Head Gardener

Forest Farm Peace Garden

East London
£25,161 pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Permanent

www.forestfarmpeacegarden.org kate@forestfarmpeacegarden.org 07525 131996 Kate Allardyce

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 24th January 2020   2 days left

Forest Farm Peace Garden is seeking an experienced gardener to lead on the development of our large 2-acre site and support the running of our ecotherapy programme, which supports mental health recovery. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with an understanding of organic and sustainable growing methods and permaculture practices, who is interested in creating a beautiful and therapeutic space for our volunteers.

You will co-ordinate day-to-day activities in the garden, including planning gardening tasks alongside other staff and volunteers to help run our twice-weekly ecotherapy sessions. Garden sessions are accessed by people experiencing mental health needs, adults with learning disability and refugees/asylum seekers, as well as buddy volunteers who provide support.

You will provide informal and formal learning opportunities for volunteers, including running occasional workshops. You will oversee the garden planning and documentation for the year, and site development projects and maintenance as necessary. You will have oversight of health and safety considerations alongside other staff. You will take responsibility for ordering garden materials and equipment and have IT skills for undertaking admin and planning tasks. You will also share responsibility with the Project Manager, Ecotherapy Worker and Trustee Board for the broader development goals of the site.

Please see the job description and person specification on our website

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