Horticulture Senior Trainer and Assessor
Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday - Friday
Salary: £26,500 – £29,500pa depending on skills and experience + 3% pension
Annual leave: 25 days per year, increasing by 1 day per year until you reach 30
Location: Share Garden, Springfield Hospital, Glenburnie Road, London, SW17 7DJ
Reporting to: Horticulture Project and Enterprise Manager
Closing date: Monday 25th February 2019 at 10am
Interview date: Tuesday 5th March 2019
At Share, we’re passionate about supporting disabled people to set their own goals for learning and life, and helping them to achieve their aspirations. The majority of our students are people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We also work with people with long term mental health needs or physical disabilities. We offer a range of training, employment, personal development, and leisure opportunities, and our horticulture programme, set within a beautiful walled garden in Tooting, has been a popular project for over 20 years. As well as being a training project providing nationally recognised qualifications, we’re a social business, operating Share Nurseries, which sells plants and craft items and is set to grow over the next few years.
We’re entering an exciting phase in our development as we aim to modernise our training programmes, develop robust pathways into independent living and employment for our students, and cater more to the needs of people on the autism spectrum. We will continue to work with young Deaf people through our partnership with Oak Lodge School.
You will be responsible for managing and providing Horticulture training ranging from entry level to level 2, to our students. You’ll line manage a small team of delivery staff, develop learning plans, carry out risk assessments, fulfil assessor responsibilities and ensure that all training activities are linked to our social business, Share Nurseries. You’ll contribute to developing a strong work ethic within the garden, so that students are able to achieve their qualifications and develop their work related skills. Some students may be more interested in the therapeutic aspects of working in a garden so you’ll support them to build their confidence, develop social skills, make friends, and have new experiences. You’ll maintain student records, report on progress, develop training plans and oversee the preparation of portfolios for verification.
Who we are looking for
If you’re passionate about developing people’s potential, love working out of doors, enjoy working in and managing a team, have the resilience to work in an environment that can, at times, be unpredictable, and are qualified to assess to Level 2 in Horticulture, we want to hear from you.
How to apply:
Please complete our application form and equal opportunities form which can be downloaded from our website here https://www.sharecommunity.org.uk/jobs/horticulture-senior-trainer-and-assessor. Please return both by Monday 25th February 2019 at 5pm to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 5th March 2019.
If you would like to have chat about the role or visit our garden in Tooting prior to applying, please contact Leanne Wood on email@example.com or on 0207 801 9825.
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