Project Assistants

Project Assistants

Location: Sydenham Garden - our main sites (Wynell Road and De Frene Road) in Forest Hill/Sydenham with some remote working from home

Salary: £23,000 pro rata (£11,500 per annum eq. to £5,750 for 6 months) with 6% pension contribution. 

Hours: Part-time (18.75 hours per week or 2.5 days)

Contract: Fixed-term 6-month contract

Sydenham Garden, a unique wellbeing centre supporting people to improve their mental health in South East London, seeks two talented and passionate individuals as Project Assistants for two of our core Adult Mental Health programmes. The Art & Craft Project Assistant and Garden Project Assistant will work with their respective Project Leads to design, plan and deliver engaging and inclusive arts and nature- based sessions for co-workers.  They will be responsible for the successful monitoring of their sessions and the collection of outcome data relevant to the projects.  There will be a mixture of online and face to face delivery as appropriate to each project and the restrictions in place due to Covid-19.

We are seeking to recruit individuals who can grow into these new roles, bringing plenty of ideas and passion for the benefits of creative activity and connection to nature for health and wellbeing.   

Thanks to Lottery funding we are able to offer an initial 6-month contract for each role.  There may be scope to extend them, further funding dependent.

These roles require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)

More details of our work and the application pack for each role can be found at

To apply: Please send a completed application form to

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 4th December 2020.

We anticipate interviews will take place w/c 14th December online or in person. More details will be provided to shortlisted candidates w/c 7th December.