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Location: Hammersmith

Contract: 18 months, 30 hours over 4 days including attending a one day a week course in horticulture during term times

Salary: £14,000 per annum

Start date: November 2019

About us

Hammersmith United Charities is a 400 year-old Charity providing quality sheltered accommodation for older people in safe and secure settings, surrounded by prize winning communal gardens. We enable residents to remain independent for as long as possible within a friendly and supportive community.

About the role

This is a traineeship and you will be provided with work experience in the communal gardens of our Almshouses and classroom learning at Capel Manor College (Gunnersbury Campus). You will be supported to complete the Royal Horticulture Society Level 2 certificates in Horticulture.

You will be expected to undertake a wide range of horticultural and maintenance tasks such as grass cutting, watering, keeping paths clear, planting and upkeep of flower beds.

This is a community gardening role which means you will be working alongside staff, volunteers and residents to ensure everyone in the Hammersmith United Charities community continues to benefit from the health and wellbeing benefits of gardening and the garden. A full job description can be found here.

About you

You will have a passion for gardening and be serious about pursuing a career in horticulture or community gardening. You should enjoy working outdoors in all weathers and be prepared for early starts and hard, physical work.

You will have an appetite for learning, a positive attitude and enjoy working with people as much as plants!

You will have a minimum of 4 GCSEs including English at Grade C/level 4. However, other relevant qualifications of equivalent standard and/or practical experience in horticulture will be considered.

All candidates will be required to undertake a DBS Check.

How to apply

Please send your CV to by Sunday 13th October. We anticipate that first interviews will be held during week commencing 21st October.