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Hammersmith Community Gardens Association
1 Melina Road W12 9HY
Compensation: £15-20 per hour depending on experience
Paid Part-time Flexible hours
Hammersmith Community Gardens Association is a small, award-wining environmental charity working across multiple sites in west London. We are looking for a sessional worker to work part-time on a number of new projects as well as one-off events. We work across multiple sites and the position requires someone who is self-motivated and able to manage their time well with little supervision. We are looking for an individual with experience of working in primary schools with a knowledge of gardening and UK wildlife. www.hcga.org.uk
To plan and deliver gardening sessions in schools in consultation with the head teacher or link member of school staff
To plan and deliver activities for family play schemes in consultation with the manager and other staff
To undertake other outreach projects with community groups in the form of one off workshops and other projects and to represent HCGA at external events
To assist with or deliver HCGA workdays and events held at the community gardens
To assist in the delivery of corporate volunteering days.
To proactively encourage participation in the community gardens and glass house projects
To supervise the work of any volunteers on site, including those with disabilities or mental or physical health problems, taking account of health and safety issue on site. To provide participants with tasks suitable for their skills and abilities.
Promote environmentally friendly gardening and lifestyle practices
To promote the wider aims of the Association and contribute to its long term development
To be available for occasional evening and weekend working
To work in co-operation with the manager, other staff and the committee
To undertake monitoring and administrative tasks necessary for the smooth running of the organisation including quarterly reports
Skills / Abilities
Excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to working as part of a small team
Good knowledge of gardening practice using environmentally friendly methods
Experience of working in a community/ school setting and the ability to work supportively with a wide range of people and groups including vulnerable people with a range of low level mental health and / or physical health needs
Self motivated and able to work under own initiative / be reliable
Ability to get on with members of the general public
An ability to drive would be an advantage
Sound organisational and administrative ability, knowledge of Google Drive and Docs is desirable.
The post will be subject to a DBS check.
Please see attached job description and person specification. Any questions please contact Katie on 07890514050. Please email a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately we are not able to respond to unsuccessful candidates but will keep CVs on file for future positions.
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About Hammersmith Community Gardens Association
Hammersmith Community Gardens Association is a local environmental charity. HCGA has a range of projects which include conservation training schemes, volunteer gardening sessions, health and wellbeing projects, environmental playschemes and environmental education in local schools. We assist local groups in the design, plan and management of their green spaces. We promote environmental sustainability within the borough and manage our sites to maximise biodiversity and encourage wildlife.