Organic job vacancy - Manchester, UK.

Manchester Veg People: Worker Co-op Member

Want to help bring the freshest, most local organic produce to Manchester? Do you have a passion for good food and want to support local farmers? Then Manchester Veg People may be for you.

We are a unique multi-stakeholder co-operative of local organic growers and food businesses working together to provide fresh, seasonal food of the highest possible quality and we are recruiting for a Worker Co-op Member.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about local food, and able to enthuse others about the benefits of buying local and organic.  This is a great opportunity to be part of an expanding team that is growing the take-up of local, sustainable food across Manchester and supporting local farmers.  The job will involve working as a team with the other worker co-op members to carry out all tasks involved in running the co-op, including day-to-day operations, sales and marketing, customer service, and strategic planning, and to enable the growth and development of our pioneering co-operative at this exciting and challenging time.

The role is 30 hours per week, starting in December 2014, and is a 4 month contract that will be extended dependant on the co-op reaching the necessary sales targets or securing further funding to enable it to continue trading when our current funding runs out at the end of March 2015.  Working days will be Tuesday to Friday, plus one Sunday in every three with the extra hours taken as TOIL in the week.  The salary is £15,600 pro rata per annum.

The job description & person specification and application form can be downloaded below.  If you have any problems downloading the documents please email

To apply:

Please send us a completed application form along with a covering letter to and mark it ‘MVP Recruitment’. Closing date for applications is Monday 20th October at 9am.