Current vacancies at Thrive

Thrive is a national charity specialising in horticultural therapy, using gardening to change lives. We have bases in Reading, London, Birmingham and Gateshead.  An exciting new opportunity at our London centre in Battersea Park is available.


Garden and Client Manager (Senior Horticultural Therapist grade)

Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ

Salary £30,000 p.a.

Full time, 35 hours p.w.


Based at Thrive’s London Centre in Battersea Park, and reporting to the Regional Centre Manager, this is a unique management role providing leadership to the service delivery team, managing horticultural planning, and leading on all aspects of client management.


You will be an experienced people manager, have significant horticultural experience derived from managing large gardens or grounds, and have an ability to inspire your team to achieve excellent service standards. Experience in working with people living with disability or vulnerability or of delivering Social and Therapeutic Horticulture will be an advantage, but a positive attitude towards, and passion for, enabling people to reach their potential is essential.


Appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service check, proof of right to work in the UK and provision of 2 acceptable references.

Please see the JOB DESCRIPTION for further information.

To apply, please send your CV along with a supporting statement no more than 2 sides of A4, explaining how you meet the person specification to or via the post to Thrive, Geoffrey Udall Centre, Beech Hill, Reading, RG7 2AT.

If you require further information, please contact in the first instance.


Closing date for applications 9.00 a.m. Monday 17th July 2017

Interview dates: 1 – 3 August tbc


Thrive is an equal opportunities employer

Charity No.277570                      Company No:1415700