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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.

Thrive is looking for a dynamic Individual Giving Officer to shape and develop our income generating activity and to play an important part in the development of the Individual Giving strategy specifically, including planning and executing direct marketing campaigns for new and existing Thrive supporters.

Fundraising at Thrive plays a vital role in raising funds for our wonderful range of services. We have adapted quickly to the changing landscape of fundraising over the last 18 months and so you will be joining us at an exciting time as we move forward in developing and strengthening our fundraising team.

We are looking for someone with energy, and a creative flair for writing compelling stories as well as knowledge and experience of digital fundraising. Fundraising is about relationships, and in this role, you have the opportunity of working directly with lots of different people, including volunteers, clients, practitioners, supporters & donors as well as collaborating with other teams across Thrive so you will need to be a confident and effective communicator.

Our beautiful gardens in Reading provide the perfect backdrop to a peaceful working environment and you will have the opportunity to experience garden days with some of our clients, practitioners and volunteers. As well as the opportunity to work flexible hours, you will also get 25 days holiday per annum (rising to 28 after 5 years and access to a range of discounts and offers on hundreds of retailers through My Work Life Solutions portal.

Key responsibilities:

  • To work with the Fundraising Manager to develop the strategy for increasing income across multi-channel Committed Donor income stream
  • To develop and deliver the Committed Donor programme and stewardship process, increasing the donor base and income generated; work collaboratively with colleagues across Thrive to create compelling cases for support
  • To keep abreast of innovative committed giving practice and competitor activity – adapt learnings and recommend appropriate tests
  • To lead on Committed Donor acquisition campaigns
  • To research, identify and develop new Committed Donor fundraising opportunities and areas of potential support for long term regional and national development, which includes online and offline campaigns
  • To develop robust business cases for change and innovation which analyse the opportunities and risk
  • To lead on or support the organising of successful Fundraising events for Thrive
  • To keep Thrive’s CRM system up to date with information from activities and campaigns; provide reports to get a clear picture of our donor profile and campaign success rates
  • To support and collaborate with colleagues across Thrive to achieve team targets and successes for Thrive
  • To participate in team meetings, staff conference and external meetings as required.
  • To attend one to one and appraisal meetings to support the attainment of income targets
  • To pro-actively champion Thrive’s work

Salary: £28,000-30,000

Hours: 35 hours (part-time option possible)

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.

Thrive is looking for a dynamic Individual Giving Officer to shape and develop our income generating activity and to play an important part in the development of the Individual Giving strategy specifically, including planning and executing direct marketing campaigns for new and existing Thrive supporters.

Fundraising at Thrive plays a vital role in raising funds for our wonderful range of services. We have adapted quickly to the changing landscape of fundraising over the last 18 months and so you will be joining us at an exciting time as we move forward in developing and strengthening our fundraising team.

We are looking for someone with energy, and a creative flair for writing compelling stories as well as knowledge and experience of digital fundraising. Fundraising is about relationships, and in this role, you have the opportunity of working directly with lots of different people, including volunteers, clients, practitioners, supporters & donors as well as collaborating with other teams across Thrive so you will need to be a confident and effective communicator.

Our beautiful gardens in Reading provide the perfect backdrop to a peaceful working environment and you will have the opportunity to experience garden days with some of our clients, practitioners and volunteers. As well as the opportunity to work flexible hours, you will also get 25 days holiday per annum (rising to 28 after 5 years and access to a range of discounts and offers on hundreds of retailers through My Work Life Solutions portal.

Key responsibilities:

  • To develop and deliver our Direct Marketing programme growing the supporter base and income generated; work collaboratively with colleagues across Thrive to create compelling cases for support.
  • To keep abreast of innovative direct marketing practice and competitor activity – adapt new learnings and recommend appropriate tests.
  • To lead on individual giving acquisition campaigns.
  • To research, identify and develop new fundraising opportunities and areas of potential support for long term regional and national development, which includes online and offline campaigns.
  • To develop robust business cases for change and innovation which analyse the opportunities and risk.
  • To lead on or support the organising of successful Fundraising events for Thrive
  • To keep Thrive’s CRM system up to date with information from activities and campaigns; provide reports to get a clear picture of our donor profile and campaign success rates.
  • To support and collaborate with colleagues across Thrive to achieve team targets and successes for Thrive.
  • To participate in team meetings, staff conference and external meetings as required.
  • To attend one to one and appraisal meetings to support the attainment of income targets.
  • To pro-actively champion Thrive’s work.

Salary: £28,000-30,000

Hours: 35 hours

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

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

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