Volunteer Gardener

Our aim is to provide a stimulating and inclusive environment where all young people are given every opportunity to make progress towards fulfilment and develop life skills in preparation for adulthood.

We are seeking……a Volunteer Gardener

Description of role: 

We are looking for a motivated individual with good knowledge and experience of gardening who can work on our newly installed ‘Futures’ and ‘Celebration’ gardens for residents, families and their staff

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Division and propagation of plants and planting  
  • Watering and feeding plants, trees and shrubs
  • Digging over, mulching and manuring borders
  • Hand weeding, hoeing, raking, staking, deadheading, tying-in plants and cutting back the flower and shrub borders and hedging
  •  Liaison with House Managers on planting schemes, taking into account the wishes of the residents, and ensuring the gardens are a fully immersive and sensory experience.

Above all, we are looking for an individual with:

  •  A passion for gardening, and sharing their years of experience with a small team of volunteers
  • Someone who enjoys meeting others and would gain satisfaction from the knowledge that you are helping the young people and families of CHF to enjoy the outdoors

Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

Chailey Heritage Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its young people and staff. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. As part of our recruitment process, Chailey Heritage Foundation (CHF) collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. CHF is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data to meet its obligations under GDPR. Please ensure you have reviewed our privacy policy prior to completing an application with us.

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