We have a part-time Community Gardener job vacancy – more information below – apply by 5pm on 31 May
Compensation: £17.50 per hour
Community Gardener (part-time)
The Garden is open on Wednesdays and Sundays and includes individual plots for our Learner Plot project, and a communal garden of annuals and perennials, fruit garden and raised beds. The garden is run on organic principles.
The post-holder will work alongside the Project Coordinator of the Learner Plot programme which has been running for 6 years. The Learner Plot programme gives beginner gardeners, aimed at community groups and individuals without outdoor space, the chance to learn growing skills by managing their own plot of land within the community garden. The post-holder will run the Sunday garden sessions which will be open to new and existing garden volunteers, Learner Plotters and Little Growers, a new growing project aimed at 7-11 year olds. They will be supported on Sundays by some of our Trustees.
Opening and closing up the garden on Sundays, being responsible for inducting new volunteers and ensuring appropriate health and safety measures are taken
Working with trustees to prepare activities for Sunday volunteers, then supporting the volunteers to carry out these activities in the communal areas of the garden
Supporting the Learner Plot participants with advice
Work with the Project Coordinator to design and facilitate a range of practical gardening workshops to educate and inform garden volunteers
Work with Trustees to run occasional events at the garden
Stock management and ordering compost, seeds, seedlings and any other essential equipment required
Practical understanding and experience of gardening, and growing food
Organised and with a good understanding of general project administration including budgets and project planning
Strong people skills, able to quickly establish good working relationships with a diverse range of people
Ability and experience of recruiting and working with volunteers
Communicating effectively and persuasively in plain English, orally and in writing
Familiar with working collaboratively with a range of different people, including volunteers, families, those with English as a second language, and people with additional needs
Understanding of and commitment to diversity, equal opportunities and safe work practices.
A proven self-starter, able to work effectively with minimal supervision
In order to apply for this role, please send your current CV and a covering letter. The letter should clearly set out how your knowledge and experience meets the requirements of the job specification. Please also confirm the date you would be able to start, and the contact details (including email address) for two references, one of which should be your most recent employer.
Please send your CV and covering letter to Maggie Charnley by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Monday 31st May 2021. Any questions can be sent to the same email.
Interviews will be held in the week following the closing date.
We would expect the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.