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Thrive’s dedicated staff are our greatest asset in working towards our vision of changing people's lives - find out if there's an opportunity for you to join the team

Established in 1979, Thrive is a national charity using Social & Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) to make a positive impact for people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. Our gardens and centres 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.

We’re looking for an experienced all-round Fundraising Manager who can lead a new team of passionate and committed fundraisers to generate income from a varied portfolio of activities for Thrive.

A natural relationship builder, you will work across all areas of fundraising including digital fundraising, with a specific focus for this role on legacies, corporate partners and major donors. The money you raise will enable us to improve the lives of people living with disability and long-term health conditions.

If you are a confident manager and have experience of working with vulnerable people, we can offer you a new and rewarding challenge.

Want to get a real feel for what our teams do? Take a look at Cynthia’s story.

Salary: £35,000-£37,000 per annum

Contract: Permanent, full-time

Hours: 28-35 hours per week

Reports to: Head of Marketing & Engagement

Direct reports: 2 Fundraising Officers, Trusts and Grants Fundraiser, Fundraising Executive

Location: Thrive’s National Headquarters at Beech Hill, near Reading (some travel to other Thrive centres and elsewhere will be necessary)

Application process

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the person specification in the Information Pack, to recruitment@thrive.org.uk by 9am Monday 31st January 2022.

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.

We are looking for a creative, dynamic and enthusiastic member of the Communications Team who can support us in the development and delivery of Thrive’s communication and PR plans and boost our awareness and engagement through a variety of channels.

Your role in creating content for both online and offline channels and driving our media and PR activity will be key in meeting our objectives of promoting the use of gardening and horticulture to improve health and wellbeing, and to further the development and delivery of therapeutic gardening and horticulture interventions.

Want to get a real feel for how we help people? Take a look at Cynthia’s story.

Salary: £27,000 FTE

Contract: Initial 6-month contract (potential extension by mutual consent)

Hours: 28-35 hours per week

Reports to: Digital Communications & Marketing Manager

Place or base of work: Hybrid working - from home and at Thrive’s National Office at Beech Hill, near Reading (occasional travel to other Thrive centres and elsewhere will also be necessary)

Application Process

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the person specification in the Information Pack, to recruitment@thrive.org.uk by 9am Wednesday 2nd February 2022.

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 organised and people orientated? We have an exciting opportunity at our London Regional Centre. We’re looking for a Client Services Coordinator who will provide office and operational support to our delivery team.

Working as a key part of the team at Thrive London, the Client Services 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 co-ordination of our volunteers.

Salary: £23,500 pro rata p.a. (£14,100)

Hours: 21 hours / week

Contract: Permanent

Location: Thrive London at Battersea Park. The role may involve occasional travel to other Thrive Centres and elsewhere to support delivery.

Application process

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the person specification in the Information Pack, to recruitment@thrive.org.uk by 9am on Monday 7th February 2022.

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.

We are looking for a permanent minibus driver to support our client gardeners by transporting them to and from our Reading centre in Beech Hill.

As one of our minibus drivers, you'll experience the joy of being the first to greet our client gardeners at the start of the day, as well as getting to hear stories from their day on the way home!

Pay: £10.50 per hour

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Thrive, Reading regional centre, Beech Hill, Reading, RG7 2AT

Working hours: Up to 20.5 hours per week

Mornings: Tuesday - Friday (8.15 am -10.15am)

Afternoons: Tuesday to Friday (2.45pm - 5.00pm)

For more information, please download the Information Pack. To apply, please email recruitment@thrive.org.uk with your CV by 5pm Thursday 27th January 2022.

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

We are looking for minibus drivers to support our client gardeners in getting to and from our Reading Centre.

We want to increase our pool of drivers and have openings for casual workers. We’re looking for pleasant and approachable drivers who are sensitive to our user’s needs.

Shifts are typically for both the morning and afternoon, but we are open to candidates who are only able to work in the morning or afternoon.

Pay: £10.50 per hour

Contract type: Casual Worker

Location: Thrive, Reading regional centre, Beech Hill, Reading, RG7 2AT

Hours of work

Mornings: Tuesday - Friday (8.15 am -10.15am)

Afternoons: Tuesday to Friday (2.45pm - 5.00pm)

For more information, please download the Information Pack. To apply, please email recruitment@thrive.org.uk with your CV by 5pm Thursday 27th January 2022.

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

In this role you will support our trust and grant fundraising activity as a key income stream for the charity, managing and monitoring the bidding process to maximise the success rate of applications.

Leading the writing of bids to key funders, the post holder will also provide support to others and ensure a consistent and credible bidding approach.

The post will directly research to identify funds available which align with Thrive’s objectives and deliverables, both nationally and regionally.

Salary: £25,000

Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)

Contract: Permanent

Reports to: Fundraising Manager

Direct reports: None

Location: Thrive Reading, with flexible hybrid working available

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.

Do you want Thrive to advertise a job involving social and therapeutic horticulture? On average, our jobs page receives more than 1,270 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

If you have any questions about jobs at Thrive, get in touch

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