Community Gardening Advisor - West Yorkshire

Royal Horticultural Society

Home-based with regular travel to RHS Gardens
c.£26,000 plus company car

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 23rd May 2022   6 days left

 Community Gardening Advisors – West Yorkshire


Location: Home based with regular travel to RHS Gardens

c£26K (plus company car)

Full time - 37.5 hours pw

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is a national charity with a mission to inspire everyone to grow, as plants are vital to our wellbeing, the environment and the health and happiness of us all. Everything we do is focused on the transformational power of gardening to benefit people, places and our planet; from our inspirational gardens and shows, our ground-breaking scientific research, to our far-reaching community outreach and education programmes.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Community Gardening Advisor to take our Yorkshire Community Outreach programme forward. If you are passionate about community growing, a skilled horticulturalist with experience of inspiring communities new to gardening and the next generation of gardeners, then this is the role for you!

Working as part of a national outreach team this role will focus on the urban areas of West Yorkshire where you will work alongside a broad and diverse range of community stakeholders. As the Community Gardening Advisor you will establish a strong and supportive local network and deliver programmes of activity including training workshops and events to build community skills and capacity for groups. The ability to work collaboratively with excellent project management and communication skills are essential.

The role is home based, but will include regular travel across the region and to RHS Gardens /offices including associated RHS partner gardens and approved learning centres. Experience of working with community organisations, volunteers, young people, children, families and schools is essential. Ideally, you should have a relevant practical Horticultural Qualification to a minimum Level 2 in Horticulture or equivalent experience.

The RHS provides a number of great benefits for employees including:

  • Monthly Garden Magazine and access to Horticultural advice
  • Sponsorship for external studies
  • Free access to all RHS Gardens, Shows and Libraries
  • Complimentary access passes to RHS gardens for friends and family
  • Life Works Employee Assistance programme that includes a range of wellbeing support and retail discounts and cashback

Safeguarding and inclusion

The RHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all personnel to share in this commitment. We are an inclusive employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Please apply online via the RHS website: Closing date: 5pm on Monday 23rd May 2022.

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