Community Gardener

Location: Clissold Community Garden, N16 9EX

Hours: 6 hours per week

Contract: Freelance
Rate of Pay:
£15 per hour
 
We’re looking for a creative, enthusiastic and committed individual with a passion for horticulture and the environment. You will have practical knowledge of gardening and organic food growing. Ideally you will have an understanding of how charitable organisations work and previous experience of working for, or participating in a community based organisation or charity. We are looking for someone who is able to supervise, co-ordinate and work with a wide range of people from all backgrounds including disadvantaged groups and vulnerable adults.
 
Aims of the Post
– To coordinate gardening sessions for PBHA tenants and volunteers in a supportive and inclusive environment
– To carry out day to day gardening tasks, ensuring that Clissold Community Garden is well-maintained
– To ensure the highest standards of health and safety and safeguarding
 
If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!
For more information or to apply, please email your CV and a brief covering letter to jennifer.ellis@peterbedford.org.uk or call 020 3815 4068. Please note this is a temporary role from December 2017 – February 2018 initially.
 
About Us
PBHA is a housing association with charitable aims that creates positive change in people’s lives. As well as homes and support, we empower people to learn, access work and discover their creative talents. Based mainly in Hackney and Islington, we work with people who are homeless, have mental ill health, learning difficulties and multiple needs. Our work enables people to move on and lead independent lives.
 
Clissold Community Garden is tended and cultivated by dedicated members of our weekly gardening group. Fruit, vegetables and herbs from the garden are served in PBHA’s canteens and at the Coffee Shop, our social enterprise cafe on Kingsland Road. Produce is grown using organic methods, encouraging biodiversity and wildlife to flourish.