Job opportunities - external

Grounds MaintenanceTutor 

Based at the Old Sarum Development Centre in Salisbury

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic & dynamic person 25+ who will run our external grounds maintenance service and assist the Team Leader in the development of the grounds maintenance service. 

The successful candidate will work with a team of Volunteers & Adults with Learning Difficulties on & off site and hold a full clean driving licence with a class B & E for towing a trailer. 

A good knowledge of horticulture and experience working with learning difficulties is desirable for this role.

Hours of work are Monday – Friday 37.5hrs per week with an hourly rate of £9.30 rising to £9.69 after a successful probation of 6 months.

For more details see the full Job Description.

Please email your CV with a covering letter to Markus Fanti

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Growing Support is an innovative social enterprise tackling loneliness, isolation and inactivity experienced by older people.

We are looking for a talented social and therapeutic horticulture facilitator with community development skills to join our award winning and friendly team. 

Job title: Project Officer and Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Facilitator 

Location of work:       Care homes in and around the Bristol area. 

Start date: As soon as possible, contract runs to 31 October 2018

Salary:  £11 per hour 

Hours: 3 days per week (Monday – Wednesday) may include some weekend and                                                                                       evening work.  JOB SHARE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED

Duties will include:

Support the delivery of the Community Development for Older People – Care Homes project using an asset based                      community development approach to delivering an older person led programme of nature based activities in four care                homes in Bristol.

Facilitate social and therapeutic horticulture activities for older people and people with dementia in care homes.

Contribute to Growing Support’s overall development and practice

Your work should mostly take place in care homes for older people in and around Bristol though you may be asked to work in other settings such as community gardens or day services for older people.

The successful applicant will be expected to have their own transport and be able to take tools and resources from the storage facility in Knowle to and from client locations. They must also have access to own computer and software compatible with Microsoft Office. 

Find out more about Growing Support and download the full job description and application form here: 

To apply, please email your application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to by 5pm 7 March 2018. First interviews will be held in Bristol on 12th March 2018. There will be a second interview, including a visit to one of our activity sessions for short listed candidates.