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Community Development Worker - Horticulture Part time 22.5 hours - 3 days a week
Solent Mind

Job Description

Do you want to work for an established and respected local Mental Health Charity?

Solent Mind provides mental health support to communities across Southampton, Portsmouth and Hampshire.

Mayfield Nurseries is a subsidiary social enterprise of Solent Mind.  We are a plant nursery and a mental health charity and strongly believe that gardening and the outdoor environment has a significant positive impact on our health and wellbeing

We are currently recruiting for a

Community Development Worker- Horticulture – 22.5 Hours – 3 days a week - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Fixed Term Contract to September 2021

Working in partnership with Southampton City Council, the purpose of this role is to encourage residents living on estates in Southampton to engage in gardening to bring about positive change to the places in which they live, building healthier and happier communities.  This role will combine community development with horticulture to make a lasting difference to people living in Southampton.

Working three days a week covering three different social housing sites in Southampton you will be responsible for:

  • Engaging residents in gardening activities to improve their local environment.
  • Developing planting schemes to add interest and vibrancy to the local areas
  •  Improving, and maintaining planted areas including weeding, plant maintenance and planting.
  • To assist with the development, growing and participatory involvement at the community greenhouse in Millbrook.
  • Partnership working with other organisations and community groups to make a lasting impact to these areas
  • The effective development, monitoring and evaluation of activities within this project.

As a ‘people person’ you will be able to share your enthusiasm and expertise in horticulture to inspire others to become actively involved in improving their residential environments.  This project is for three years, with a potential for extension.

For more information on this role please see the job vacancy page on the Solent Mind website.

Closing date for completed applications is Before 9.00am Friday 23 February 2018

Interviews are scheduled for week commencing Monday 5 March 2018

Please note, we do not accept CVs & we do not accept applications from recruitment agencies

Solent Mind welcomes applications from all the communities in which we work.

Appointments are made on merit.

Charity registered number 1081116

Registered with Limited Liability in England and Wales No:  4004500

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