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Horticulture trainer required 

@ Core Landscapes community plant nursery and garden

Horticultural trainer required to deliver a programme of weekly horticultural workshops at the Whitechapel nursery and garden E1. 

Classes are aimed at adults with lived experience of mental health issues.

Role Summary

This position is ideal for someone with equal passions for plants and people and a commitment to use horticulture to improve a quality of life. 

This position would suit someone wishing to further a career in social and therapeutic horticulture, adult teaching, or community horticulture. Further opportunities with Core Landscapes are possible pending funding. Self-employed fixed term contract.

When

September – November 2017

2.5hrs per week 

Thursdays 1.00pm – 3.30pm (session length - 2hrs)

For 8 weeks over a 9 week period

£50 per session / £20 per hour (to incl prep time)

Qualifications

Minimum of RHS level 2 in horticulture (essential)

Social and Therapeutic Horticulture diploma and/or 

2 yrs experience of working in the area of mental health 

Current DBS 

Background

Core Landscapes is an award winning meanwhile project transforming temporary sites to promote positive mental health for all. The project has recently located to a peaceful site in Whitechapel and is well equipped to offer a wider range of hands on horticultural opportunities to workshop participants. 

The horticultural trainer will have a support volunteer during workshop sessions and liaise with the Core Landscapes manager on the programme delivery.


Closing date - August 25th


Contact:

Core Landscapes manager - Nemone Mercer

nmercer@corearts.co.uk

07976 922 759

www.core-landscapes.co.uk


Core Landscapes is a Core Arts project

Positive mental health through creative learning

www.corearts.co.uk

Registered Charity no: 1043588

Company no: 2985939


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Job Title: Therapeutic Garden Co-ordinator (male)

Lothlorien Therapeutic Community (Rokpa Trust)

Full time non-residential post (37.5 hours per week)

Salary: £16,261 - £18,321 dependent on qualifications. Opportunity to undertake Diploma in Social and Horticultural Therapy whilst in post

Vacancy open until post is filled

Lothlorien is a Therapeutic Community for people with mental health difficulties situated in a quiet rural setting in South West Scotland. We are looking to recruit a full-time male Therapeutic Gardening Co-ordinator for a one year fixed-term contract. This is a dynamic and exciting opportunity to work within a Therapeutic Community environment. We are looking for a creative individual who can inspire our residents to connect with gardening as a route to recovery and well-being.

We are looking to recruit a full-time Male Therapeutic Gardening Co-ordinator for a one year fixed-term contract. (This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1.) 

 The garden plays a central part in helping people connect with a sense of meaning and purpose in their recovery at Lothlorien Community.The person appointed will be coming into an organic vegetable garden with scope for innovation. We provide a structured gardening programme pitched at an appropriate level for people in recovery from mental health problems. This can have a very positive effect on mental well-being by having a grounding and healing effect, as well as providing people with the opportunity to develop their self-esteem, confidence and skills when working towards recovery. The therapeutic and relational aspects of the work are far more important than being goal or achievement orientated. Working with residents to foster a sense of participation, belonging, inclusion, mutual respect, and working at a pace and level with which they are comfortable is key.


Job Title:  Relief Therapeutic Gardener (Sessional)

Lothlorien Therapeutic Community (Rokpa Trust)



Lothlorien is also looking to recruit two relief Therapeutic Gardeners. This is a dynamic and exciting opportunity to work within a Therapeutic Community environment. We are looking for creative individuals who can inspire our residents to connect with gardening as a route to recovery and well-being.

If you are interested in either of these positions, please visit the website today and download the full job descriptions. CLICK HERE