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Mel and Eileen
Thrive’s dedicated staff are our greatest asset in working towards our vision of bringing positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.

Established in 1979, Thrive is a national charity using Social & Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) to make a positive impact in people’s lives. Our gardens and offices are located in London, Reading and Birmingham.

The best way to join Thrive is to apply for a specific job that matches your skills and experience. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the requirements for a particular position and will always contact you to advise you of the result of your application.

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As users of the disability confident scheme, Thrive guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Working as a key part of the team at Thrive Birmingham, the Client Coordinator will provide administrative and referral functions at the centre. The successful candidate will have administrative and organisational skills and up to date IT knowledge. We’re looking for a relational operator who can manage onboarding of our Client Gardeners and the recruitment and coordination of our volunteers.

Appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check. Thrive complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from working for Thrive.

Location: Thrive Birmingham The role may involve travel to other Thrive Centres and elsewhere to support delivery of Thrive’s Client Services

Reports to: Client Services Manager

Key relationship: Client & Garden Manager

Direct reports: None

Hours: 14 hours / week

Contract: Permanent

For more information, please download the Information Pack.

To apply, please email recruitment@thrive.org.uk with your CV and a covering letter.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Thursday 15th October 2021.

To raise funds to further the charitable work of Thrive. The Fundraising Officer will support and deliver strategic and operational plans to establish and grow unrestricted/core income for the charity. You will be working towards financial targets and will be working closely with the wider fundraising team to ensure that targets are met and that key relationships are developed.

Specifically, this will include:

  • Committed Donors incl Newsletters
  • Individual Giving
  • Digital Campaigns
  • Thrive events - in a lead or support role as required

Salary: £28,000-30,000

Hours: 35hrs FTE or PT

Contract: Permanent

Reports to: Fundraising Manager

Direct reports: None

Location: Thrive Reading, some home-based working possible; travel to other Thrive centres (Birmingham & London) expected

Application process

Download the Information Pack for full Job Description and Person Specification.

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

Equal opportunities form

We would be grateful if you could please complete and return our equal opportunities monitoring form. This form is for monitoring purposes only and should be emailed separately to your application. Please send monitoring forms to recruitment@thrive.org.uk.

Are you a passionate gardener? Could you help people living with a disability or long-term health condition to realise the benefits of gardening?

Thrive is a national charity specialising in horticultural therapy, using gardening to change the lives of disabled people. We’re looking for casual workers to support our front-line delivery in Birmingham.

Delivering gardening programmes at our regional centre in Birmingham based in Kings Heath Park, the successful candidate will need to be an experienced gardener. You will work as part of a team to deliver vocational training and gardening programmes for people living with a variety of disabilities. You will work closely with our Client Gardeners helping them to achieve their goals. You will support the effective planning and delivery of Thrive’s programmes to secure successful project outcomes.

Appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For more information, please download the Information Pack.

Application process

To apply, please email recruitment@thrive.org.uk with your CV and a covering letter.

Closing date: 24th September 2021

Place of work: Kings Heath Park, Birmingham (May involve travel to other locations within Birmingham)

Reports to: Garden & Client Manager

Salary: £11.17 per hour

Contract: Casual worker

Equal opportunities form

We would be grateful if you could please complete and return our equal opportunities monitoring form. This form is for monitoring purposes only and should be emailed separately to your application. Please send monitoring forms to recruitment@thrive.org.uk

Are you a passionate gardener? Could you help people living with a disability or long-term health condition to realise the benefits of gardening?

Thrive is a national charity specialising in horticultural therapy, using gardening to change the lives of disabled people. We’re looking for casual workers to support our front-line delivery in London.

Delivering gardening programmes at our regional centre in London based in Battersea Park, the successful candidate will need to be an experienced gardener. You will work as part of a team to deliver vocational training and gardening programmes for people living with a variety of disabilities. You will work closely with our Client Gardeners helping them to achieve their goals. You will support the effective planning and delivery of Thrive’s programmes to secure successful project outcomes.

Appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For more information, please download the Information Pack.

Application process

To apply, please email recruitment@thrive.org.uk with your CV and a covering letter.

Closing date: 24th September 2021

Place of work: Battersea Park, London (May involve travel to other locations within London)

Reports to: Garden & Client Manager

Salary: £11.17 per hour

Contract: Casual worker

Equal opportunities form

We would be grateful if you could please complete and return our equal opportunities monitoring form. This form is for monitoring purposes only and should be emailed separately to your application. Please send monitoring forms to recruitment@thrive.org.uk

Do you want Thrive to advertise a job involving social and therapeutic horticulture? On average, our jobs page receives just over 1270 views per month*. 

We can help with advertising a job for you; this includes the advert with a logo and, if you wish, a photo, a link to your website and job description/specification. We will also promote the post through our social media channels - Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.  Please provide the exact wording as we do not provide a copy writing service.

To advertise a job with us costs £35 per week or £90 for 3 weeks or longer. This includes the advert with a logo and, if you wish, a photo, a link to your website and job description/specification. We will also promote the post through our social media channels - Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

For more information or to place an advert contact us on 0118 988 5688 or email us

*Per month average for year 01/04/17 - 31/03/18

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