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Community Gardener and Gardening Volunteer Leader

Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Gardens in SE1 area of Central London. Bankside, Borough and Waterloo.

Posted: 26/02/2019

Deadline: 12/04/2019

Compensation: £12.58 per hour


Job description

Job Description: Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST) is a charity that creates and improves local green spaces through community involvement. BOST are looking for sessional workers to run our gardening groups on various days and carry out general garden maintenance of our high profile Parks and Gardens.


  • Leading a gardening volunteer group: Weekly Tuesday 9:30am-1:30pm.
  • Gardening : 6 hours per month on a weekday.
  • Ad hoc hours when needed for cover of gardening groups or general garden maintenance work.

Location: Local parks and open spaces in SE1 around Waterloo, Bankside and Borough

Pay: £12.58 per hour.

Skills Needed: Good knowledge and experience of gardening and confident in leading a group. Enthusiastic, good people skills and passionate about gardening. Diversity training, experience working with people with mental health needs, learning disabilities etc is desirable but not essential. Health and Safety training would also be desirable. Further training in Health and Safety, first aid and group leadership will be provided if required.

Application information

Please send your CV and a short paragraph of your relevant work experience to with subject Sessional Work or post to: Red Cross Garden, 50 Redcross Way, London SE1 1HA. Tel: 020 7403 3393 with any questions about the role.

Outline when you are available to work e.g. mornings, afternoons, weekends, etc. If you are shortlisted we will invite you to an informal meeting to discuss the post in further detail. The nature of our work means that we may need to ask for a DBS check, two references and proof of identity. BOST can carry out the DBS check if you do not have one. You will receive a response within 3 weeks of application.

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About Bankside Open Spaces Trust

Bankside Open Spaces Trust is an award-winning charity based in central London bringing people together to create high-quality green, open spaces and a vibrant healthy community. This is achieved through our gardening volunteer programme, providing training and educational opportunities, leading community steering groups, creating events and celebrations, as well as supporting groups to develop open spaces of their own.