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Commissions Gardener

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

Posted: 22/03/2021

Deadline: 14/04/2021

Compensation: £25,000 per annum

Paid Part-time


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 have an established network of urban gardens in Camden and a satellite garden in Southwark. We are now based in the Story Garden next to the British Library.

In addition to the Story Garden, we also design, create and maintain interior and exterior gardens with local schools and community groups as well as local restaurants and businesses in King’s Cross and at Regents Place in Euston. This commercial aspect of our work is important, bringing unrestricted income to the organisation, but also helping us build relationships with the business community, opening up further opportunities for collaborative work and the chance for young people and the local community to get involved, learn new skills and potentially find paid work.

We are looking for an experienced and competent maintenance gardener with a passion for gardening with nature, who will oversee our growing portfolio of commercial gardens. This includes maintaining ornamental planters outside cafes and restaurants as well as other planting in the public realm.

We are currently setting up an entry level horticulture course for young people and local residents, and the role will include using your experience and practical knowledge of amenity horticulture to work with and mentor trainees on work experience as they carry out the maintenance rounds with you.

Working with our wider team and trainees, you will also be responsible for scoping out, designing and implementing new projects.

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.