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Sessional Gardener

Forest Farm Peace Garden
Forest Farm Peace Garden, end of Hazelbrouck Garden, Hainault IG6 2XL

Posted: 8 Jun 2021

Deadline: 30 Jun 2021

Compensation: £11.75 per hour

Paid Flexible hours

Job description

The role of the sessional gardener is to support other staff in running ecotherapy garden sessions and community days at FFPG. You will help to supervise activities and volunteers in a way that creates a welcoming, safe and therapeutic space for all, particularly those with mental health support needs.


  • Supervising activities in the garden – being friendly and supportive, making sure that volunteers have enough direction and guidance with tasks and are enjoying their volunteering.
  • Helping staff members with set up and clearing up of the activities.
  • Helping to plan gardening tasks in consultation with staff and volunteers.
  • Feeding back suggestions, concerns and problems to other staff.
  • Understanding our Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities policies, and setting a good example for other volunteers.
  • Maintaining professional boundaries when working alongside adults at risk and other volunteers.

Application information

Please read the role description on the website and send your up-to-date CV with a covering letter, maximum 1-side of A4, outlining your experience and skills that are relevant to the role. Please also download and complete an Application Form and Equal Opportunities monitoring form.

Please email all four documents as .doc or .pdf files to:

If you have any questions about the role or application process please contact, Kate on: 07525 131996

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About Forest Farm Peace Garden

We provide an ecotherapy programme for adults with mental health support needs at our 2-acre allotment site in Hainault, East London, focusing on growing organic vegetables, fruit and herbs as well as wildlife activities and education workshops.