Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Community Gardener Job

Community Gardener
Deen City Farm, Growing Gardens Community Project

We have secured funding from the Big Lottery Fund Local Food Scheme to further develop our Growing Gardens Community Project, at Deen City Farm, South London.  The Growing Gardens Project aims to provide a hub for the local Community giving opportunities to people from all sections in the community to engage in food growing.

We are looking to recruit a Community Gardener to assist the Garden Project Manager in delivering the Growing Gardens Community Project with emphasis on delivering the specific outcomes within our Local Food Funding.  This will include creating a new allotment area, supporting volunteers, helping to co-ordinate workshops and our green fingers educational tours, community events and general garden maintenance.

The ideal person will be creative, enthusiastic and committed with a passion for horticulture the environment. You will ideally have Practical knowledge of gardening with special reference to organic principles and food growing. An understanding of how community-based organisations work and previous experience of working for, or participating in a community based organisation. We are looking for someone who is able to supervise, co-ordinate and work with a wide range of people of all backgrounds including disadvantaged groups/ individuals and/or children.

Part-time at 24 hours across three days per week, including some weekend working.  Fixed term 2 year contract. Salary £13,700-£15,800 pro rata per year dependent on experience.

For more details and a full job description and person specification please visit our website 

For further information or an informal discussion about the post please contact Louisa Loakes on 020 8545 2178 or e-mail

To apply for this post please download the application form via our website and send it along with a covering letter and a copy of your C.V. to Louisa Loakes, Deen City Farm 39 Windsor Avenue, Merton Abbey London. SW19 2RR

The closing date for this post is 11th May 2012 at 5pm

With regret, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Please note that the successful applicant will be asked to undertake a CRB check. Deen City Farm is an equal opportunities employer and registered charity, No. 1008028.

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