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Skilled Operative

Riverford Organic Farmers


Join the Riverford family as a Skilled Operative and cultivate your career with our organic, employee-owned business


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Wash Barn

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary:
Riverford Organic Farmers is more than just a veg box company. We are an employee-owned business passionate about organic farming, sustainability, and community building. Delivering to around 70,000 homes each week, we pride ourselves on offering a workplace that co-owners enjoy and feel proud of. As a recognized 'outstanding' place to work, we offer an array of benefits and a culture of inclusivity and growth.

  • Work at our scenic Wash Farm in Buckfastleigh, Devon.
  • Join a friendly and inclusive production team.
  • Benefit from extensive training and development opportunities.
  • Enjoy a host of co-owner benefits, including free organic produce and profit sharing.

Role Requirements:Support the Team Leader and manage the department in their absence.Demonstrate strong communication and collaborative skills.Handle various tasks with a hands-on approach and rotate around the team.Maintain attention to detail and work efficiently under pressure.Coordinate with the QC and warehouse team for smooth operations.

Co-owner Benefits:
Enjoy 33 days of holiday pro rata, a generous pension scheme, annual profit share, discounted organic meals, free fruit and veg, enhanced pay on bank holidays, and free parking.

Skilled Operative - PBC AM

Location – Wash Farm, Buckfastleigh, Devon

Salary - £13.00 per hour

Work with us at Riverford and join a thriving employee-owned business

  • Be part of a friendly, inclusive production team
  • Grow with us – we’re proud to offer a bucketload of training and development opportunities to support your chosen career path
  • We’ll give you an abundance of free organic fruit an veg, an annual tax-free ‘co-owner’ bonus, and a bounty of benefits, including low-cost, home-cooked organic breakfasts and lunches!

More than just a veg box….

Riverford are mad about organic veg. It’s at the core of everything we do. We love to grow it, pack it into boxes, and deliver it to around 70,000 homes across the UK every week.

This takes loads of brilliant people – and working here makes you a ‘co-owner’, since Riverford is employee owned. Success means much more than just profits; we want this to be a place people enjoy coming to work, and a business our co-owners feel proud of!

In 2021, we were delighted to be awarded two-star Best Companies accreditation, recognising Riverford as an ‘outstanding’ place to work

What you’ll be doing

As our Skilled Operative, you will support the Team Leader in delivering the days requirement for your department. Skilled Op’s step up in the absence of the Team Leader so you’ll need strong communication skills, working collaboratively to keep the department running smoothly, helping with the day-to-day management of the team. Also, the skilled op’s role is tools on and rotating around the team doing different tasks. 

This is an exciting role that presents new challenges every day. You will need great attention to detail and be able to work accurately under pressure working closely with the QC and warehouse Team to efficiently deliver to the Packhouse.

Co-owner benefits

Riverford is a beautiful place to work, with lots of great people – and other perks too. Some of our benefits include: 33 days holiday pro rata (including bank holidays), generous company pension scheme, annual profit share (10% of all our profits are split equally between all co-owners), heavily discounted organic breakfasts and lunches, free organic fruit and veg, time and half on bank holidays, and free parking. 

Beyond the Veg Box: At Riverford, our passion for organic vegetables is unmatched. We’re not just about delivering veg boxes; we're dedicated to sustainable farming and community building. As a part of our team, you become a co-owner of Riverford, sharing in our successes and contributing to a mission that goes beyond profit. We aim to make Riverford a fulfilling place to work, where our co-owners feel valued and proud. Join us in making a difference, one veg box at a time.


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