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Gardener Psychological Support Worker – Natural Growth Project

Freedom from Torture
111 Isledon Road N7 7JW

Posted: 14/05/2018

Deadline: 30/05/2018

Compensation: £11,600 p.a. (FTE £28,998 pro-rata)

Paid Part-time

Job description

Since 1985 Freedom from Torture has been the only UK human rights organization dedicated to treating and supporting torture survivors who seek refuge in the UK. We do this primarily through psychological therapies but also services which document torture forensically, practical legal and welfare support and creative groups. Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers – as well as thousands of passionate supporters and funders – thousands of torture survivors have been able to rebuild their lives in incredibly difficult circumstances.

The purpose of the role is to develop the National Growth Project horticultural work in line with organic and ecological standards and to shape this work around the main principles of horticultural therapy. The main activities of the role are to have horticultural oversight of the Isledon Road NGP garden and to assist and support the Project and the project workers  

The ideal candidate for the role will have the following qualification and skills: • Qualification in horticulture e.g. Diploma in Horticulture • Understanding of gardening as a healing process • Sound experience of organic gardening  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults in a therapeutic setting • Experience of supporting others in learning about and carrying out gardening activities

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Saba Stefanos, Manager Adult Team on 02076977827.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification and how to apply, please visit https://www.freedomfromtorture.org/working-for-us/vacancies

Freedom from Torture is striving to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. No agencies please.

Contract: Permanent Part- Time: 14 hrs/week (preferably Wednesdays and Thursdays) Salary: £11,600 p.a. (FTE £28,998 pro-rata) plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance

Application information

To view the Job Description and Person Specification and how to apply, please visit https://www.freedomfromtorture.org/working-for-us/vacancies

Closing date: 30th May at midnight

Expected date of interviews: TBC

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About Freedom from Torture

Since 1985 Freedom from Torture has been the only UK human rights organization dedicated to treating and supporting torture survivors who seek refuge in the UK. We do this primarily through psychological therapies but also services which document torture forensically, practical legal and welfare support and creative groups.