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Story Garden Manager

Global Generation
The Story Garden, Ossulston Street, London NW1 1DF

Posted: 22/03/2021

Deadline: 15/04/2021

Compensation: £30,000 per annum

Paid Full-time Permanent


Job description

About us

Founded in 2004, Global Generation is an educational charity, which works together with local children and young people, businesses, residents and families in Camden, Islington and Southwark to create healthy, integrated and environmentally responsible communities.

We aim to create a welcoming, caring and learning culture in which we recognise and promote the diversity of people and nature, breaking down barriers to engagement to help build resilient communities and environments, working together towards a more inclusive, equitable and just world.

Our work connects people of all ages to nature in the middle of the city. We focus on the development of the whole person, providing support for children and young people to grow themselves, grow relationships and grow a new vision for the future. Our gardens provoke curiosity. They are sustainable and creative, giving individuals the opportunity to step beyond the familiar ‘business as usual’ world, encouraging them to join together with others to grow a new story in which the seemingly impossible is continuously in a process of becoming possible.

Job context and purpose

We are looking for a Garden Manager to manage the Story Garden - a 1.1 acre food growing garden located in the middle of King’s Cross. You will be responsible for the growing in the garden through workshops, training and engaging volunteers of all ages; you will support local residents with their greening projects in the local area; and you will continue to develop strong local partnerships with community groups, schools, youth groups, the Council and local businesses.

You will work closely with Global Generation’s Director in continuing to develop the Story Garden; with the Outreach Community Gardener to engage local residents; with Global Generation’s Garden team to plan and support each other to ensure the best organic growing practices are met; and with the Community Chef and Youth team to deliver joint sessions bringing together growing, making, cooking and eating together and building confidence and community. You will also work closely with Somers Town Big Local, who are part funding the role, to ensure that local people are involved in creating and benefiting from the garden.

For more information about the role and how to apply, please see the recruitment pack.

Application information

Please send your CV along with a completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to jobs@globalgeneration.org.uk

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About Global Generation

Founded in 2004, Global Generation is an educational charity, which works together with local children and young people, businesses, residents and families in Camden, Islington and Southwark to create healthy, integrated and environmentally responsible communities. We offer practical experiences and employment pathways to young people, often from disadvantaged backgrounds, and give them the social, emotional and practical skills to make a difference in the world. Ecology, education and enterprise are at the heart of everything we do, and we have developed a wide range of educational programmes, all of which reflect our core value of: I, We and the Planet.