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Weekend Garden & Plan Centre Supervisor

Walworth Garden
206 Manor Place SE173BN

Posted: 12 May 2023

Deadline: 25 Jun 2023

Compensation: £12.00 per hour

Paid Part-time


Job description

Weekend Garden & Plant Centre Supervisor

Hours: Weekends and bank holidays; dependent on season, daylight hours and events calendar Wage: £12.00 per hour, with a guaranteed minimum of 42 hours per month.

This is a part-time role reporting to the Plant Centre Manager.

About Us

Walworth Garden is a charity dedicated to knowledge and nurture. We aim to improve lives by providing excellent learning and horticultural therapy in a garden that is open to all. 

Walworth Garden is a registered charity and Company limited by guarantee. The Charity is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees. Our main charitable work includes horticultural training for people not in work or education and horticultural therapy for vulnerable and disabled adults. We provide services that individuals or other organisations pay for in order to generate surplus income to support our charitable work. 

Walworth Garden works with some of the most vulnerable in society and safeguarding is of paramount importance. All staff will undergo a DBS check. 

You’ll be joining a growing, passionate team, and enjoy a range of perks including:

  • 28 days of annual leave per year, plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • An active employee support programme
  • Employee discounts and access to our short courses
  • Daily plant-based lunches made for and by staff and volunteers
  • Bike 2 Work scheme
  • The most beautiful ‘office’ in South London, with the company of an array of wildlife, including a Garden cat.

We particularly welcome applications from those identifying with groups currently under-represented within horticulture.

Individual Responsibilities:

  • Work the hours requested (dependent on season, daylight hours and workshops) at weekends and bank holidays, and sometimes weekdays, and ensure all operations in the Plant Centre run smoothly. 
  • Oversee the sale of goods from the Garden and prepare online orders 
  • Give knowledgeable advice to visitors about plants in the Garden and for sale 
  • Represent Walworth Garden with professionalism and promote the work of the Charity and the Company 
  • Be our friendly, recognisable and helpful face at our busiest times of the week 
  • Oversee the administration of various workshops run at the Garden, ensuring attendees are welcomed, signed in and catered for
  • Liaise with the Plant Centre Manager and the Head Gardener to instruct, empower and monitor the work of volunteers to ensure they are contributing positively 
  • Ensure the safety and security of our property, volunteers and visitors 
  • Maintain, with guidance, our community garden, building and plant centre 
  • Help unpack and price deliveries of plants as and when they arrive 
  • Propagate plants for the community garden and plant centre with guidance 
  • Complete any other reasonable task as requested by the CEO and managers 
  • Ensure the facility is left in an appropriate state at the end of each day 
  • Work with any work experience placements and give them the best possible outcomes 
  • Ensure our resident cat is put safely to bed at the end of each day

Application information

Please see the full job description, person specification, and full details on how to apply on our website at:

This is a rolling recruitment process and this posting will be closed once a suitable candidate has been identified.

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About Walworth Garden

Walworth Garden is a charity dedicated to knowledge and nurture. Open to everyone, our award-winning gardens provide an oasis in the heart of Southwark, where people come to relax, learn and grow.Through gardening education, training and therapy, we also provide opportunities and support for members of the local community, including vulnerable and disabled adults, those who’ve suffered traumatic experiences, and unemployed people looking to improve their professional skills and qualifications.