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Plant Centre Manager

Walworth Garden
206 Manor Place SE173BN

Posted: 1 Jun 2021

Deadline: 23 Jun 2021

Compensation: £25,000 - £27,000 per year (pro rata)

Paid Part-time Fixed term / contract


Job description

Walworth Garden is a charity dedicated to knowledge and nurture. Our mission is to improve lives by providing excellent learning and horticultural therapy through a garden that is open to all. We pride ourselves in putting nature first in all we do.

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 and horticultural therapy for those in need. 

We also provide services that individuals or other organisations pay for in order to generate surplus income to support our charitable work.

The Role

Now is an exciting time to join Walworth Garden as we expand on opportunities to extend our reach and grow bigger than we ever have before! The Plant Centre is often the first thing people notice about Walworth Garden when they walk past our site, and we take great pride in the vast offerings of organic plants available for sale to the public. 

This brand new role will oversee all aspects of the Plant Centre, providing business support and insight to maximise revenue as well as horticulture knowledge and expertise to care for our plants whilst adhering to the Garden’s ethos. The Plant Centre Manager will be responsible for all elements of our Plant Centre, including managing a team of Supervisors and volunteers to help the Centre function at its best seven days a week and in all seasons.

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

Application information

Please see our webpage for full job description and person specification, and details on how to apply.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to respond to candidates who are successfully shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you were unsuccessful on this occasion.

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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.