questions, call for a discussion Join our team and be part of a sustainable food production initiative. Apply today!

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 and the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by Shanghai Rankings).

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We are using the power of our education and research to create a sustainable, healthy and socially just future. Our shared purpose and vision continually moves us forward to make a difference to our people, our communities, our partners and the world around us. Read about our world leading research on Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO City of Literature

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

Please contact David Evans [email protected] 0778 555 4449 to arrange a conversation.

Food Production Grower
University of Exeter
Exeter, United Kingdom
Professor Lisa Roberts
$100 to $500 million (USD)
1001 to 5000 Employees
College / University
Colleges & Universities
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