Vacancies at Thrive

Thrive is a national charity using Social & Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) to make a positive impact in people’s lives.  We have offices in London, Reading and Birmingham. We currently have the following vacancy:

Horticultural Therapist Assessor

Contract: Permanent, full-time post, 35 hrs per week

Location: Battersea Park, London

Salary: Up to £24,000 per year, depending on experience

Who are we looking for?

We're looking for someone to join our team of Horticultural Therapists to deliver Thrive’s Social & Therapeutic Horticulture programmes from the prestigious gardens of Battersea Park.Reporting to the Garden & Client Manager, the role will involve assessing City & Guilds Horticulture qualifications at Entry, Level 1 and Level 2.

You will be passionate about using gardening and horticulture to improve people’s lives. You will be working with groups of up to 8 client gardeners, taking an individual yet structured approach to improve their particular health needs and to work on goals they want to achieve. You will also pro-actively support revenue raising initiatives which include our sales kiosk social enterprise and our expanding offering of corporate volunteering days. This role may have scope to develop line management responsibilities in the future.

To download the job description and person specification click here.

Appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced 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.

How to apply

Please send an up-to-date CV and an accompanying statement, explaining how you meet the person specification and what you can bring to Thrive, to

Closing date: Applications to be submitted by noon on Wednesday 3rd July 

Interviews held: Wednesday 17th July

Please note: Applications will not be considered without an accompanying statement.

For further information please contact

Thrive is a Disability Confident Employer and as such we are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people and will offer an interview to give you the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities at an interview, if you declare that you have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the job.
By 'minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competency as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential.