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Working at Organic Herb Trading

Organic Herb Trading is a dynamic company with a strong work ethic and the most common reason staff give for staying with us – in some cases for decades - is because they enjoy the supportive working environment. In addition, our benefits package includes an annual profit share, an entry-level health care scheme and staff buying co-operative. 

Current Vacancies

Seasonal Herb Field Worker

Organic Herb Trading is looking for two seasonal team members to work in our two-acre herb field in Milverton, Somerset.

Over 60 different varieties of our herbs are home grown in our herb field, and everything is done by hand from composting and bed forming to propagation and harvesting and of course plenty of weeding!

Organic Herb Trading have been growing, sourcing, and supplying the UK’s largest supply of botanicals for almost 40 years. We have a diverse and loyal base of customers including Neal’s Yard Remedies, Pukka Teas, Yeo Valley and Riverford Organic.

This is a great opportunity for someone to learn about all aspects of organic herb growing from propagation through to harvesting and drying as well as general maintenance. The role will support our Herb Field Manager, Sarah Weston, who is passionate about organic growing and is keen to share her extensive knowledge and expertise.

Successful candidates will need to have previous growing experience, good plant knowledge, be physically fit and strong, enjoy working as a team, good time keeping and a passion for organic growing and herbs as well as a positive can-do attitude as we work whatever the weather! Reliable transport to get to site is essential due to our rural location.

  • 6-month fixed term contract (April – September 2022)
  • Monday – Friday, 36.5 hours per week (8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am-3.30pm Friday with some occasional weekend work)
  • £9.50 per hour rising to £10.00 per hour after completion of a successful 1-month probation
  • Friendly, supportive team with a welcoming and open communication culture and family-like atmosphere
  • Free parking
  • Ethical, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible company
  • Fair for Life accredited employer

To apply for this role, please send a signed copy of our privacy notice, your CV and a cover letter telling us why you want to work for Organic Herb Trading to HR@organicherbtrading.com. A copy of the job description can can be found here

Closing date Monday 31st January 2022 with interviews anticipated to be held mid-February 2022.

 

Purchaser

Organic Herb Trading is looking for a Purchaser to join their successful Purchasing & Sourcing team.  This role will be responsible for purchasing a range of certified organic and fair products from suppliers in the UK and internationally. 

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to learn or further develop purchasing skills, such as working to a high standard of detail and accuracy, ensuring stock is received within essential timelines, and developing mutually beneficial business relationships with suppliers.     

The successful candidate must have:

  • Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Confidence in using Microsoft Office including Excel
  • Confidence to negotiate with suppliers to achieve a successful outcome

Previous experience of purchasing would be an advantage but is not essential.

Please click here for the job description.

This role is permanent, working 36.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, based at our Milverton office. Part-time hours of at least 25 hours per week may be considered.  

Salary: £19,200 - £21,600 per annum depending on skills and experience.

To apply for this role, please send a signed copy of our privacy notice, your CV and a cover letter telling us why you want to work for Organic Herb Trading to HR@organicherbtrading.com.

Application deadline is 9 am on Monday 31st January 2022. 

Interviews are anticipated to place on Tuesday 1st February and Wednesday 2nd February 2022 but may be subject to change.