London SE1 community website

Sessional Community Gardeners

Bankside Open Spaces Trust

About this role

Bankside Open Spaces Trust is looking for a bank of sessional workers to run our gardening groups on various days (including weekends) in SE1. You will be working in local parks and open spaces. After an induction period you would be the main leader for this group, under regular guidance from your manager. BOST will fund further training if required for specific projects.

You will be an enthusiastic, outgoing, sympathetic and patient individual. Diversity training, experience working with people with mental health needs, learning disabilities, and from other backgrounds is desirable but not essential. Some First Aid training would also help.

You should have some knowledge of gardening, basic construction, and the ability to collect monitoring information, and be confident in a leading role. It would be great if you had experience in leading volunteer groups. Further training in Health and Safety and group leadership will be provided.

BOST would prefer to employ a resident of the local area.

12 per hour if leading a group
10 per hour if assisting BOST staff.

How to apply

Please send your CV or a description of your relevant work experience to Hej: [email protected] or drop or post details into our office: Red Cross Garden, 50 Redcross Way, London SE1 1HA. Please also let us know when you would be available to work e.g. mornings, afternoons, weekends, etc. Hej will respond within 2 weeks. If you are shortlisted we will invite you to an informal meeting to discuss the post in further detail. The nature of our work means that we would need to ask for a CRB check, two references and proof of identity.

Please mention the London SE1 website when responding to this advert
This notice was posted on Tuesday 21 February 2012
We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up