Head Gardener

Forest Farm Peace Garden

Hainault, Ilford
£8,500 pro rata (£21,249 FTE)

Paid • Part Time • Permanent

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Sectors: food, farming & organics, environmental education

Closing date: Wednesday, 08 March 2017

At Forest Farm Peace Garden we are seeking an experienced gardener with a permaculture interest or experience to take the lead on our therapeutic gardening project.

Duties: The Head Gardener position is a fantastic position for an individual with a strong understanding of organic and sustainable methods of growing, interested in creating a beautiful, therapeutic space for our clients - mental health service users.

You will co-ordinate day-to-day activities in the Garden, including planning gardening tasks in consultation with staff and buddy volunteers and helping to run our twice-weekly sessions. You will lead on providing learning opportunities for our clients, managing the site and ensuring materials and tools are supplied. You will oversee the garden’s budget and planning for the year. You will also share responsibility with the Project Manager, Ecotherapy Worker and Trustees Board for longer-term management and development of the site. You will be a confident user of MS Office software, Internet and social media tools.

Forest Farm Peace Garden is a registered charity no: 1123031. Forest Farm Peace Garden today is supported through generous funding from Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity, Tesco ‘Bags of Help’, Postcode Lottery, London Community Foundation and London Borough of Redbridge and Big Lottery.

Details of employment: The post is for 14 hours a week (Wednesdays and Fridays). You will be required to work the occasional weekend day and there will be some evening meetings. You will be entitled to time off in lieu.

Salary: £21,249 per annum (£8,500 pro rata)

Location: Forest Farm Peace Garden (FFPG), Hazelbrouck Gardens, Hainault, Ilford (site of the Garden). The job might include occasional office based work. Our office is located at 98-100 Ilford Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG1 2LD.

Applications close at noon Wednesday 8th March 2017.

Interviews take place on Monday 13th March 2017.

We aim to contact candidates who are selected for interview by 5pm on Friday the 10th March 2017. However, we are working with tight timescales, and would appreciate it if you ensure that you are available on the interview day – Monday 13th March 2017 prior to hearing from us.

For further details, and to apply, please visit our website or call us on: 0208 477 1655 (answer phone)

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