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Project Community Gardener

Posted on 24 April 2018

Location:        Project delivery across London

Contract:        Sessional

Salary:            £13.79 per hour, inclusive of holiday pay

Hours:            Detailed below


Environmental regeneration charity Groundwork London is seeking experienced and enthusiastic Community Gardeners to join our team on the following programmes:

1.    Corporate Volunteering Community Gardener:

3 to 4 days per week April to October. Varying hours November to March

The Groundwork London Corporate Partnership Programme aims to make Groundwork London the “go-to” green charity in London that corporates approach for employee engagement and corporate volunteering.” Groundwork is seeking a Community Gardener to lead the planning, preparation and practical delivery of the environmental volunteering element of this programme.

The post holder will be responsible for the pre event planning and preparation of task days including health and safety, with the support of the Corporate Partnerships Officer. You will also take a lead ‘on the day’ in the practical delivery of all corporate volunteering task days, focusing on providing supervision and encouragement of the volunteers and supporting their establishment to have a positive, meaningful and proactive experience.

Experience in facilitating and supervising a variety of practical horticultural and construction tasks and a full driving licence is essential for this post.

2.    Project Community Gardener: 

The work is sessional depending on the needs of each project; these needs are matched and allocated to members of the sessional gardening team as to their availability and skill set.

The Project Community Gardener postholder will develop and deliver food growing, community gardening and practical nature conservation workshops that engage residents and community members, including people from diverse backgrounds and with additional needs. The postholder will utilise their strong horticulture and food growing expertise to support groups and individuals build skills, confidence and therefore project sustainability.

Project work available to the postholder is varied and will include community gardening; food growing; garden design and maintenance; horticultural training & development; capacity building; volunteer engagement; and corporate volunteering.

You will utilise your excellent communication skills in engaging individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and varied age groups, including those with English as a second language and young people.

The work programme will include evening and weekend work. A full driving licence is desirable for this post.

Apply now

Download the full job description and an application form.

Send your application to quoting reference 507/SPCG

Please specify in your application which role(s) you are interested in.

For further information about any of the roles please contact Clare Norwood at  or on 020 8985 1755.

Closing date for applications:         Rolling recruitment. Applications will be assessed when received.

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced criminal records check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Groundwork London is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.