Grow Wild are recruiting!

We’re pleased to announce that we are currently recruiting for a ‘Pick and Preserve’ short term contractor to join the Grow Wild team for the summer months!

As the Grow Wild project has developed we have recognised an opportunity to harness, harvest and enjoy the boun

ty of food growing in the local area.

The main purpose of the ‘Pick and Preserve’ harvester role is to lead food harvesting, foraging and preserving activities with community groups.

If you have experience of working with community groups as well as familiarity of foraging, harvesting, cooking/preserving techniques then please apply to Please send your CV along with 2 paragraphs covering why you think you would be a good fit for the role and your reasons for applying.

The deadline for applications is Monday the 8th of July, 5pm.

Interviews will be held on Monday the 15th of July, with the aim of the successful candidate starting the week of Monday 22nd July.

Full job description is on our website here.
Many ThanksWe’d also really appreciate if you could share this advertisement far and wide, or at least with anyone you know who might be interested!

Grow Wild Team

Grow Wild is a community food growing, cooking and sharing project in New Cross and the surrounding areas. Grow Wild is out to make a difference by working in partnerships to initiate and run community food growing and cooking spaces.

The Hill Trader

The Hill Trader is an exciting pop up shop in the Hill Station café run by local people for local people.

As part of what we’re doing at the Hill Station we have opened this shop as a pilot for 4 months, selling locally handmade things as well as bread and milk. We are working with local people who are giving us some of their products to sell, and in return will volunteer at the shop for a session a week. This means we all get lovely things to buy and they get valuable retail experience without the financial risk of renting a shop.

Hill Trader icon

Our vision is to provide a space for people to both buy and sell locally produced goods, share skills and inspire others who want to create things to sell. We have aimed to be as inclusive as possible and are trialling a range of different items produced by people of all ages and backgrounds.

As a community initiative The Hill Trader shop will pass on the costs of sales directly to local people providing the goods, with 15% commission retained to cover set up and overhead costs.

We’re excited about starting this new venture and we are keen to hear whether you agree a shop like this would be a great resource for our community. Please do also get in touch if you have something you would like to produce for the shop.

The Hill Trader is grateful for the small start up grant it received from the Telegraph Hill Ward Assembly

Jacqui, Stephen, Sarah and all the local suppliers x

Hill Station Cafe Tender

Bold Vision, a community development charity in SE14, is looking for a new operator to take over running the vibrant Hill Station Community Cafe on Telegraph Hill. This is an exciting opportunity to build on the existing success of the venture, and to develop a catering business that serves the needs of the community and fulfills Bold Vision’s social mission. The contract will be for a 3 year period and will start in August 2013. A full tender and specification document is available on the Bold Vision website ( or from

The closing date for proposals is 3 May 2013. Proposals should contain a full description of experience, the proposed service offering, a financial proposal and statement of how Bold Vision’s values would be enhanced.

Hill Station tender 2013 Document (Download Link)

Hill Station Cafe, Bold Vision

Job opportunity!


The Hill Station Community Café is urgently seeking to appoint an experienced Chef to
work up to 5 shifts a week preparing daily specials, short orders (including breakfasts)
and be responsible for planning and delivering the menu for each week.

This position would be for an initial 3 months to cover the absence of our current chef.
Payment will be calculated on an hourly basis (above London living wage minimum).

This position would suit someone who is keen to develop their flair for good cooking
and we welcome applicants who have at least one year’s experience of working in a
busy kitchen and have in their possession relevant food handling and hygiene training
certificates. Applicants must be able to prove that they can work well with other team
members (barista, serving staff and assistant cooks), enjoy engaging with members
of the public, and above all be able to show initiative drive and work hard to prepare
exciting but reasonably priced daily specials.

Please send CVs to Jacqui Shimidzu at

Candidates will be expected to do a trial shift as part of the interview.

The Future of the Telegraph Hill Play-club Jan 28

Parents and Carers meeting – Monday 28th January 9.30-10.30

Please come to a meeting at Telegraph Hill Centre, London SE14 5TY, for Parents, Carers and Childminders to get an update on the Council cuts and to discuss where next for the Playclub.

What would you like from your community run playclub? Would you be interested in becoming involved?

This is a meeting to inform a presentation we will be making at a Children and Young People’s Committee Council meeting on 30th January.


Toys will be available for children to play with at meeting.


Notes of the meeting will be available on our website if you can’t attend, and you can also email us at, comment here, or on our Facebook page.


Volunteer Centre Lewisham’s Small Steps Project is delivering Mental Health First Aid Training.

Just like First Aid for physical injuries, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people how to give initial care until medical treatment is accessed.

It also help to dispel fears some people have when coming across someone who seems to be experiencing mental ill health.

And it’s FREE to voluntary & community groups in Lewisham.

Date: – 8th & 9th November
Time: – 10am – 4pm.
At:- Volunteer Centre Lewisham Offices, 2nd Floor Showroom, 307 – 313 Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6NW.

If you are interested in attending, please email <>.

Kind regards,

Fay Millen
Mental Health Project Manager
Volunteer Centre Lewisham
2nd Floor, Showroom
307 – 313 Lewisham High Street
SE13 6NW