Cultivate is recruiting for an ‘OPERATIONS LEAD’

Working Hours:                     22.5 hours per week

Core working days are Tues, Thursday and Friday morning.  It is a requirement to work one Sunday per month.  There are fortnightly full team meetings (30 mins) and attending monthly board meetings (1.5 hours).

Salary:                                     £20-23k pro rata, depending on experience.

Including pension and access to lots of tasty food.

Contract:                                1 year, with possible extension subject to performance

Entitlements:                         25 days (pro rata) holiday per calendar year, time-off-in-lieu may be taken for additional hours.

Responsible to:                      Cultivate Development and Planning Lead


We are a small fun team all working towards the shared goal of social and environmental justice through tasty veg.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to manage and develop Cultivate Oxford’s sales and supply infrastructure.  Comfortable working on your own initiative as well as part of the team, you should be computer literate with experience of using social media, spreadsheets and creating website content.  You’ll lead the occasional market and one day a week you will be part of the veg packing team so you’ll be happy getting your hands dirty and know your onions from your shallots!  This role is pivotal to growing Cultivate so an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for food are key.

Download the full job description here.


Cultivate CAG is an Oxford-based members cooperative, set up in 2011 to provide healthy food and education, and to grow the local food economy.   Essentially, we buy organic produce, on the most part from farms or small social enterprises within 22 miles of the city, giving them a fair price – 50-70% of the selling price – to help grow the local eco-agricultural sector.   We then sell at a weekly market in Summertown and offer an online delivery service inside the Oxford ring-road by bicycle courier, thus reducing carbon, pollution and congestion on our streets.  The online shop offers over 150 locally sourced and organic products including bread, tea & coffees, dry goods such as oats and lentils, juices and even super environmentally friendly detergents and deodorants, all from local producers that share similar values to us.  We also partner with 7 Oxford colleges to provide students access to fresh produce.  Packaging is kept to a bare minimum and we are working towards zero-waste.   Any of our own unsold produce is provided to local ‘food poverty’ projects, for example community fridges, and we pledge to use 25% of any profits we make to fund local projects increasing access to food across the county.  We think of it as good food doing good!