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Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden Vacancies


Community Gardener

The Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden is a Permaculture Learning and Demonstration site and has become a vibrant community garden welcoming a diverse range of people from the local community as well as providing a therapeutic outdoor space for the African Caribbean clients at the Nubian Life Centre.

We are currently looking for a community garden gardener to help us move our community project into the next stage of its development. The permaculture community garden has been developed to create a community asset and to encourage a diverse range of local residents and visitors to participate in our gardening workshops, learn, share and enjoy gardening with the aim of bringing about personal growth and greener communities.

The post-holder will work as part of the Adopt a Garden Partnership with Fulham Good Neighbours; to further develop the Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden into a thriving hub of volunteer gardening and educational initiatives.

Aims and Objectives of the Role

  • To publicise and promote the community garden to residents, community groups and statutory organisations such as GP’s

  • To coordinate volunteer gardening sessions.

  • The delivery of a range of workshops, to encourage people to grow and eat fruit and vegetables

  • To assist with the implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems and project reporting

  • Ensuring information from the gardening clubs is recorded

  • Publicity: to update the organisation’s Facebook and Twitter accounts; promoting the activities and development of the community Garden via the website; sending out email updates about the gardening clubs

Person Specification:

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardener, who is able to work with a wide range of people from all backgrounds; with a recognised horticulture qualification and/or wide experience of organic, permaculture gardening and experience of working in community or therapeutic gardening. They will also have the ability to devise and deliver horticultural training.

Key competencies required for the role

  • Responsible for maintaining the permaculture garden

  • Helps to run the Gardening Clubs organising work in the garden for people who attend

  • Runs educational workshops to teach the local community about growing

  • Runs the Growing Together project to facilitate local people to grow at home

  • Runs gardening clubs with the clients at Nubian Life

  • Teaches the staff at Nubian Life about the garden and growing so they are able to organise more garden activities with the clients

  • Develops community outreach

  • Posts onto social media

Desirable requirements:

  • An appropriate qualification in gardening

  • Experience of working in a permaculture garden or has had permaculture training

  • Experience of working independently

  • Teaching experience/qualification

  • Knowledge of the local area

Key Characteristics required for this role

  • Honesty, reliability and commitment to older people 

  • An ability to lead and inspire volunteers

  • Even-tempered and patient       

  • Must be flexible and responsive                                     

The post is subject to:

  • Right to work in the UK check

  • Satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service

  • Two satisfactory references

  • This role is self-employed so you will need to supply a UTR number

7.5 hours per week (3 Saturdays + 1 afternoon + evening per month) @ £13 per hour

Applications need to be submitted by Wednesday 21st September. Click here to apply:

Interviews will be held on Thursday 29th September and you will be informed whether you will be invited to attend an interview on Friday 23rd September.

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