Horticulture Project and Enterprise Manager
About the jobHours: 35 hours per week, Monday - Friday
Salary: £30,346 pa + 3% pension
Annual leave: 25 days per year, increasing by 1 day per year until you reach 30
Location: Share Garden, Springfield Hospital, Glenburnie Road, London, SW17 7DJ
Reporting to: Head of Training, with regular input from Head of Finance and Operations
Closing date: Monday 25th February 2019 at 10am
Interview date: Monday 4th March 2019
At Share, we’re passionate about supporting disabled people to set their own goals for learning and life, and helping them to achieve their aspirations. The majority of our students are people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We also work with people with long term mental health needs or physical disabilities. We offer a range of training, employment, personal development, and leisure opportunities, and our horticulture programme, set within a beautiful walled garden in Tooting, has been a popular project for over 20 years. Our horticulture training is fully accredited, and leads to nationally recognised qualifications. We’re an Investor in People, and we hold the National Autistic Society’s Autism Accreditation quality mark.
As well as being a training project, we’re a social business, operating Share Nurseries, which sells plants and craft items and is set to grow over the next few years.
Growing Share Nurseries will provide real work opportunities and experience to our students, which may either help them move in to paid or voluntary work, or at the very least contribute towards them making progress on their Outcome Star through increasing their self esteem, confidence and sense of accomplishment. In order to do this, we need a first rate Manager who has significant experience in project and people management, preferably in horticulture. This could be through business or social enterprise. You may have managed a gardening business, a garden centre, or you may be a passionate gardener who has diverse business and management experience. You’ll need to be able to shape and drive the business, whilst being sensitive to the needs and abilities of the workforce i.e. our students with learning disabilities and autism who are working towards horticulture qualifications.
Who we are looking for
If you’re a mature and resilient self-starter who’s passionate about developing people’s potential, has a flare for business, loves everything to do with the world of gardening, is up for a challenge, and thrives on leading and developing a team, we want to hear from you.
How to apply:
Please complete our application form and equal opportunities form which can be downloaded from our website by clicking the apply button below. Please return both by Monday 25th February 2019 at 10am Interviews will take place on Monday 4th March 2019.
If you would like to have chat about the role or visit our garden in Tooting prior to applying, please contact Leanne Wood on 0207 801 9825.
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