Vacancies at Thrive

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

Job Title: Administration Officer

Salary: £20,000 p.a.

Full time: 35 hours p.w.

Location: Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ

Based at Thrive’s London Centre in Battersea Park, reporting to the Regional Centre Coordinator, this post is part of the local administration team with specific responsibility for the financial, delivery and general administration of the regional centre. Supporting the office team to facilitate the delivery of Thrive programmes and meeting the needs of clients and funders. Working to achieve Thrive’s aims and objectives, to maximise the scope and breadth of services which improve lives.

You will be a friendly and efficient administrator, with a proactive and organised approach. Experience in working with people living with disability or vulnerability or of understanding 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 recruitment@thrive.org.uk or via the post to Thrive, Geoffrey Udall Centre, Beech Hill, Reading, RG7 2AT.

If you require further information, please contact Clare.farthing@thrive.org.uk in the first instance

Closing date for applications  09.00 Tuesday 2 January 2018

Interviews: To be held at Thrive, Battersea Park  on Tuesday 9 January 2018

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Job Title:  Learning & Technology Officer

Salary:  up to £27,500 per annum

Full Time: 35 hours a week

Location:  Beech Hill, near Reading

Using gardening to change lives!

Established in 1978, Thrive is the leading charity in the UK using gardening to change the lives of disabled people and providing training and consultancy to the Nature, Health & Wellbeing sector.

Social and therapeutic horticulture is the process of using plants and gardens to improve physical and mental health, as well as communication and thinking skills. It also uses the garden as a safe and secure place to develop someone's ability to mix socially, make friends and learn practical skills that will help them to be more independent.  Thrive’s horticultural therapists help people of all ages and disabilities to improve their physical and mental health, social skills and wellbeing.

As a member of the Training,Education and Consultancy team, the Learning & Technology Officer will play a key role in developing and delivering training in Social & Therapeutic Horticulture and related subjects using learning technology and online platforms.

The successful candidate will have a confident and professional manner, experience of delivering training and education, and have good practical experience of using technology and multimedia to develop learning content.

This is a vital role within an expanding part of Thrive’s activities, where energy, initiative, organisation and flexibility will be rewarded with opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills in a field which is gaining increasing recognition amongst health and social care policy-makers. Crucially within the role you will utilise technology and innovative approaches to using web based learning platforms to support a growing community of practitioners.

Here is the full Job Description and Person Specification.

For further information about the role, please contact Damien Newman, Training, Education & Consultancy Manager, on 0118 988 5688 or damien.newman@thrive.org.uk 

Applications: Please send your CV and a supporting statement explaining how you meet the person specification and what you will bring to Thrive, to recruitment@thrive.org.uk

Closing date: 10am Monday 8th January 2018

Interviews: To be held at Thrive’s Head Office, Beech Hill, Reading, RG7 2AT on Thursday 18th January 2018

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Job Title: Training & Education Officer

Salary: up to £25,000 per annum

Full Time: 35 hours per week

Location: Beech Hill, near Reading

Using gardening to change lives!

Established in 1978, Thrive is the leading charity in the UK using gardening to change the lives of disabled people and providing training and consultancy to the Nature, Health & Wellbeing sector.

Social and therapeutic horticulture is the process of using plants and gardens to improve physical and mental health, as well as communication and thinking skills. It also uses the garden as a safe and secure place to develop someone's ability to mix socially, make friends and learn practical skills that will help them to be more independent.  Thrive’s horticultural therapists help people of all ages and disabilities to improve their physical and mental health, social skills and wellbeing.

As a member of the Training, Education and Consultancy team, the Training & Education Officer will play a key role in developing and delivering training in Social & Therapeutic Horticulture and related subjects across classroom, outdoor and web environments.

The successful candidate will have a confident and professional manner, experience of delivering training, have a qualification in or good practical experience of horticulture, and knowledge/experience of working with people with a disability.

This is a vital role within an expanding part of Thrive’s activities, where energy, initiative, organisation and flexibility will be rewarded with opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills in a field which is gaining increasing recognition amongst health and social care policy-makers.

Here is the full Job Description and Person Specification.

For further information about the role,please contact Damien Newman, Training, Education & Consultancy Manager, on 0118 988 5688 or damien.newman@thrive.org.uk 

Applications: Please send your CV and a supporting statement explaining how you meet the person specification and what you will bring to Thrive, to recruitment@thrive.org.uk

Closing date: 10am Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Interviews: To be held at Thrive’s Head Office, Beech Hill, Reading, RG7 2AT on Monday 15th January 2018