Community Outreach Advisor - Greater Manchester

Royal Horticultural Society

Salford, Greater Manchester
£26,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, environmental education

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Job title: Community Outreach Advisor

Location: RHS Garden Bridgewater and North West

Salary: £26,000 per annum

Hours: Full time/37.5 hours per week

Contract: Fixed 2 years (initially)

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 happiness of us all.

As a charity, we work collaboratively with our community partners to connect children, young people, adults and families with nature through our campaigns and outreach projects. We operate RHS Britain in Bloom, and conduct pioneering horticultural scientific research. We believe everyone in every city, town and village, should benefit from growing plants to enhance lives, build stronger, healthier, happier communities and create better places to live.

In association with regional partners, the RHS is supporting local organisations apply for and develop projects through the Greater Manchester Environment Fund, which aims to put nature at the heart of our communities. We are providing a thematic lead for horticulture activity through the Fund’s Community Enabler Programme, sharing skills, knowledge and advice with the community and to the wider partnership team.

We are looking for a Community Outreach Advisor / Enabler to develop projects and partnerships with the local community to support a wide variety of people to develop their gardening skills and transform spaces where they live. If you are a passionate about community engagement through growing, a professional horticulturalist with experience inspiring audiences new to gardening and the next generation of gardeners, then this is the role for you.

Experience of working with community organisations, volunteers, young people, children, families and schools is essential. With excellent communication and reflective skills and the ability to work collaboratively and in partnership with stakeholder organisations you should have experience of training and a qualification in practical horticulture (minimum of Level 2).

Details of our great benefits can be found here.

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.

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