Project Co-ordinator
Location: Culpeper Community Garden, 2 Dignum Street, London N1 OFJ
Salary: £16 per hour
Hours: 14 hours paid time per week (on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons)

A green oasis in the midst of streets, estates and inner city bustle, Culpeper Community Garden is one of the most valued green public spaces in Islington. Culpeper is a beautiful public open space which is both a city park and an environmental community project. Managed by and for local people, it is an award winning project where people from all walks of life come together to appreciate and enhance their environment.

The Community Garden is seeking a kind, enthusiastic, reliable and organised person to deliver a programme of supported activities for people experiencing poor mental health. This will initially involve working 14hrs a week part time on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons.

A key part of the role will be developing all aspects of a new support programme aimed at an existing group of people who have learning difficulties and would welcome more support with their wellbeing. Your role will range from directly leading activities to facilitating others through to the deployment of volunteers and peer leaders. As the year progresses you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and work with partners and funders to develop our work in this area. You will also be working with another group of people, mainly women, who like art and who are referred from Islington Mind’s Reablement Service.
We are looking for someone who can take full responsibility for the success of this area of our work to ensure that it continues beyond the period of funding kindly provided by the Garfield Weston Foundation.

We currently have funding to deliver the work over 52 weeks, and anticipate that the successful candidate will be active in getting the funding extended.

You will be someone with skills, capacities and experience in the following areas:

  • Working with vulnerable adults (an enhanced DBS check is required)
  • Co-producing activities and opportunities including gardening, arts, crafts and wellbeing
  • Fundraising and developing projects with colleagues
  • Showing flexibility and initiative in their work
  • An interest in gardening and community gardens

Pro rata holiday entitlement is 14 days per year. 

To apply: Applications should include a CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the job specification to: gardenworker@gmail.com

Do feel free to email any questions you may have in advance, or come and visit the garden to have a look around. Please let us know if you have any specific access requirements to submit an application or attend interview.

Closing date: 6th December 2021.

Interviews will be conducted w/c 13th December 2021.