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20 Bakers Row E15 3NF
Abbey Gardens is seeking to recruit a Garden Club Leader whose role will be to oversee the maintenance and development of the garden, largely through the delivery of 3 public sessions each week working with volunteer gardeners.
Applicants must be able to clearly demonstrate both horticultural and community engagement skills. The Garden Club Leader will be self-employed and contracted initially for one growing season, which may be extended, subject to funding.
The work will be carried out at Abbey Gardens, which is located on Bakers Row, in Stratford, E15 3NF. The Garden Club Leader will report to the Trustees of Abbey Gardens, liaise closely with the project coordinator (Vicki Lewis) and will be supported by volunteers.
Abbey Gardens Garden Club Leader’s main areas of responsibility include:
We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated person with a passion for getting people (of all ages and abilities) gardening and enjoying plants. They must also have an interest in and empathy with the innovative vision for the garden.
They must be available throughout the growing season at the agreed Club opening times (cover is available for up to 2 weeks absence by prior arrangement).
Garden Club Sessions May to end of October:
Saturdays 1.00pm – 6.00pm
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Hours: This is a Freelance temporary contract to work an average 6 hours per week with 5 hours contact time (at the listed Garden Club times) with flexible variation in terms of time needed for preparation. The post is paid at £15 per hour (inclusive of Value Added Tax if applicable) and any expenses originating in the normal duties of the post.
Contract: This is an initial contract, to start in July 2019 – end of October 2019 with possible extension, subject to funding. The successful candidate will need to supply two references.
Email your CV (Including two referees) plus a one A4 page letter stating your reasons for applying to email@example.com Please do not send any other materials with your application although you are welcome to include URLs in your letter / CV.
If you do not meet all the skills and experience listed in the personal specification, but still feel that you are the right person for this role, you are still encouraged to apply.
* NB The Post will involve mainly weekend and evening work. The successful candidate will be required to hold their own public liability insurance and to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check for the post.
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About Abbey Gardens
Friends of Abbey Gardens is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation which maintains Abbey Gardens as an innovative public community garden. Unlike the traditional allotment system, no one has their own patch and everyone gardens together at the regular gardening sessions led by the Garden Club Leader. FOAG teaches food growing and gardening skills, provides locally grown produce shared communally and promotes health and wellbeing.