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Community Gardener

£20,661 - £22,658

Lancashire, United Kingdom

Community Gardener

Either 30hrs per week [4 days] or Full Time

£20,661 to £22,658 pro rata

[Subject to experience / qualifications]

Pennine Lancashire Community Farm is a small registered charity that uses outdoor spaces to bring people together. It operates across a range of garden, farm and forestry sites in Burnley and Pendle, focusing on highly deprived areas. It is operated by a small team of paid staff supported by a dedicated voluntary Board of Trustees (currently 16 members) and approximately 72 regular volunteers.

The post is all about enabling current and new volunteers undertaking:

  • The physical creation and maintenance of our various garden, farm and forestry sites.

  • Supporting networks of green volunteers and green activities across agreed geographical areas.

  • Working in schools to engage and deliver a range outdoor based activities including horticulture, forest crafts etc.

We are looking for someone with three diverse skills sets:

  • Horticulture / Landscaping skills including produce production, basic construction and ground maintenance.

  • Community engagement skills and knowledge.

  • Ability to enthuse and enable a diverse range of individuals including children, young people and adults.

Essential skills / knowledge

  • Experience / knowledge of horticulture, in particular successfully growing different fresh fruit and vegetables.

  • Experience / knowledge of undertaking landscaping tasks, including ground work and construction elements.

  • Excellent communication skills, including working with diverse groups.

  • Experience of working with a diverse range of children, young people and adults, including those with disabilities, mental health difficulties, recovering from substance misuse and BAME community members.

Essential attributes

  • A diverse background in horticulture and / or outdoor crafts.

  • Good organisational skills, including managing multiple tasks at once.

  • Ability to take a flexible approach.

  • Creative, dynamic and highly motivated.

  • Experience of preparing and editing in all media formats.

Desirable skills / knowledge

  • Experience of successfully managing volunteers, including moving them forward towards employment.

  • Experience of working with children, young people.

  • Experience of developing appropriate policy and procedures in terms of health and safety, etc.

  • Experience of managing customer relationships, including with public organisations.

  • Computer skills / knowledge of setting up and maintaining basic business accounts.

Qualifications – one or more of the following qualifications will be required:

  • Horticultural qualifications (level 2 or above).

  • Level 3 or 4 certificate of teaching

  • Social Work / Occupational Therapy or Care Work qualification.

  • Horticultural therapeutic qualification

  • Forest School Training.

  • Driving licence – MIDAS training desirable / van driving experience

Application by CV (maximum two pages of A4) and one side of A4 demonstrating skills and experience set against this job description.



Pennine Lancashire Community Farm
SectorAdvisor & Consultancy
Job TypePerm
RecruiterThird Party Employer
Job ID49148

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