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Maintenance Garden Lead

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

Posted: 29/04/2021

Deadline: 19/05/2021

Compensation: £25-26,000 per annum, pro rata

Paid Part-time Permanent

Job description

We are looking for a highly competent maintenance gardener with considerable experience of amenity horticulture who will oversee our commercial garden projects and help us expand and develop this facet of our work. You will also use your experience and practical knowledge to work with and mentor trainees on work experience as they carry out the regular maintenance rounds with you and assist with other tasks, maintaining all our projects to a high standard. Working with our wider team and trainees, you will also be responsible for scoping out, designing and implementing new projects.

Global Generation aims 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, and work together towards creating a more inclusive, equitable and just world.   Our work connects people of all ages to nature in the middle of the city.  Focusing on the development of the whole person, we provide support for children and young people to grow themselves, grow relationships and grow a new vision for the future.  We are now based in the Story Garden next to the British Library and have a satellite garden in Southwark.   

As part of our expanding Garden Services, we also design, create and maintain interior and exterior gardens with local restaurants and businesses in King’s Cross, Regents Place and Euston, as well as with schools and community groups.‚ÄčThis commercial aspect of our work is important, bringing unrestricted income to the organisation, and also helps us build relationships with the local business community to open 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.

For more information on the role and how to apply, please visit our website.

Application information

Please send a completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form (download these from our website) along with your CV to

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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.