Part-time Seasonal Tree Waterer

Trees for Cities

£5,760 (for 6 month contract 3 days/week)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Wednesday, 21st March 2018   3 days left

Part Time Seasonal Tree Waterer

Reporting to: Urban Forests and Operations Manager

Contract: 6 month Fixed Term Contract (Apr – Sep) for 3 days per week (Wed – Fri)

Location: London, UK

Salary: £5,760 for the 6 month contract at 3 days per week (equivalent to a full time salary of £19,200 per annum)

The Role

The successful candidate shall be responsible for carrying out watering and other maintenance as part of the establishment of newly planted standard trees across London within our Urban Forest Programme.

Our charity

Trees for Cities is the only charity working on a global scale focused entirely on planting urban trees and providing volunteering opportunities to bring local people together. Originally established in 1993 as Trees for London, demand for our services has grown and we now plant trees in 25 cities across the UK and overseas.

Since our inception we have engaged over 65,000 people to plant 500,000 trees focusing on health, food security, and environmental protection and providing opportunities for education and learning through our Edible Playground and Urban Forest programmes.

Our vision to plant trees in cities is global. However, we know the importance of a local focus – we empower and work with local people to strengthen their community. We are a game-changing, ambitious organisation that sets the standard for urban tree planting worldwide.


Trees for Cities recognise the value of its employees and has a very generous holiday allowance, pension contributions and health plan. The role would be based in Denmark Hill, South London and the office is sited in a park – a healthy, convenient and beautiful place to work. We offer a great training package to support personal development and you will have the opportunity to work as part of a supportive, highly motivated and driven team!

What we’re looking for

  • Excellent team player with a flexible approach and a willingness to get stuck in to complete the task in hand
  • Able to work unsupervised managing time effectively to meet watering targets
  • An understanding of the basic principles of health and safety and how to work safely
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Full driving license and experience driving in London

How to apply

Click here to view full job description on our website. Download and complete the application form and submit by email to with the subject heading ‘Seasonal Tree Waterer’.

Closing date to apply is 5pm on 21 March 2018.

Interviews will be held on week commencing 26 March 2018.

Trees for Cities is an equal opportunities employer.

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